Patient Receives Care at Award-Winning Primary Stroke Center

September 30, 2019, 12:00 am by Amanda Kirby
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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

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Bancorp South Makes Kind Donation to Forrest General’s Cancer Center

September 30, 2019, 12:00 am by Amanda Kirby
Oncology

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

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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 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 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

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Award Winners Named during Forrest General’s Annual Employee Christmas Party!

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

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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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Amelia Strahan, employee at Forrest General, will be offering wrapping services at the Employee Artisan and Craft Market! Before coming to Forrest General, she wrapped gifts for six years at Walnut Square Gifts and Stationery! Check out why she's excited about participating below.

"I am excited to participate in the Artisan Market, so I can make gift wrapping a little bit easier during such a hectic season. I have bags, boxes, and bows, so come see me on November 25!"

Come see Amelia and our other amazing employees on Monday, November 25 from 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the Forrest General Cafeteria Tree Rooms! To learn more about this event, please visit www.forresthealth.org/artisan
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During the holidays, we often reflect on the people and experiences that bring us happiness and comfort. Andrea Butler, LMSW, works at the Forrest General Asbury Home Care and Hospice House. Everyday Andrea is thankful for the experiences and journeys she takes with each one of her patients. Here is what she has to say:

“I love being able to spend one-on-one time with my patients and their families. Being able to be personal and support them makes a big difference in their quality of care.”

Thank you for all of your hard work and commitment to your patients, Andrea!
To learn more about Home Care and Hospice, call 1-800-844-4663 or visit their website >>> https://www.forresthealth.org/homecareandhospice
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