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 […]
Forrest General employee recognized with Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (February 5, 2019) Juanita Carley, RT, was presented with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award, Friday, February 1. Carley said, “I am extremely honored to have been nominated and ultimately chosen for the Patriot Award. I admire and respect each member of our armed forces. My father and grandfather both served in the Army, and my oldest son is currently serving in the United States Coast Guard in Washington state. As a supervisor, I
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (December 14, 2018) Forrest General’s top employee, leadership and physician awards were presented on December 14 at the hospital’s annual Employee Christmas Party. Employees recognized during the event included Forrest General’s We C.A.R.E. Award recipients, honored for upholding the hospital’s We C.A.R.E. philosophy; Service Award recipients, who were recognized for years of service to the organization; and the 2018 employee of the year, Chuck Pierce. Also honored were the four winners of the 13th Annual Philip Rogers
Forrest General Marketing and Communications and Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services bring home several awards from MHA’s Maggie Awards including Best of Show
HATTIESBURG, Miss (December 4, 2018)- Forrest General’s Marketing and Communications Department was honored with several awards at the Mississippi Hospital Association’s 31st Annual Maggie Awards ceremony, including Best In Show Video. The awards were given at the annual banquet held November 8 in Ridgeland, Mississippi. This annual event is designed to recognize excellence in marketing and public relations efforts of hospitals across the state of Mississippi. Forrest General received a Maggie Award and the Best In Show Video designation for
Forrest General Hospital becomes the first in Mississippi to use the Eluvia™ Drug- Eluting Vascular Stent System
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (November 27, 2018) Forrest General Hospital became the first hospital in Mississippi to use the Eluvia Drug-Eluting Vascular Stent System, which is specifically designed to treat peripheral artery disease (PAD). The procedure was performed by Robert Wilkins, M.D., FACC, a cardiologist at Forrest General Hospital. “The Eluvia is a special type of stent that releases medication, specifically the drug paclitaxel, for up to one year after surgery. This allows the stented artery to heal without the risk
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (November 14, 2018) Kristen Schroder wants everyone to know she isn’t crazy. According to Kristen, it’s a question many people, close friends and complete strangers alike, ask freely after seeing her five children under the age of seven. Well, make that six children as of November 8. “I have friends who basically tell me I’m crazy. You know, they’ll ask, ‘have you lost your mind?’ And I’m like, ‘No, I haven’t.” Kristen insists that she has dreamed
Forrest General Healthcare Foundation and Forrest General Hospital Host Ground Breaking Ceremony for Becky and Bill Oliver Healing Garden
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (October 30, 2018) Forrest General Healthcare Foundation and Forrest General Hospital hosted a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Becky and Bill Oliver Healing Garden on Tuesday, October 30, at 10 a.m. “I know The Becky and Bill Oliver Healing Garden will provide so much comfort to our patients and their families for many years to come. It is very aptly named for the Olivers. I cannot think of a better tribute to them and their vast contributions, nor
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