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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 545-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 545-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.

    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 2017, Forrest Health facilities had over:

    Inpatient Admissions: 34,375
    2,813 Births
    17,099 Cancer Radiation Therapies
    136,418 ER Visits
    460 Open Heart Surgeries
    6,706 Inpatient Surgeries
    7,771 Outpatient Surgeries