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    About Forrest Health


    The Forrest Health system is a partnership of healthcare organizations formed to increase access to quality health care in south Mississippi.

    Since 1952, Forrest General Hospital has been a leader in medical excellence in south Mississippi. The hospital has grown from the original 90-bed facility into a 512-bed, Level II Regional Trauma Center. Forrest General is the flagship hospital for Forrest Health, a partnership of healthcare organizations formed to increase access to quality health care in south Mississippi. Other Forrest Health hospitals include: Highland Community Hospital, Picayune; Jefferson Davis Community Hospital, Prentiss; Marion General Hospital, Columbia; Walthall General Hospital, Tylertown; and The Orthopedic Institute, Hattiesburg.

    Forrest General Hospital consists of 512-inpatient beds with a 400-bed general medical/surgical facility; Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services, an 88-bed chemical dependency and psychiatric unit; and Rehab Resource, a 24-bed rehabilitation unit. In addition, the hospital includes Forrest General's Home Care and Hospice, LiveWell Center, Cancer Center, and Wound Healing Center. Forrest General also provides all-levels of care for critical access care hospitals in the 19-county service area, including Covington County Hospital, Greene County Hospital, Hancock Medical Center, Jefferson Davis Community Hospital, Perry County General Hospital, Stone County Hospital, Inc., and Walthall General Hospital.

    Regency Hospital Company maintains a 33-bed long-term acute care facility within Forrest General Hospital. Patients at Regency require acute care for a longer period of time than standard hospital patients.

    Forrest Health Hospitals

    Forrest Health is made up of six hospitals located in South Mississippi including:

    Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg
    Highland Community Hospital in Picayune
    Marion General Hospital in Columbia
    Jefferson Davis Community Hospital and Extended Care Facility in Prentiss
    Walthall General Hospital in Tylertown
    The Orthopedic Institute in Hattiesburg

    Forrest Health Statistical Highlights

    In 2014, Forrest Health facilities had over:

    31,818 - Inpatient Admissions

    2,737 - Births

    7,472 - Cancer Radiation Therapies

    132,899 - Emergency Room Visits

    2,493 - Trauma Cases

    564 - Open Heart Surgeries

    6,998 - Inpatient Surgeries

    6,835 - Outpatient Surgeries

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