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

January 5, 2019, 12:00 am by admin
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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

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

January 4, 2019, 12:00 am by admin
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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

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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

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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

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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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On July 15, 2016, Trisha Pierce was involved in a car crash that would leave her with 4 spinal fractures, a fractured sternum, 2 fractured ribs, and a lacerated spleen. Like many patients who sustain these types of traumatic injuries, Trisha doesn’t remember much from the night of the accident or the days spent in the hospital afterward.

 “I woke up on the stretcher at Forrest General Hospital in the ER. I don’t remember anything in the ER. I remember waking up, I guess, in ICU, and I didn’t know I was there so long, but I was there for three nights. The total time in the hospital was a week. My mom has told me more about the experience and fills in what I don’t remember,” Trisha explained.

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Forrest General Healthcare Foundation announces winner of Win This Car, a raffle to benefit Let’s Connect

Yesterday, 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 picked up the keys to her brand new 2018 Toyota Rav4 Limited this morning.

“Getting that phone call was the most exciting thing that’s happened to me. I’ve never won anything this big or won very much of anything! I had heard of the Foundation and the good work they do so I knew when I entered that this is a great charity,” said Rasberry.

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On the Road to Recovery

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 a list of injuries,” Shelby said.

Shelby was airlifted from the scene with extensive injuries including two fractures to the skull, bleeds in her brain, broken neck, broken back, shattered pelvis, ruptured spleen, and many other broken bones and lacerations. According to Shelby’s mother, Missy, Shelby was a 3 on the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), which is the lowest score. The GCS is the most common scoring system used by physicians to gauge the severity of damage after a traumatic brain injury.

Missy said, “There was not just one injury that could have absolutely taken her life.”

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Good Samaritan Aides Woman Delivering Baby in Parking Garage

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 physician determined Tameka was in fact in early labor and instructed her to go straight to Forrest General Hospital. On the way to the hospital,

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Forrest General Hospital receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll

Forrest General Hospital received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. “The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize Forrest General for its commitment to stroke care,” said Paul Heidenreich, M.D., M.S., national chairman of the Get With The Guidelines Steering Committee and

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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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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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