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    • Forrest General Cancer Center Receives Donation from Zeta Phi Beta Sorority 1/17/2022

      HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (January 17, 2022) As part of Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, representatives of the Lambda Kappa Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Inc. sorority donated 21 new wigs to the Forrest General Hospital Cancer Center.

    • Forrest General Hospital’s Jones, Wahl Recognized with Doctors C.A.R.E. Awards 1/4/2022

      HATTIESBURG, Miss. (January 4, 2022) Keith Jones, MD, a neurologist/hospitalist, and medical director of stroke, and Georgia Wahl, MD, a trauma and critical care surgeon, were recognized as the fourth quarter winners of the Forrest General Hospital Doctors C.A.R.E. Awards. These awards recognize the achievements of physician members of Forrest General Hospital in service and contribution to the patient and physician community.

    • Forrest General Hospital Acquires Perry County General Hospital 1/3/2022

      HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (January 3, 2022) Forrest Health has signed a letter of agreement for Forrest General Hospital to acquire the Perry County General Hospital and The Doctor’s Clinic in Richton. The acquisition of the 22-bed critical access facility was finalized on January 1, 2022.

    • In its 10th Year, The Orthopedic Institute Continues to Offer Advanced Orthopedic Care, Designed For You 1/3/2022

      HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (January 3, 2022) As The Orthopedic Institute (OI) celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, patients needing orthopedic care can continue to take advantage of this facility which offers both outpatient and inpatient care in one location, making it easier and more convenient to get the care they need.

    • Forrest General Hospital Receives Prestigious Baby-Friendly Designation 12/29/2021

      HATTIESBURG, MS (December 29, 2021) – Forrest General Hospital is proud to announce that its Family Birthplace has achieved the highly prestigious international Baby-Friendly designation once again. A rigorous review process was conducted by Baby-Friendly USA, the organization responsible for bestowing this certification in the United States.

    • Forrest General Home Care Nurse Receives State’s MAHC J.T. Gilbert Award 12/20/2021

      HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (December 20, 2021) Forrest General Home Care Nurse, Robert “Scott” Nelson, RN, BSN, has been awarded the 2021 Mississippi Association for Home Care (MAHC) J.T. Gilbert Clinical Award. The award is named for Gilbert, a physical therapist who was the first person to start a home care agency in the state of Mississippi.

    • Forrest General Hospital Names DAISY Award Winner for November 12/17/2021

      HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (December 17, 2021) Iesha Barnett, RN, who works as a case manager on the Skilled Nursing Unit at Forrest General Hospital, has been named the November recipient of the DAISY Award. The award, which is presented monthly to a deserving nurse or nurses, exemplifies clinical expertise and compassionate care and is recognized as a role model in the nursing community.­

    • Forrest General Hospital Cardiologists Perform 200th WATCHMAN™ Implant 12/16/2021

      HATTIESBURG, Miss. (December 16, 2021) – Earlier this month, cardiologists at Forrest General Hospital performed the 200th WATCHMAN™ procedure for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). This procedure offers an alternative to long-term blood thinners.

    • Forrest General Hospital Names Annual Award Winners 12/10/2021

      Forrest General Hospital’s top employee, leadership, and physician awards were presented on December 10.

    • Forrest General Hospital Presents the 2021 Philip W. Rogers Award Winners 12/10/2021

      Forrest General Hospital proudly announces the winners of the 16th annual Philip W. Rogers awards. These awards are presented to healthcare workers who exemplify commitment to the field of medicine and excellence in patient care.

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