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    All media related inquiries should be directed to Beth Bunch, Media Coordinator, by email or phone at 601-288-1303.
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    • Forrest General Performs First Treo Abdominal Aortic Stent-Graft in Mississippi 11/24/2020

      On Tuesday, the state’s first Treo® Abdominal Aortic Stent-Graft was performed at Forrest General Hospital by Sourabh Mukherjee, M.D., FACS, RPVI, a peripheral vascular surgeon. The graft that was used was recently approved by the FDA, but the pandemic slowed the use of the process down, so only about 30 have been done nationwide.

    • Spirit of Women presents virtual event, Home for the Holidays 11/13/2020

      ‘Tis the season to get creative! Forrest General’s Spirit of Women wants to help you prepare for the upcoming holidays as it partners with Hattiesburg floral and design expert Brandon Chase Welborn for a virtual “Home for the Holidays” extravaganza. Welborn, who brings his special holiday decorating touches to the hospital each year, will host the three-part series which will provide easy, do-it-yourself decorating tips.

    • Forrest General Employees Hold Clean Up Day 11/6/2020

      Inside the doors of Forrest General Hospital, employees are making a difference every day. In support of Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker’s recent “Make A Difference Day,” hospital employees took to the outdoors on November 6 for a campus Clean Up Day.

    • Hattiesburg Cycle Donates $10,350 to Forrest General Cancer Center 11/5/2020

      During the month of October, Hattiesburg Cycles observed Breast Cancer Awareness Month, using a pink ribbon to highlight its Facebook page. For every unit sold, the Hattiesburg business donated $50 to the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation. In all, they sold 207 units during the month which added up to the $10,350 donation. The donation will be used at the Forrest General Cancer Center.

    • Forrest General Names DAISY Award Winner For October 10/28/2020

      Naomi Bridgers, a unit-based educator for the Emergency Room, was named the recipient of the October DAISY Award. The award is presented monthly to a deserving nurse or nurses who exemplify clinical expertise and compassionate care and is recognized as a role model in the nursing community.

    • Forrest General Spirit Girls Making a Difference 10/19/2020

      Even though they can’t currently meet in person, this year’s class of Spirit Girls has been busy. To commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, members of the Spirit Girls decorated the Forrest General Cancer Center with pink pumpkins bearing words of encouragement as well as pink ribbons.

    • Forrest General Unveils State-of-the-Art Heart Catheterization Lab 10/16/2020

      Forrest General Hospital unveiled its fifth cardiac catheterization lab on Wednesday. This expansion will help to accommodate the large volume of cardiac patients who depend on the quality heart and vascular services at Forrest General for life-saving diagnostics and treatment.

    • CITY HONORS EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT NURSES WITH PROCLAMATION 10/15/2020

      On Emergency Room Nurses Day, October 14, Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker presented a proclamation by the Hattiesburg City Council to Emergency Department nurses at Forrest General Hospital. Hospitals nationwide are celebrating Emergency Nurses Week, October 11-17.

    • Fears Put to Rest as Hattiesburg Woman Chooses Elective Surgery During Pandemic 10/2/2020

      Hattiesburg Realtor Gwen James has spent the past 45 years running around the Pine Belt helping people find their first or forever home. It’s not come without its toll on her body, especially her knees. She endured as long as she could, but on July 22, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, James had knee replacement surgery at Forrest General’s Orthopedic Institute.

    • Care Management Organization to offer virtual seminars to educate public on Medicare/Individual healthcare options 10/1/2020

      Care Management Organization, a division of Forrest General Hospital and Hattiesburg Clinic, is providing a free educational video series to answer questions and provide information about Medicare and Individual Health Plans for all ages.


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