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    Published on November 09, 2017

    Forrest General Marketing and Communications brings home several awards from MHA’s Maggie Awards including Best of Show

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (November 9, 2017)- Forrest General’s Marketing and Communications Department was honored with several awards at the Mississippi Hospital Association’s 30th Annual Maggie Awards ceremony, including Best In Show Electronic Media and Best In Show Print. The awards were given at the annual banquet held November 3 in Madison, Mississippi. This annual event is designed to recognize excellence in marketing and public relations efforts of hospitals across the state of Mississippi.

    Forrest General received a Maggie Award and the Best In Show Electronic Media designation for a campaign promoting Heart Month called My Next Heartbeat. The campaign featured cardiologists, nurses and staff from the Heart Catheterization Lab describing things that excite them and enable them to care for the next patient.

    Forrest General received a Maggie Award and the Best In Show Print Media designation for the hospital’s annual report, A Lifetime of Caring. In addition to traditional annual report numbers, this publication includes articles and features that illustrate how the hospital is there for patients throughout their lives.

    Forrest General received two other Maggie Awards: one for Home is Where the Heart is for the Holidays, which is a fundraiser and partnership with Extra Table to educate the community about heart healthy food; and one for a video testimonial about James Myles, a patient who underwent the TAVR procedure and how his life changed because of it.

    The hospital was also recognized with one Award of Excellence for their television commercial titled Baby Friendly—Our Gift to You. The commercial highlighted the hospital’s Baby-Friendly Designation and how it has impacted families in the Pine Belt.

    The Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA) is the state organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. Over 100 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and their over 50,000 employees come together to form MHA. Through our representation and advocacy activities, MHA ensures that members' perspectives and needs are heard and addressed in national and state health policy development, legislative and regulatory debates and judicial matters.

    CAPTION: Pictured, from left: Chloe Rouse, photographer/videographer; Breanne Gaubert, CRM/Engagement Center coordinator; Krista Abbott, graphic designer; Marlene Harris, community health coordinator; Michael Marks, public relations coordinator; Michelle Leslie, director of Marketing and Communications; Amanda Kirby, media coordinator; Shelby York, internal communications specialist; Tyra Willamor, Spirit Girls and Sweeteas coordinator; Hayley Bush, social media and web specialist; Matt Bush, web coordinator. Not pictured: Kathy Walker, Spirit of Women coordinator.

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    All media related inquiries should be directed to Amanda Kirby, Media Coordinator, by email or phone at 601-288-1303.

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