Bikini Bottom Hospital is a local hospital in Bikini Bottom. It has appeared eighteen times in the series including firstly and possibly most notably in Suds, an episode in which it is mentioned many times before it actually appears. Spongebob has been there as a guest or patient on several occasions as well as many other characters in the series including: Squidward, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Plankton, Mermaid Man, Barnacle Boy, and Mrs. Puff. It appears to be the only hospital in Bikini Bottom as it is the only one seen in the series with the exception of Weenie Hut General in the episode No Weenies Allowed. Dr. Forrest is the main doctor appearing in more the half the episodes that the hospital appears in. Other employees include: Dr. Gill Gilliam, Sadie, Dr. Slieen, Dr. Actor, and Martha Smith.