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Ratings for Forsyth Medical Center
I presented to the ER, at the height of Flu season, with an open wound on my toe on one foot and cellulitis on my opposite leg. I was admitted to the hospital but without beds I was held up in the ER where I was eventually parked in the hall for 21 hours. The next day I was moved to their oncology ward where I was never treated better! The food was healthy and tasty, my diet was considered when ordering meals, blood glucose closely monitored and I underwent a very successful surgery to remove half of a digit to my offended toe. Under the care of infectious desease (Cellulitis), a podiatrist, and the house doc for my diabetic & blood pressure issues I feel that I was very supported in this Hospital and would easily return and recommend this hospital to anyone in need!
This facility is the worst, dirtiest and unmaintained place. I visit hospitals frequently and wouldn't bring my dog her for medical attention. I would list all the inadequacy and incompetence during the several day stay, but the words above fairly and adequately describe the entire experience. Novant has failed miserably at focusing on the patient, it is all about process. To get something simple it to hours because 10 people or groups where involved to make it happen. On the positive side the one process the do have right is the food service. (Pick up the phone, order, food delivered in less than 45min). If you can, avoid this place.
Worse hospital in the area. Been there several times & no matter what floor you are on, it seems the staff could care less about you or your loved one. They treat the elderly & dementia patients horrible. They need to take a class on how to treat the elderly with dementia. It doesn't do any good to complain because it gets no where. There are very few nurses there that care but only a few from what I have seen. Someone needs to go undercover in that place to see what is really happening. If you or your loved one is not capable of looking after themselves while there, Don't leave them alone!! Would not recommend this hospital to anyone. They are always understaffed and that's the excuse they always use but they sure don't mind getting every penny they can from the insurance & from you. It used to be a pretty good hospital but not anymore. It's a shame that you have to worry about your loved one while away at a place that they should be secure but not here from what I have seen. If you don't have compassion for people who are sick, get another job!!!! Nursing is not for you.
My father 86 year old was admitted 02.16.15 and was not taken care of properly from the beginning. Within two days he contracted c. difficile which the doctor tells you is a bacterium carried in the intestines by some people and this is true but it normally develops in patients during a few months course of antibiotics in a hospital environment, not in two days unless you are in a hospital that does not maintain proper sanitation from room to room and patient to patient. Imagine the affect on an 86 year old already in a fragile state. This hospital's further lack of care in showing any dignity and respect for their patients is appalling. Their ancillary staff can only manage minimal care. A urinal positioned for the night between your loved ones legs, or a towel to soak up urination, unshaven for over 7 days, NO physical therapy to prevent muscle atrophy in over a two week stay, no turning routinely to prevent bed soars. No verification of allergies, unable to maintain communication between departments. God for bid you need a doctor to authorize a sleep medicine once the hospitalist has left for the day. It took more than 4 hours to get an authorization from an ER doctor to prescribe something to help my father sleep. Unable to swallow my fathers mouth deteriorated to nothing but soars because no one is available to provide proper care. They can schedule breathing treatments daily but not oral care for this debilitating problem of nothing by mouth. When I told them we wanted to transfer to Baptist the doctor told me I was making a grave mistake to remove my dad against medical advice and the medicare would not pay for the stay at this hospital. He did share that he had no problem transferring him if I could find a doctor at Baptist to take him. Once I exhausted all avenues along those lines I was advised by the physician transferring service at Baptist that transfers can only be performed by a doctor to doctor request and must meet other criteria for medicare to pay. In other words they are not honest with you and really don't care about the mental or physical well being of their patient nor the desires of their family. Please don't take a chance on this hospital not when you have the 4th best ranked hospital in the nation in the same town. This hospital is terrible.
Forsyth Medical Center is the absolute WORST hospital in the Piedmont Triad area! They have been known to let "Cardiac" patients wait out in the HALLWAY on a gurney while tending to other NON-EMERGENCY & MINOR INJURY Patients! So, long story short....if you have the patience of Job and are not having a life-threatening occurrence, then by all means go to FMC! However, if you are having an emergency and/or are seriously ill, then go to WFU Baptist Medical Center or ANYWHERE ELSE for that matter! If you don't care whether you live or die, then by all means go to Forsyth and STAY THERE as your wish to die will their top priority AND I truly hope you don't mind waiting and waiting and waiting, etc. etc.
Doctors at Forsyth Medical Center
Dr. David H. Priest's Latest Rating
Love Dr. Prieest and his nurse, Shelly! He's always willing to explain things to us and answer all of our questions.
Dr. Richard D. Bey's Latest Rating
Dr Bey is one of the most well-informed physicians I have ever known. Simply the best.
Dr. Andrew J. Lewis's Latest Rating
I have been seeing Dr. Lewis for over 12 years. He always takes his time to address ANY questions I may have.