HATTIESBURG, MS – (July 23, 2019) A group of 43 young women from across the state who are competing in the 2019 Mississippi Miss Hospitality pageant took time out of their busy pageant week to visit Forrest General on Tuesday, July 23.
During their visit, the contestants received a welcome from Millie Swan, vice president, Forrest Health. The contestants also heard from Kathy Walker, Spirit of Women coordinator, about the Spirit of Women program at Forrest General and how the hospital seeks to enrich the lives of women and share health information in an entertaining way. Lori Roseberry, director of Student Volunteer Services, shared information about the student programs at the hospital and the opportunities they can provide.
Addressing the contestants, Swan encouraged them to take action for their health and to pass that idea to other women in their lives. She said, “I hope you continue uplifting loved ones and empowering the women you know to make healthier choices. I also want to encourage you to embrace your communities. When you give back to the community and take pride in your state, you’re helping to build something even greater for the next generation of young women.”
The contestants brought items to donate to Forrest General’s Comfort Care Express, which contains care items such as cards, games, extra pillows, snacks and other supplies. A first of its kind at Forrest General, the Comfort Care Express offers another way to comfort patients not only with the available care items but also through engagement with the Spirit Girls.
For more information on Forrest General and its available services, visit forrestgeneral.com.
CAPTION 1: Miss Hospitality contestants after they arrive at Forrest General