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. – (March 20, 2019) The Pinebelt Foundation has named Kayleigh Williamson, the first woman with Down Syndrome to complete the Austin Half Marathon, the feature athlete for the upcoming Hattiesburg Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k sponsored in part by Forrest General Hospital. The Foundation chose Williamson to represent the race because of her determination and the example she sets to work hard for health. “We could not be prouder to have Kayleigh as the Hattiesburg Half Marathon feature
Forrest General Hospice, Asbury Hospice House, and Forrest General’s Palliative and Supportive Care hosts Annual Memorial Service
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (March 9, 2019) Forrest General Hospice, Asbury Hospice House, and Palliative and Supportive Care held their annual memorial service on Saturday, March 9, at the Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center to honor the memory of patients who passed away while on hospice and palliative care services this past year. All family members and friends of those patients were invited to attend. There was a balloon and butterfly release and reception following the service. “Our annual Hospice and Palliative
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (March 4, 2019) – The first year Deb McKenna went to Camp Bluebird, the volunteers had chosen There’s No Place Like Bluebird as the theme that weekend. They had decorated everything according to theme, and McKenna recalls there were even people dressed as characters from The Wizard of Oz. She felt relieved to see such a fun and welcoming atmosphere, because she had convinced her dear friend, Glenda Holifield, to join her at Camp Bluebird. “Glenda had been
Hattiesburg, Miss. (March 1, 2019) Forrest General Hospital’s Department of Public Safety achieved re-accreditation from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (MSLEAC) on February 20, 2019, for a period of four years. According to the report provided by MSLEAC, “The assessment team found the Forrest General Hospital Police Department to be a professional full-service law enforcement agency that provides a superior level of law enforcement services to the Forrest General Hospital properties. It is clear that the administration is dedicated
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (February 14, 2019) – Danny McGee looks forward to celebrating several big milestones within the next few years. In 2024, just five years from now, he’ll be old enough to retire from his position as production manager at the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation. McGee has a large family – 3 daughters, a son, and 5 grandchildren – which he enjoys spending his time with and helping them celebrate special occasions of their own. These are just a couple
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (February 7, 2019) – Volunteers for the American Heart Association are celebrating American Heart Month by knitting and crocheting red hats for all babies born at Forrest General Hospital in February. Forrest General is participating in the Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts program, which raises awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country. “We love being a part of Little Hats, Big
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