Patient Receives Care at Award-Winning Primary Stroke Center

September 30, 2019, 12:00 am by Amanda Kirby
Awards

Joseph Keith Young recalls waking up on a Saturday morning with a tingling sensation in his left arm. After Young tried to turn himself over, he attempted to stand and fell to the floor. Young’s wife, Shirley, who is a retired nurse, realized he was having a stroke and called an ambulance to take him

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Bancorp South Makes Kind Donation to Forrest General’s Cancer Center

September 30, 2019, 12:00 am by Amanda Kirby
Oncology

Several members of the Bancorp South family have been effected by cancer in recent years, so employees came together to donate 75 kindness bags for patients at Forrest General’s Cancer Center. “Mary Clare Royals, whose husband, Larry, is in treatment right now, suggested this idea to me. I recently lost daughter-in-law to colon cancer, and

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Forrest General Hospital hires new Chief Nursing Officer

September 6, 2019, 12:00 am by Amanda Kirby
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Forrest General Hospital is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Chief Nursing Officer. Phyllis Chambers-Berry, DNP, RN, NE-BC, assumed the duties of CNO effective September 1, 2019. Dr. Chambers-Berry most recently served as Director of Emergency and Nursing Staff Services at Baptist Memorial Hospital Desoto in Southaven, Mississippi. In that position, Dr. Chambers-Berry

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Forrest General Hospital welcomes new group of 3-year residents  

September 4, 2019, 12:00 am by Amanda Kirby
Family Medicine

Hattiesburg, Miss. — (September 4, 2019) Forrest General Hospital welcomes a new class of 3-year residents into the Forrest General Family Medicine Residency Program. These doctors will practice at the Forrest General Hospital Family Medicine Center located on the first floor of Hattiesburg Clinic and will rotate through many different departments throughout the 3-year program.

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Forrest General Healthcare Foundation announces winner of Win This Car, a raffle to benefit addiction treatment and recovery

August 30, 2019, 12:00 am by Amanda Kirby
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (August 30, 2019) Yesterday, August 29, at 6 p.m., the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation officially announced the winner of Win This Car, which was a raffle to benefit addiction treatment and recovery at Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services, Forrest General Healthcare Foundation’s latest project. The announcement was made following a

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Forrest General Healthcare Foundation announces winner of Win This Car, a raffle to benefit Let’s Connect

September 10, 2018, 12:00 am by Amanda Kirby
Forrest General Healthcare Foundation

Forrest General Healthcare Foundation announces winner of Win This Car, a raffle to benefit Let’s Connect On August 30, at 6 p.m., the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation officially announced the winner of Win This Car, which was a raffle to benefit Let’s Connect, Forrest General Healthcare Foundation’s latest project. The announcement was made following a live drawing at Toyota of Hattiesburg. Dee Rasberry […]

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On the Road to Recovery

August 22, 2018, 12:00 am by Amanda Kirby
Emergency/Trauma

Shelby Hyatt doesn’t remember anything about March 13, 2018. She doesn’t know what she had for breakfast that morning or what errands she ran or the accident that put her in a coma for 22 days. “Everybody tells me that I was a passenger in a vehicle that got hit on my side. There is […]

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Good Samaritan Aides Woman Delivering Baby in Parking Garage

August 8, 2018, 12:00 am by Amanda Kirby
Women & Children

Giving birth in the hospital parking garage is not a part of any woman’s birth plan, but that’s exactly what happened to Tameka Cooper, a resident of Magee, Miss., around 2 p.m. on August 6. Tameka thought she was experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions, also known as false labor.  However, during her office visit, her OB […]

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Patient Receives Care at Award-Winning Primary Stroke Center

Joseph Keith Young recalls waking up on a Saturday morning with a tingling sensation in his left arm. After Young tried to turn himself over, he attempted to stand and fell to the floor. Young’s wife, Shirley, who is a retired nurse, realized he was having a stroke and called an ambulance to take him to Forrest General Hospital. The hospital’s Primary Certified Stroke Center is known for providing high-quality care and is the recipient of the American Heart Association’s

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Oncology

Bancorp South Makes Kind Donation to Forrest General’s Cancer Center

Several members of the Bancorp South family have been effected by cancer in recent years, so employees came together to donate 75 kindness bags for patients at Forrest General’s Cancer Center. “Mary Clare Royals, whose husband, Larry, is in treatment right now, suggested this idea to me. I recently lost daughter-in-law to colon cancer, and she also received her treatment here. So Mary Clare is doing this in honor of Larry, and I’m doing it in memory of Noel. From

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Forrest General Hospital hires new Chief Nursing Officer

Forrest General Hospital is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Chief Nursing Officer. Phyllis Chambers-Berry, DNP, RN, NE-BC, assumed the duties of CNO effective September 1, 2019. Dr. Chambers-Berry most recently served as Director of Emergency and Nursing Staff Services at Baptist Memorial Hospital Desoto in Southaven, Mississippi. In that position, Dr. Chambers-Berry was involved with supervising a 92 person staff, managing the daily operations of an emergency department, which cares for 67,000 patients annually, overseeing a multimillion

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Forrest General Hospital welcomes new group of 3-year residents  

Hattiesburg, Miss. — (September 4, 2019) Forrest General Hospital welcomes a new class of 3-year residents into the Forrest General Family Medicine Residency Program. These doctors will practice at the Forrest General Hospital Family Medicine Center located on the first floor of Hattiesburg Clinic and will rotate through many different departments throughout the 3-year program. Additionally, the residents have an inpatient service allowing them to admit patients into the hospital as necessary and continue to provide them care. The new

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Forrest General Healthcare Foundation announces winner of Win This Car, a raffle to benefit addiction treatment and recovery

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (August 30, 2019) Yesterday, August 29, at 6 p.m., the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation officially announced the winner of Win This Car, which was a raffle to benefit addiction treatment and recovery at Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services, Forrest General Healthcare Foundation’s latest project. The announcement was made following a live drawing at Vardaman Honda in Hattiesburg. Hugh Rogers of Hattiesburg picked up the keys to his brand new, fully- loaded Honda CRV EXL this

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Forrest General Hospital recognized by the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency

HATTIESBURG, MS – (August 9, 2019) The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) recognized Forrest General Hospital at the 6th Annual Spero Awards on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the Hilton Jackson. The hospital was honoured as one of the hospital partners working with MORA to save lives and promote organ, eye and tissue donation. “Forrest General Hospital’s staff always goes above and beyond to ensure that the families they serve are given the opportunity to make a decision in regards

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The Unmentionables

Gynecological symptoms you can’t ignore Women experience changes in their bodies throughout their entire lives. Some of these changes are due to aging. Others are the result of hormonal changes during pregnancy, menopause, or menstrual cycles. While it may feel

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It’s All Relative

Health risks can be inherited. Family members share a lot of physical characteristics: hair color, eye color, being tall (or short). Families also share risks for certain diseases, such as heart disease. A family history does not mean you will

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The Right Fit: Fitness that Fits You

Your life is not one-size-fits-all, so why should your workout be? It is practically impossible to escape advertising for a seemingly endless number of fitness trends, but just because a workout is popular or works for someone else does not

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Baby Boomers: Evolving not Aging

Evolving, not aging. If this sounds like you, you are probably a Baby Boomer. Baby Boomers are the 76 million people born between 1946 and 1964, in the relative calm and prosperity following World War II. Despite their optimistic outlook

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If you look away from the road for just five seconds at 55 mph, you've traveled greater than the length of a football field. That's more than enough time and distance for a serious accident to occur. On this week's Your Healthy Minute, Dr. Duncan Donald, Medical Director of Surgical and Trauma Services, talks about the impact of distracted driving that he sees every day.

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Dr. Duncan Donald: Seatbelt Safety

"Seeing injuries from car accidents that could have been avoided by wearing a seatbelt is devastating," says Duncan Donald, M.D., Medical Director of Surgical and Trauma Services. Learn more from Dr. Donald about seatbelt safety on this week's Your Healthy Minute and please buckle up whether you're traveling far or driving around town!

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"I'm bleeding and I can't stop." That's what Felicia Mark heard when she answered a phone call from her father.

You can never be ready for a traumatic event. That's why we're always ready and prepared to provide the most advanced trauma care available in south Mississippi.

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The Pine Belt's Highest Level Trauma Center

We're a Level II Trauma Center—the only one in the Pine Belt. What does that mean for you? Dr. Duncan Donald, Medical Director of Surgical and Trauma Services at Forrest General Hospital, explains what makes us a Level II Trauma Center and how we're always ready to respond.

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This week's Healthy Minute segment features Becca Flemming, PT, and Kathy Williams, PT, Physical Therapists at Forrest General's Rehabilitation Center, discusses the Zero G® Gait and Balance System and the benefits it offers patients.

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Did someone say it was Go Gold Friday? Some of our staff are supporting our Golden Eagles today by wearing their black and gold! Tomorrow, the Eagles will play against North Texas at 6:00 p.m. SMTTT!

Reminder, if you are a mom and are still wanting to enjoy the Homecoming game, R.C. Cook Union, room 215, has a Mother's Lounge. The Mother's Lounge provides moms with a quiet, private place to care for their babies during home football games. Mothers need to present their ticket stubs at the gate to return to the game. #SMTTT #SouthernMiss #ForrestGeneralHospital #GoGoldFriday
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Did someone say it was Go Gold Friday? Some of our staff are supporting our Golden Eagles today by wearing their black and gold! Tomorrow, the Eagles will play against North Texas at 6:00 p.m. SMTTT!

Reminder, if you are a mom and are still wanting to enjoy the Homecoming game, R.C. Cook Union, room 215, has a Mother's Lounge. The Mother's Lounge provides moms with a quiet, private place to care for their babies during home football games. Mothers need to present their ticket stubs at the gate to return to the game. #SMTTT #SouthernMiss #ForrestGeneralHospital #GoGoldFriday
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