We would like to take this opportunity to introduce to you our new Chief Executive officer for Mountain Lakes Medical Center, Dr. Joseph Forese. Dr. Forese brings to Rabun County years of experience in several healthcare disciplines including practice, education, and administration. His depth of knowledge of community-based healthcare systems makes him an ideal fit for the hospital and our new hospital vision.
He is a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served our country on active duty for five years including the duration of Desert Storm. It was there he forged his attitude of service which continued into private practice in Smyrna, Georgia, at Life University, and now in Rabun County
When asked about why he wanted to join the Rabun County he responded, "I see tremendous potential for Mountain Lakes Medical Center and my priorities will be to increase our attitude of service and expand our service lines for the community."
Mountain Lakes Medical Center is a full service, 25 bed, acute care hospital located in Clayton, Georgia. The hospital boasts a trained and professional medical staff, experienced employees and energetic volunteers who are dedicated to improving healthcare and changing the way people think about their health and wellness.
Leading our healthcare team are 29 trained physicians, supported by over 180 hospital employees, who focus not only on treating illness, but also on providing preventive services to keep patients well. This practice of detecting illness early minimizes the effect on the lives of patients, decreases the need for costly specialty and inpatient care procedures, and, in turn, improves the quality of life for those we treat.
The hospital’s clinical services include: 24-hour emergency care, primary care, general surgery, gynecology, pediatrics, orthopedics, community health classes, wellness programs, and a growing list of specialty services.
Mountain Lakes Medical Center provides quality, comprehensive medical care and preventive health services for the Rabun County community and communities throughout Northeast Georgia. With close to 200 associates, the hospital truly affects the physical and economic health of the region.
For more information about Mountain Lakes Medical Center, please call (706) 782-4233.
Join us for a meet and greet with the subcontractors and vendors involved with the construction of the Mountain Lakes Medical Center Replacement Facility! The event will be hosted at The Amara Center and will take place from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.
Dr. Joe Forese, CEO of Mountain Lakes Medical Center, announced that Phase One of construction and the implementation of a strategic site plan for a new hospital will begin immediately!
The hospital campus will be built on a 30 acre site located off Highway 441 near Mountain City Road. “On behalf of the governing board and the employees of MLMC, we are pleased Phase One of the new campus has begun,” remarked Dr. Forese. He went on to say – “It has taken the efforts of many individuals and groups to reach this point, including but not limited to, community leaders, government officials, members of the community and dedicated employees. My thanks go out to all of you for your hard work and dedication.”
Mountain Lakes Medical Center Celebrates National Cholesterol Education Month during September!
How do you know if your cholesterol is high? High cholesterol usually doesn't have any symptoms. As a result, many people do not know that their cholesterol levels are too high. However, doctors can do a simple blood test to check your cholesterol. High cholesterol can be controlled through lifestyle changes and medications.
Mountain Lakes Medical Center Celebrates National Hospital Week May 10th- 16th !
We invite the local community to join us in observing this special week. A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to offering critical laboratory testing, to providing convenient outpatient services and life-saving emergency care for the public, our hospital is essential to a healthy and optimistic community.
Mountain Lakes Medical Center Celebrates National Healthcare Volunteer Week April 12th- 18th !
Spring is the most common time of the year for people to experience seasonal allergy symptoms.
As the weather gets warmer and plants start to bloom, trees, and grasses release pollen into the air, triggering symptoms associated with seasonal allergies. In addition, insect bites and food allergies such as nuts and shellfish are a very common problem.
Don’t take unnecessary chances.If you experience the symptoms of a heart attack – every minute counts. Your chances of survival are improved when you seek emergency medical treatment and receive the appropriate medications and are stabilized. Mountain Lakes Medical Center provides Rabun County with the emergency flight operation and emergency care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Read More
ATLANTA – Mountain Lakes Medical Center in Clayton has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) Core Measures Honor Roll. Mountain Lakes Medical Center is one of 30 hospitals in Georgia to be placed in the Chairman’s category, the highest on the list.Read More
Clayton, Georgia — Mountain Lakes Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.Read More