Forrest General Hospital
Forrest General, a leader in medical excellence, has grown from a 90-bed facility into a 512-bed acute care hospital and the flagship hospital of the Forrest Health system, providing regional health services to a 19-county area. 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.
We are the regional level II trauma center and offer 24 hour coverage for all surgical subspecialties including trauma and neurosurgery. Patients in our region can be transported urgently to Forrest General via an air ambulance stationed outside of the building. 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. The Asbury Hospice House is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. 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.
Our residents perform all of their inpatient rotations in Forrest General, located just across the street from their primary clinic. The inpatient rotations include internal medicine, pediatrics, labor and delivery, gynecology, and surgery.
Given the amount of time spent on inpatient rotations, an area of the hospital has been converted into the resident work area, with a resident work room, a conference room, two call rooms, a lounge, and a locker room. Also within this area is an office for the chief resident and an office for the inpatient attending.
The inpatient medicine service is supervised by two board certified hospitalists employed by the residency who alternate weeks. Though a demanding inpatient service, these attendings are available at all times for assistance.