Acute Care Hospitals
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Medicare Performace Measures


Same as the national average


Below the national average


Same as the national average

Patient Experience

Below the national average


Above the national average


Same as the national average

Efficient Use of Medial Imaging

Same as the national average



Forbes Hospital is one of the acute care hospitals/facilities located in Allegheny County, PA.

Forbes Hospital does have an emergency room. They do not use electronic medical records.

Forbes Hospital is a voluntary non-profit - private hospital.

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Good care, convenient location, valet parking. I've had a couple of tests and procedures done here. I've always found the employees to helpful, polite and willing to go out of their way to be of assistance. One tip: Valet parking is complimentary if you have a handicap plate. (2 weeks ago)

I was discharged from Forbes Regional Hospital. I want to tell you the staff here is exemplary. Everyone from the cleaning person to the doctor are so efficient, caring, and friendly. They made my stay so much more pleasant even though I was worried about my diagnosis. The nurses were attentive and the tech people, who gave the scans and X-rays, were attentive also. The emergency room crew was awesome too. They took me in right away and gave me a complete work up and didn’t make me wait too long. I can’t say enough nice things about their care. The doctors and nurses and nurse’s aides explain what they were going to do in language you can understand. These people are awesome! The hospital is nice too. (a month ago)

Family member was in ER at night. Good nurses and staff, good care. Would have gotten 5 stars but it look 2 hours to be discharged after they said time to go home. Def need to speed up, UPMC Monroeville is way faster. Overall though besides excessive wait, Forbes was excellent. Just way to slow... nurse's excellent. Night doc too slow. Lab slow. (in the last week)

At the beginning of 2018, in the middle of a bad bout with the Flu, I had a sudden perforation in my duodenum and was rushed to Forbes' Emergency Room. They took care of me quickly and my diagnosis was made within an hour or so - in the middle of a Flu epidemic. Since the perforation was deep in my gut with lots of large arteries with no active infection (I was very lucky), they decided to admit me and keep me on IV antibiotics to see it the problem would heal. I spent 11 days there without eating or drinking anything (until the last two days) and the perforation healed itself. During those 11 days, the nurses who took care of me were amazing. Even though the hospital was utterly overflowing with Flu patients, the nurses responded to my needs as if I was their only patient. In over 60 years, I had never spent more than a day in any hospital and the only way I kept from going insane was through the kindness and attentiveness of the Forbes Nurses. Thank you all! (2 months ago)

I went to the ER for severe back pain and leg numbness. I was left in a wheel chair for 2 hours begging to go lay down somewhere which was the only way the pain subsided. When finally taken back to a room, I was offered "pain medication" and not told what it was. Initially I refused since the pain was bareable prone. "C'mon, you are in a lot of pain," I was told by the ER Doctor. I later learned they thought I was a drug seeker. What they had given me was dilotted and about 5 to 10 minutes later I started having severe difficulty breathing. I have a lot of drug allergies and I knew it was a reaction to the medication. Instead of acknowledging this the ER doctor said, "It doesn't do that." He also looked at my scared stiff husband and mocked him saying, "Mr. Emmick, you seem pretty calm here. You wife seems to be in a lot of pain." To this I responded, "Don't you dare kill me. I have 4 babies to raise." I never saw his face again after that. It turns out that I had an L5 microherniation that was pressing directly on my siatic nerve. The increased numbness in my foot, ankle, calf and knee was a sign the nerve was dying. I went to a UPMC hospital the next day, was admitted and had surgery to remove the microherniation pressing on the nerve. The horrible pain was almost immediatly gone, and after months of PT I recovered most of the feeling in my leg. Eight years later, however, I still have numbness in my foot and walk with a slight limp. I am posting this story because of another I read here about a man being beaten by a Forbes Hospital employee and when it was reported to management he was further abused. I wish for his sake, and the other abuse victims, I had posted it sooner. I will never step foot in this hospital again for my or my family's care. As most places, there are some good people working here, but the main problem is the administration. The people who run this facility don't care about anything except making money and keeping it. That is why they contract out their ER doctors, bully those that complain about mistreatment and outright abuse going on in the facility, and hide misteps in patient care. Please don't place one of those canned replys on this post faking concern for my experience. It will fall on deaf ears. If you really want to help me, fire your board of directors. (in the last week)

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