Forrest General Hospital hires new Chief Nursing Officer

September 6, 2019, 12:00 am by Amanda Kirby
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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

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Forrest General Hospital welcomes new group of 3-year residents  

September 4, 2019, 12:00 am by Amanda Kirby
Family Medicine

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.

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Forrest General Healthcare Foundation announces winner of Win This Car, a raffle to benefit addiction treatment and recovery

August 30, 2019, 12:00 am by Amanda Kirby
Forrest General Healthcare Foundation

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

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Forrest General Hospital recognized by the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency

August 30, 2019, 12:00 am by Amanda Kirby
Community

HATTIESBURG, MS – (August 9, 2019) The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) recognized Forrest General Hospital at the 6th Annual Spero Awards on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the Hilton Jackson. The hospital was honoured as one of the hospital partners working with MORA to save lives and promote organ, eye and tissue donation. “Forrest

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Forrest General Hospital First in Mississippi to use New Compound to Illuminate Brain Tumors

August 30, 2019, 12:00 am by Amanda Kirby
Ortho/Neuro

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (August 2, 2019) – Forrest General became the first hospital in Mississippi to use Gleolan™ (aminolevulinic acid HCl) for enhanced visualization of high-grade gliomas (including glioblastomas), or tumors occurring in the glial cells of the brain. This solution causes tumor cells to glow red under blue light allowing the neurosurgeon to remove as

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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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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

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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

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Six Children Under Seven: Balancing the Darling Chaos

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

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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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Forrest General Healthcare Foundation Hosts Dedication of Grand Piano

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (October 4, 2018) Employees and guests gathered this morning in Forrest General Hospital’s main lobby for the dedication of their new grand piano hosted by The Forrest General Healthcare Foundation. “Earlier this year, the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation was approached by a donor with a vision. His idea was to have a player baby grand piano in the front lobby of Forrest General Hospital to provide soft background music welcoming all who walk through, either entering to

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Swan Receives Mississippi Business Journal’s 2018 Healthcare Heroes Award

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (October 3, 2018) Millie Swan, vice president, Forrest Health, received one of Mississippi Business Journal’s 2018 Healthcare Heroes awards at their awards ceremony held at Old Capitol Inn in Jackson, Mississippi on Thursday, September 28. The Healthcare Heroes Awards honor outstanding men and women in the health care industry whose contributions have increased the well-being of the community. The categories for honors include: first responder, nurse, physician, professional, volunteer, and animal care. “We are truly pleased to

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