Within 72 hours of admission to Forest Hill your personal doctor will conduct an initial assessment. If your doctor is a Forest Hill partner physician - which is often the case if he or she practices at Clara Maass Medical Center or St. Michael’s Medical Center - he or she may continue to oversee your care for the duration of your stay. This continuity of care is a major benefit in recuperation and therapeutic processes.
Most doctor/patient communication after the initial assessment is facilitated by Licensed Practical/ Vocational Nurses, Registered Nurses, and Nurse Practitioners. Our staff is familiar with our partner physicians and their schedules and can help you get in touch if the need should arise. For any immediate medical concerns we practice telehealth medicine, with doctors available round the clock on the other end of a videoconferencing unit.