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
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
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
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.
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (August 2, 2019) – Forrest General became the first hospital in Mississippi to use Gleolan™ (aminolevulinic acid HCl) for enhanced visualization of high-grade gliomas (including glioblastomas), or tumors occurring in the glial cells of the brain. This solution causes tumor cells to glow red under blue light allowing the neurosurgeon to remove as much of the tumor as possible without affecting healthy brain cells. “The great genius of this compound is that it allows me to know when
Forrest General Hospital Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (July 24, 2019) – Forrest General Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2019. Forrest General is one of only 225 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. For the fifth consecutive year, this award recognizes Forrest General’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that Forrest General has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to
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
Hattiesburg, Miss. (July 11, 2019) Lorie Mills, RHIT, CCS, director of Coding and CDI at Forrest General Hospital, co-authored an educational article for coders and other health information professionals titled AMI Documentation: Red Flags for CDI and Coding, which was published by American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) website HIM Body of Knowledge. Coding accuracy can impact patients in a multitude of ways, ranging from the claims payment amounts determined by insurance companies and CMS to provider decisions impacting patient
Forrest General Healthcare Foundation and Forrest General Hospital Host Dedication for Becky and Bill Oliver Healing Garden
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (June 13, 2019) Forrest General Healthcare Foundation and Forrest General Hospital hosted a dedication of the Becky and Bill Oliver Healing Garden on Wednesday, June 12, at 4 p.m. “I am so pleased to introduce the public to The Becky and Bill Oliver Healing Garden. Our donors as well as patients and their caregivers have patiently waited to enjoy the Garden, and I hope this beautiful space provides them comfort for many years to come,” said Martha
Hattiesburg, Miss. (June 4, 2019) The Forrest General Rehabilitation Center (FGRC) hosted an open house of its newly renovated area of the hospital. FGRC is a highly-specialized acute rehabilitation center that functions as a stand-alone rehabilitation facility with all of the added benefits of being inside the hospital. Patients have easy access to labs, physicians and emergency care. The renovated center features a new, dedicated entrance, which patients and visitors can access from the fourth floor parking garage for added convenience.
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