Forrest Health President, Andy Woodard, Assumes Additional CEO Role Upon Evan Dillard Retirement

January 5, 2019, 12:00 am by admin
Community

After a decade of service and leadership, Evan Dillard will retire from the post of chief executive officer of Forrest Health. Andy Woodard, who will replace Dillard beginning in January 2019, has worked closely with Dillard over the past 17 months to ensure a smooth transition. “I am honored to continue serving Forrest Health as

Image is not available
Forrest Health President, Andy Woodard, Assumes Additional CEO Role Upon Evan Dillard Retirement

January 4, 2019, 12:00 am by admin
Featured

Image is not available
Spirit Girl Offers Advice on Dealing with Family History of Breast Cancer

October 18, 2018, 12:00 am by Amanda Kirby
Oncology

Talk to someone. It can be really overwhelming, especially when you first find out. Find something to keep you occupied so that you’re not just thinking about it, because then it gets really heavy.” Laundin Lang Laundin Lang is what some might call an “all-American girl.” She’s a good student and athlete, involved at her

Image is not available
Spirit of Women to present “Girl Talk”

October 17, 2018, 12:00 am by Amanda Kirby
Spirit of Women

Local physician helps unravel the mysteries of adolescent changes for young girls  Girls ages eight through thirteen are invited to attend the upcoming session of Girl Talk, presented by Forrest General’s Spirit of Women, to learn about the physical and emotional changes that happen during adolescence. During the event, Katherine P. Alexis, M.D., will talk

Image is not available
Artists’ and Survivors’ Reception Held for 15th Annual Pine Belt Flowers of Hope Project

October 16, 2018, 12:00 am by Amanda Kirby
Community

The Library, Seraphim Studios, and The Breast Cancer Awareness Team (BCAT) will host an artists’ and survivors reception for the 15th Annual Pine Belt Flowers of Hope Project at the Library Galleries (329 Hardy Street) on Thursday, October 18 from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Since 2004, stained glass artists in the Pine Belt area and

Image is not available
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 […]

Image is not available
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 […]

Image is not available
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 […]

Image is not available
previous arrow
next arrow
Slider

Top News

Forrest General Healthcare Foundation

Forrest General Healthcare Foundation Hosts Dedication of Grand Piano

Employees and guests gathered this morning in Forrest General Hospital’s main lobby for the dedication of their new grand piano hosted by The Forrest General Healthcare Foundation. “Earlier this year, the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation was approached by a donor with a vision. His idea was to have a player baby grand piano in the front lobby of Forrest General Hospital to provide soft background music welcoming all who walk through, either entering to welcome a new baby into their

Read More »
Awards

Swan Receives Mississippi Business Journal’s 2018 Healthcare Heroes Award

Millie Swan, vice president, Forrest Health, received one of Mississippi Business Journal’s 2018 Healthcare Heroes awards at their awards ceremony held at Old Capitol Inn in Jackson, Mississippi on Thursday, September 28. The Healthcare Heroes Awards honor outstanding men and women in the health care industry whose contributions have increased the well-being of the community. The categories for honors include: first responder, nurse, physician, professional, volunteer, and animal care. “We are truly pleased to recognize and honor a great group

Read More »
Women & Children

Forrest General Hospital’s Women and Children’s Services Hosts Physicians from around the State to Participate in Global Outreach-Mobile Obstetrics Medical Simulation

Forrest General Hospital’s Women and Children’s Services welcomed physicians, nurses, and providers from around the state to participate in an obstetric crisis training simulation. Representatives from 20 Mississippi hospitals attended the training sessions today at Forrest General.    “We are so excited to host this event at Forrest General and to lead the way to improving care in Mississippi. You never know when an emergency situation will happen, and you always want to be prepared. Simulations give health care providers

Read More »
Asbury Hospice House

Forrest General’s Hospice receives Strategic Healthcare Programs’ Best Superior Performer Award

Forrest General’s Hospice received the Strategic Healthcare Programs’ (SHP) Best Superior Performer Award. The award recognizes the hospital for achieving an overall score that ranked within the top 20% in the SHP national Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Hospice benchmark and above the SHP national average for each CAHPS hospice quality measure in the 2017 calendar year.

Read More »

From Our Blog

General Health

On The Fence

We’ve all been on the fence wondering if we should call the doctor or not. Many common accidents and illnesses may not require a visit to the doctor or hospital. However, if you experience unusual symptoms that come on suddenly,

Read More »
Family Medicine

Own it! Take Charge of your Health in 2018!

No one has more control over your health than you do. When you make your health a priority, you feel a greater sense of control and are more comfortable making healthcare decisions. Here are a few tips on how you

Read More »
Healthy Living

Caring for your Spirit

We all love the holiday season, right? The whirlwind, the food, the parties, the gifts, the decorations—but sometimes its all just too much!  Too much money, too little sleep, too many expectations, and too many calories! Before you throw in

Read More »
Blog

A Month of Gratitude

Age-old wisdom has taught us that a grateful heart is the key to happiness. But did you know there is scientific proof that people who adopt an attitude of gratitude are not only happier, but are also healthier? Does this

Read More »
Oncology

From Awareness to Action

Does fear of a cancer diagnosis keep you from seeing the doctor, even when you know in your heart you should? If so, you are not alone. Most unexplained symptoms that could indicate cancer are usually NOT cancer, but rather,

Read More »

Our Latest Videos

Play
It Only Takes One Second: Distracted Driving

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.

Play
Dr. Kirk Banquer: ATV Safety

Severe injuries from ATV or 4-wheeler accidents are common in our area, many which can be avoided with careful use and proper safety equipment. Dr. Kirk Banquer, trauma surgeon, shares important ATV safety tips, precautions and advice based on what he sees in the emergency room on this week's Your Healthy Minute.

Play
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!

Play
Benton Mark- Trauma Patient Testimonial

"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.

Play
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.

previous arrow
next arrow
Shadow
Slider

Our Latest Photo Galleries

Our Latest Social Media Post

Forrest General Hospital
Forrest General Hospital3 hours ago
Join fellow cancer patients, caregivers and our cancer patient navigator for our support group on Thursday, March 28 from 1-2pm. The group will meet in the conference room at the Forrest General Cancer Center. For questions or to RSVP, call Ramona Martin at 601-288-1743.
Forrest General Hospital
Forrest General Hospital4 hours ago
There are just a few spots left! Tomorrow is the last day to register for Forrest General Hospital Spirit of Women's trip to The MAX - Mississippi's Arts + Entertainment Experience in Meridian on Thursday, March 28! Registration includes bus transportation, museum entrance and lunch at Weidman's! Catherine Strange & the Henington House will entertain us with her creativity on the way to and from Meridian! Cost is $60/members and $70/non-members. Register online or call 601-288-4968.
Forrest General Hospital
Forrest General Hospital22 hours ago
Forrest General Spirit Girls applications for the 2019-2020 school year open this Friday, March 22! Girls in grades 7-12 in our 19-county service area are welcome to apply. Learn more information on the program and the application process from the link below. The application is online only and it will be available at forrestgeneral.com/spiritgirls.
Close Menu