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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Laughter, Travel, and Trials: Oliver Raises Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness

Anyone watching Becky Oliver hike up the lush green mountains of Ireland would see a youthful, vivacious woman working through her bucket list. While that perception is true, most may not expect that she also takes daily medication to keep her cancer in check. Becky suffers from stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, which is currently incurable. “It turned out that I had breast cancer that had spread to my liver. It was in a couple of lymph nodes as well.

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What You Need to Know About the Ebola Virus

We understand the concern many have over the Ebola virus, and we want to provide an update on Forrest General’s infectious disease protocols. Forrest General Hospital has a plan in place to address Ebola. Training and drills have been underway to assure staff that safety measures are in place for their protection and the protection of patients. A safe environment for both employees and patients is the number one priority. Plans will continue to be adjusted as new information is

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Enjoy good chili? Here’s a great recipe!

Who doesn’t love chili during the Winter? How about a healthy chili that you will enjoy with your entire family? Sounds even better, right? Forrest General Wellness would like to share with you their recipe of the month!! We hope

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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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"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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