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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American College of Cardiology honors Forrest General physician

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (May 29, 2019) Thad Waites, MD, MACC, cardiologist at Hattiesburg Clinic and medical staff at Forrest General, has held many positions throughout his career including chair of the American College of Cardiology’s Board of Governors and a member of the ACC’s Board of Trustees. This year, he was to pass on his position as chair for the ACC’s Health Affairs Committee and received a replica of the George Washington Gavel as a parting gift. Owned and wielded

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Forrest General Hospital to host Project SEARCH

Hattiesburg, Miss. (May 15, 2019) Forrest General Hospital will host Project SEARCH, which is one-year high school transition program for young adults with developmental disabilities. The program provides the participants with an opportunity to develop functional skills, enabling them to become a part of the community workforce. Forrest General is partnering with Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services, Lamar County School District, Hattiesburg Public School District, and Petal Public School District. “We hope that Project SEARCH will lead to increased employment

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Camp Bluebird celebrates 30 year anniversary

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (May 13, 2019) Paul B. Johnson State Park sits nestled just off of Highway 49 with acres of beautiful pines and a lake that stretches out just far enough. For the last thirty years, the park has welcomed Camp Bluebird, the first camp for adult cancer patients and survivors in Mississippi. Each spring campers, counselors, and volunteers gather for two and a half days to enjoy crafts, music, and good company. “This camp is wonderful. People look

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Forrest General’s Pathology Lab Acquires New Equipment for Quicker Test Results and Expanded Options

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (April 10, 2019) – Forrest General’s Pathology Department recently acquired the new Leica BOND 111, which will enable faster turnaround time for receiving test results and add additional testing options to what the lab currently offers. “This equipment will give us faster turn-around on test results as well as helping us to add new testing online. One of the first new tests we’ll offer is the PDL-1, making our lab the only one in Mississippi able to perform

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Spirit of Women

Pine Belt residents honored as Spirit in Action winners during annual event

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (April 4, 2019) Four Pine Belt residents were honored for their commitments to caring for the community as winners of the Spirit in Action Awards, presented at the annual Spirit of Women Spring Event on April 4. This year’s event featured a presentation, Flying Through Life, by Tammie Jo Shults, who is most famous for becoming one of the first female F/A-18 pilots and for safely landing a Boeing 737 after an engine exploded at high altitude

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Heart and Vascular

Forrest General Hospital First in Mississippi to use the new Inari Medical ClotTriever Device

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (March 27, 2019) – Forrest General became the first hospital in Mississippi to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) using the Inari Medical ClotTriever device. Robert Wilkins, MD, Cardiologist, performed the procedure on Friday, March 15, 2019. “Forrest General made a huge step in the right direction by bringing this procedure to patients in the Pine Belt. A DVT is a life threatening condition, and having this procedure available strengthens our ability to save lives without causing some of

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Listen to Your Heart

Are you listening to your heart? It could save your life. Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S. In fact, one out of four deaths is due to heart disease. People who have heart disease

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In Case of Emergency

Heart attacks strike Americans about once every 34 seconds, and most victims aren’t even aware they’re having one until it’s too late. Each year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. Heart attacks occur when the

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The Adventurous Heart

When you are facing something new, do you ever experience nervousness or fear? They say life begins at the end of your comfort zone, and there is no better time than the present to begin an adventure, take a risk

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Summertime Smoothies with a Kick!

It’s time again for the Forrest General Wellness Recipe of the Month!! We wanted to share with you a healthy and fun and healthy alternative to an average fruit smoothie. A yummy and interesting Oatmeal Smoothie! These easy, make-ahead smoothies are packed with

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Water: It’s More Necessary than You Think!

Want to look younger, feel younger, think smarter, and lose weight? SIMPLY DRINK MORE WATER! It has been medically proven that just a 5% drop in body fluids will cause a 25%-30% loss of energy in the average person, yet

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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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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.

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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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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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