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. – (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
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
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
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
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
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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