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
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
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
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 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
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
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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