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
Featured

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
Forrest General Healthcare Foundation

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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Forrest General Hospital First in Mississippi to use New Compound to Illuminate Brain Tumors

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

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Heart and Vascular

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

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Community

Miss Hospitality contestants visit Forrest General Hospital

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

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Recognitions and Certifications

Forrest General Director Co-authors Professional Article for National Publication

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

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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

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Inpatient Rehabilitation

Forrest General Hospital’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Center hosts open house of newly renovated area

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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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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