Forsyth Medical Center is where getting better begins.

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem is the largest healthcare facility in the Novant Health system, serving 22 counties across North Carolina and Virginia. We’ve been part of the community since 1888, providing residents with local, convenient access to world-class medical care and treatment. 

We stay on the leading edge of medicine by investing in resources for new technology, programs and services for the hospital and your community.

Focused on Excellence

Patient safety is our top priority. Our services meet or exceed strict industry standards so you can feel confident about your care.

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Nationally recognized healthcare, close to home

Forsyth Medical Center holds national rankings in many specialties so you can expect next-level care. Some of our recent honors include:

  • 5-star rating, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services overall hospital quality star rating
  • Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation, American College of Emergency Physicians, 2023
  • Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center certification, The Joint Commission
  • Get with the Guidelines achievement award, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, 2022
  • Accredited Breast Center, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
  • Magnet Recognition, American Nurses Credentialing Center, 2019 (reviewed every four years)

We are among the 8% of hospitals in the country to receive Magnet Recognition.

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Making way for tomorrow's care

To ensure our growing community continues to have easy access to leading-edge hospital care, we are adding a five-story, 193,000-square-foot critical care tower.

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Removing barriers to care

Through initiatives like our Community Care Cruiser and community-based clinics, our expert healthcare specialists bring the services you need to you:

  • Routine screenings
  • Health and sports physicals
  • Vaccinations
  • Chronic condition management
  • Medical interpreters

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Expect remarkable care on your terms

We regularly gather feedback from our community councils to guide our efforts to meet the needs of our diverse population and improve everyone’s experience.

Serving your community since 1888

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center has grown from humble beginnings into the largest hospital in the Novant Health system, bringing advanced, world-class comprehensive care near you.

  • 1888: Henry O. Lacy and Ladies Twin City Hospital Association volunteers group fundraise to create a hospital inside the Martin Grogan Home on North Liberty St.
  • 1892: Thanks to fundraising efforts, Twin City Hospital opens with 12 rooms, two wards and an operating room.
  • 1914: Modern Twin City Hospital is built at East Fourth Street.
  • 1964: Forsyth Memorial Hospital, owned and managed by Forsyth County, opens at its current location on Silas Creek Parkway.
  • 1984: County deeds the hospital to Carolina Medicorp, Inc.
  • 1980s:
    • Forsyth Memorial Hospital begins operating Medical Park Hospital (now named Novant Health Medical Park Hospital), and Forsyth Medical Center Hawthorne Outpatient Surgery Center (now named Novant Health Hawthorne Outpatient Surgery)
    • By decade's end, the hospital building itself has grown through the addition of a west tower.
  • 1997: Carolina Medicorp, Inc. and Presbyterian Healthcare in Charlotte, NC merge to form Novant Health.
  • 2002: Forsyth Medical Center adds a critical care wing, expanding the ability to care for those who are critically ill.
  • 2004: The emergency room doubles to more than 100 treatment bays.
  • 2007: The need for hospital beds leads to the construction of the north tower, bringing another 100 beds to the medical center. In addition, the Novant Health Conference Center is built at Forsyth Medical Center. This gift to the community offers a safe, open place for community groups to meet and host events.
  • 2017: Novant Health partners with Encompass Health to build Novant Health Rehabilitation Hospital, which offers rehabilitation services aimed at helping patients regain independence after experiencing a stroke, hip fracture, brain injury, amputation and other complex neurological or orthopedic condition.
  • 2021: Hospital breaks ground on a $222 million expansion to add a five-story, 193,000-square-foot critical care tower. Learn more about our expansion

At the forefront of remarkable care

Throughout our history, Forsyth Medical Center has pioneered high-quality healthcare. This commitment to quality helps us deliver expert care to communities in the Winston-Salem area.

  • First nationally certified Heart Failure Program in the Carolinas, The Joint Commission
  • First nationally certified Stroke Program in the Carolinas, The Joint Commission
  • First in North Carolina to be Recognized as Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by AAGL
  • Among the first 100 medical centers in the nation to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers