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    • Emergency Blood Drive Call for Donations 5/28/2020

      For the second time since COVID-19’s impact, there is a critical blood shortage in the Greater Hattiesburg area. Emergency blood drives are set for Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6, at the Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center (220 West Front Street) in downtown Hattiesburg and are sponsored by Forrest General Hospital and Vitalant.

    • Forrest General Graduates Charter Class of Project SEARCH 5/20/2020

      “We Got This!” was Justin Carpenter’s excited battle cry as he graduated from the Project SEARCH program. Carpenter was one of 10 students from the Petal, Hattiesburg, and Lamar County school districts who completed the inaugural program hosted by Forrest General Hospital. A graduation ceremony was held Monday at the Kamper Park Pavilion where graduates were surrounded by family, friends, and instructors. Graduates were assigned time slots to help with social distancing.

    • Forrest General Women & Children’s Services Presented with Lifetime Achievement Award 5/12/2020

      Forrest General Women & Children’s Services was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Sales & Marketing Professionals Pine Belt.

    • Forrest General honors Nurses of the Year 5/8/2020

      Forrest General honored its outstanding nurses during National Nurses Week celebrations, including announcing Nurse of the Year, Nurse Manager of the Year and Tech of the Year.

    • May is National Stroke Month; B.E. F.A.S.T. to Recognize Symptoms 5/4/2020

      When it comes to having a stroke, every minute counts. Acting F.A.S.T. can help stroke patients get the treatment they need to survive and reduce damage to the brain. But these days you need to B.E. F.A.S.T.

    • Forrest General Names First DAISY Award Winner 4/24/2020

      Ashley Harris, an LPN at Forrest General Hospital, was surprised on Wednesday, April 22, as the hospital’s first recipient of the DAISY Award.

    • Forrest General Cancer Center Earns National Accreditation 4/22/2020

      The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), has granted Three-Year Accreditation to the cancer program at Forrest General Hospital.

    • Forrest Health Urges Community to Seek The Care You Need 4/22/2020

      COVID-19 may have people hesitant to seek emergency or medical help during this time of crisis. Forrest Health wants the community to know its Emergency Rooms are open 24/7 and ready to help patients who are experiencing symptoms that might require immediate treatment such as chest pain, stroke or heart attack symptoms, broken bones, or other ailments

    • Seek The Care You Need 4/17/2020

      COVID-19 may have people hesitant to seek emergency or medical help during this time of crisis. Forrest General Hospital wants the community to know its Emergency Room is open 24/7 and ready to help patients who are experiencing symptoms that might require immediate treatment such as chest pain, stroke or heart attack symptoms, broken bones, or other ailments.

    • Forrest General Nurse Knows Importance of Organ Donation 4/14/2020

      For Brooke Miley Lillie, National Donate Life Month, which is celebrated in April, is more than just another month to promote a healthcare cause such as organ donation. It’s literally become a way of life for her.


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