In the summer of 2006, Forrest General became the first hospital in the state to offer a 24-hour Intensivist Program for its Critical Care Unit / Intensive Care Unit patients. Intensivists are board-certified specialists who are additionally trained and board certified in the subspecialty of Critical Care Medicine. The specialized training required of each intensivist makes them more familiar with complications associated with critically-ill patients, thus providing more accurate and thorough care for each patient, and ultimately resulting in better patient outcomes. The Intensivists are available 24 hours a day to ensure the best possible care for the hospital's most critical patients.
For more information about Forrest General's Intensivists, call FGH OnCall at 1-800-844-4445, from 2 - 10 p.m., seven days a week or send an e-mail.