Intensive Care

Intensive Care
Ken Rosenberg telling Carl Johnson about the plan to protect Johnny Sindacco from the Forelli Family
Ken Rosenberg telling Carl Johnson about the plan to protect Johnny Sindacco from the Forelli Family

Ken Rosenberg telling Carl Johnson about the plan to protect Johnny Sindacco from the Forelli Family
Game GTA San Andreas
For Ken Rosenberg
Location The Strip, Las Venturas, San Andreas
Reward $5,000
Unlocks Misappropriation (if Black Project has been completed)
The Meat Business
Unlocked by Don Peyote

Intensive Care is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas given to protagonist Carl "CJ" Johnson by disbarred former lawyer and casino manager Ken "Rosie" Rosenberg from the office at Caligula's Palace, located along The Strip in Las Venturas, San Andreas.


Carl drops by the office and finds a worried Rosie. Friend and accomplice Kent Paul persuades him to tell Carl his problems. Rosie narrates that things were beautiful before, but now, he is the middle-man of the three Mafia families - the Leone Family, Forelli Family, and the Sindacco Family - since no one would trust anyone else to run the casino. The families hate each other, so a hit between the families would be dangerous to him, as a family could blame him and he would be screwed. To make things worse, the Forellis learn about Johnny Sindacco, who is recovering from a coma caused by Carl himself at the hospital. Carl offers himself to move Johnny to a secure area, for Rosie to not be in danger.

Carl heads for the hospital. Once there, he looks for Johnny - however, the receptionist says that someone else picked him up in an ambulance. Carl realizes that it must have been one of the mob families who took Johnny, so he takes off and finds the ambulance. He eventually finds the right ambulance. For Carl to take over the ambulance, he smashes the ambulance up a bit, forcing the Forellis inside to get out of the vehicle. Carl enters the vehicle and makes his way to the meat factory in Whitewood Estates. On the way, Forelli backup arrives, but Carl manages to avoid it. He then arrives at the abattoir - two Sindacco thugs then approach and pick up Johnny, who is in a wheelchair.


Paul: Oi, Rosie, liven yourself up, Carl's here.

Rosie: (wakes up) Hello.

CJ: What's happenin'.

Maccer: Eh, there's some top fanny down at that pool, Pabsy.

Paul: (to Maccer) Leave it out, dimlo, what's wrong with you? (to Rosie) Well are you going to tell him, or shall I?

Rosie: I'm really screwed.

Paul: Crack on, Rosie - spit it out.

Rosie: I threw it all away. OK, I had the power, the money, the ladies... But I couldn't lay off the blow, so I went into rehab. And everything went to shit, but so what? So when I came out I started representing the Liberty City mob, again and that's how I ended up here. But, no one family would trust another family to run the casino, so I was put forth as a neutral party. So now I spend my days waiting for one family to cap me and blame the other one. My only friend is a bird named Tony.

Tony: I never fucked anyone over in my life who didn't have it coming to 'em, whahhh!

CJ: Shit - let me think about this. You're gonna have to break it down for me real quick.

Rosie: OK, OK - the Sindaccos are on the warpath. OK? I mean, something terrible has happened to Johnny. I mean, he's in a shock-induced coma at the hospital across town. Now the Forellis - they will take this opportunity to rub him out. Now if any hit between the families succeeds on my turf, I will get the axe, bullet, machete, whatever...

CJ: OK, OK, relax. I'm gonna shoot over to the hospital, and move the body or something.

Paul: There you go, my love, things ain't so bad, are they?

Tony: Badabing.

(Outside the casino, Carl picks up a vehicle.)

CJ: So here I am, about to try and rescue some guy I've scared half to death. If he wake up through all of this, I'm screwed...

(Carl arrives at the hospital and rushes to the reception.)

Receptionist: Hello, Sir, can I help you?

CJ: Yeah, I'm here to pick up Mr. Sindacco.

Receptionist: Mr. Sindacco? There must be some mistake. An ambulance just picked him up.

CJ: Oh, OK. Thank you for your help.

(Carl returns to his vehicle, and tracks down and smashes up the right ambulance, forcing the Forellis to get out.)

Forelli #1: Alright, who's messing with Forelli business?

Forelli #2: Yeah, who's got a death wish?

(Carl arrives at the meat factory nd backs up the ambulance with Johnny on the back.)

Sindacco #1: Hey, Johnny, how you feelin'?

Sindacco #2: I didn't think he was going to be discharged 'til tomorrow!

(Carl leaves after Johnny is adapted to a wheelchair by the Sindacco thugs.)


  • Tony, the bird says, a line "I never fucked anyone over in my life who didn't have it coming to 'em" which is a clear reference to the 1983 film Scarface where Tony Montana says the same line. This could be why the bird was named after Tony Montana.
  • After Maccer says "Eh, there's some top fanny down at the pool, Pabsy", during the cutscene, you could really see Maccer masturbating while looking at the girl at the pool. To really make sure he was masturbating you could clearly see his hand moving.
  • During this mission, the LVA Hospital parking lot is one of the rare chances to obtain a Patriot without military response.
  • Carl does not recognize Johnny by name even in his first encounter with him, making it peculiar as to how he stands to recognize him during the mission, though it is possible that the "shock-induced coma" and the "Sindaccos on the warpath" reference Rosie makes when explaining the real deal convinces Carl that it has something to do with his previous encounter with the Sindacco thug, although his first name is still not mentioned, so that it is still peculiar. This could most likely be developer oversight.


The rewards for this mission are $5,000 and an increase in respect. The mission The Meat Business is unlocked. The mission Misappropriation is also unlocked, given that the mission Black Project has been completed, which is highly likely due to script limitations.

See also


Video walkthrough

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