Hospitals

Forest City Medical Center

Forrest City Medical Center
1601 Newcastle Rd.
Forrest City, AR 72335
870-261-0000

Get to know the caring face of healthcare in your community at Forrest City Medical Center . Our skilled team of health care professionals is dedicated to keeping you and your family healthy.

Emergency Department

You do not plan to visit the emergency department. It just happens, and usually when you least expect it.

The Emergency Department was expanded in summer 2008 from 1,700 square feet to around 6,500 square feet and now has 10 private treatment rooms which was increased from six rooms, none of which were private.

The Emergency Department at Forrest City Medical Center is staffed 24 hours a day with a team of qualified physicians and nurses. On call physicians are available in many specialized areas. The staff of the Emergency Department strives to provide professional, timely and skilled care to our community and surrounding area.

The Emergency Department is also supported 24 hours a day by our ancillary departments including x-ray, CT scan, Laboratory and Respiratory services.

We can provide the care you need while staying close to home. Whatever your emergency, it is our aim to reduce your wait time. Our team can treat a range of illnesses from minor conditions to life threatening illnesses.

Intensive Care Unit

Our eight bed unit provides care to patients who are critically ill and need to be monitored closely. The unit is staffed by specially trained nurses.

What is intensive care?

Sometimes a patient is transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU) for further, close monitoring. Intensive care is most often needed for patients on artificial ventilation, for patients recovering from heart attacks or major surgery, for patients in shock, and for patients with acute renal failure, among other reasons. In intensive care, clinical staff closely watches the patient 24 hours a day.

Laboratory

Forrest City Medical Center provides a full service laboratory accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Outpatient and inpatient testing includes but is not limited to:

We encourage patients with testing needs that can be met locally to visit our laboratory. For information, call 870-261-0525.

Physical Therapy

Our Physical Therapy department is committed to providing quality care with an active approach, and committed to patient rehabilitation from chronic disease, physical injury or deterioration. Our motivated staff of licensed physical therapists aims to restore physical independence by utilizing advanced therapy techniques. From high school athletes to senior citizens, from stroke patients to patients injured on the job – at Forrest City Medical Center, our staff is qualified to treat patients in all age groups with a variety of conditions.

Physical Therapy includes:
  • activities of daily living training
  • hand therapy
  • manual therapy/mobilization massage therapy
  • orthotic and prosthetic training
  • pain reduction
  • sport and orthopedic rehabilitation
  • strengthening and range of motion

We also offer individualized treatment programs for:

  • neurological disorders
  • pain management
  • posture disorders
  • sports injuries
  • total joint replacements
  • work-related injuries
  • balance disorders
  • amputations

Our contact information is phone number 870-261-0540 or fax number 870-261-0541. Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Radiology Imaging

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Seeing more than meets the eye is the goal of radiology imaging services at Forrest City Medical Center. Radiology is the branch of medicine that uses radioactive substances, electromagnetic radiation, and sound waves to create images of the body, its organs, and structures for the purpose of diagnosis and treatment. It has evolved into a high-tech science with advanced equipment to aid in imaging every aspect of the body.

With care and compassion, the medical staff of our radiology department delivers comprehensive diagnostic testing and screening services with 24-hour support to Forrest City Medical Center. A wide complement of radiology imaging services are available for both inpatients and outpatients. These services include:

Computerized tomography (CT) creates detailed images of your body's internal organs using X-rays with computer technology. The doughnut-shaped scanner uses radiation to create cross-sectional images, or “slices,” that help physicians detect tumors, heart disease or internal injuries or bleeding. A CT scan may require that you not eat or drink if you have to drink a contrast liquid—which helps healthcare providers see body structures more clearly—or have a contrast dye injected before the test. The exam usually lasts less than an hour, including any preparations, though the actual scan may only last a minute or two. Forrest City Medical Center uses the GE Light Speed CT Scanner.

Fluoroscopy offers physicians the ability to study flow or motion in patients when necessary. Similar to an X-ray “movie,” fluoroscopy can include imaging of dynamic processes such as throat abnormalities.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create cross-sectional images of your head, body, muscles and blood flow. Because an MRI provides a clear view of internal organs and tissues, it helps physicians diagnose injuries and other health conditions much faster than with other technologies. Forrest City Medical Center uses the GE 1.5 Tesla magnet and upgraded software to produce fast scans with improved image quality. For patients who have pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators, a computed tomography (CT) scan may be a safer imaging tool. (The devices may malfunction during an MRI scan).

Mammography , a special X-ray of the breasts, can detect lumps and other forms of breast disease that may be too small to be felt even by an experienced examiner. Early detection affords the best opportunity for a cure.

Nuclear Medicine uses tiny amounts of radioactive materials to perform heart studies and diagnose bone cancer, bone infections and stress fractures. The radioactive materials are introduced into the patient's body by injection, swallowing or inhalation. Special cameras that work with computers detect the radioactive materials to provide sharp images of the body.

Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to evaluate organs in the body and commonly to examine fetal development. Detailed images are returned in real time, making ultrasound particularly helpful for guiding minimally invasive procedures—such as needle biopsies—and for visualizing organ, blood vessel and tissue movement.

Telemedicine and Teleradiology are also available services.

If you need an imaging study, you can feel confident in Forrest City Medical Center's technology and the extensively trained team.

Early detection is key!

When it comes to disease, early diagnosis is key to effective treatment. If you need advanced imaging, you can get it close to home at Forrest City Medical Center. If you have questions, call our radiology department at 870-261-0225.

Senior Care Unit

Well-Being
Poor physical health can impair mental health - and mental health disorders, such as depression or anxiety, can affect physical health.

Senior Care is an 18 bed geriatric behavioral health unit located on the 3rd floor of Forrest City Medical Center. Senior Care provides compassionate, quality care to persons over 55 years of age, who are suffering from:

Patient care is provided through a multidisciplinary approach. Each patient is supported by a psychiatrist, physician, social workers, nursing staff members and other health care specialists. This team develops a treatment plan to meet the needs of each patient, providing a supportive environment in which the individual may achieve optimal health and wellness.

Referrals to Senior Care can be made through a physician, psychiatrist, caregiver, family member or human services organization. Assessments are free and confidential.

To learn more, call 870-261-0319.

Surgical Services

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Surgical Services at Forrest City Medical Center is comprised of orthopedic and general surgery including minimally invasive procedures, gynecology and endoscopy. We are proud of our experienced Surgical Team comprised of RNs and Surgical Technologists.

We offer elective case scheduling Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. In addition to elective case scheduling, we are available 24/7 for urgent/emergent surgical procedures. Our experienced staff brings their expertise to the surgeon in providing quality patient care.

We also offer outpatient surgery as well as outpatient services which include:

  • blood transfusions
  • antibiotic therapy
  • injections
  • bone marrow biopsy

Women's Center

Forrest City Medical Center is dedicated to a continual improvement of services offered to our communities. Whether you are starting a family or adding to it, the Women's Center at Forrest City Medical Center is here for you.

Labor and Delivery

Our center is designed for the comfort and convenience of mother and family, with “family friendly” visiting hours, redecorated rooms and a staff of trained professionals who make mother, baby and family feel “truly special.” Our new labor rooms afford mom the convenience of labor, delivery and recovery in the same room.

We know that “birth” is one of the most special events in life and we encourage families to be a part of the special time. Our beautiful Post Partum rooms have a homey atmosphere where babies can “room in” with their mothers, and staff can teach and prepare the family for a safe and comfortable discharge home.

Trained Nursery staff are monitoring mother and baby needs with teaching and support to prepare the family for going home safely. Our Nursery is equipped with an infant security system for your baby's safety.

Women's Services also provides free childbirth classes to help prepare mother, father and support person for the new baby's arrival. Classes include preparing for labor, the delivery, infant care and Infant CPR. Forrest City Medical Center knows that the birth of your child is a special event and we want to help make if perfect in every way.

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