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Forrest General Hospital’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Center hosts open house of newly renovated area - Forrest Health
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    Published on June 04, 2019

    Forrest General Hospital’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Center hosts open house of newly renovated area


    Hattiesburg, Miss. (June 4, 2019) The Forrest General Rehabilitation Center (FGRC) hosted an open house of its newly renovated area of the hospital. FGRC is a highly-specialized acute rehabilitation center that functions as a stand-alone rehabilitation facility with all of the added benefits of being inside the hospital. Patients have easy access to labs, physicians and emergency care.


    The renovated center features a new, dedicated entrance, which patients and visitors can access from the fourth floor parking garage for added convenience. There are now all private rooms and new therapy equipment including a new Zero G® Gait and Balance System. The Zero G is a robotic system that uses an overhead track to support the patient. It allows patients to practice a wide range of activities without the risk of falling.


    “FGRC first opened in 1987 within Forrest General Hospital, and we have been providing excellent care for 32 years. With every new beginning, however, there is excitement! Being able to relocate while still remaining within Forrest General Hospital, having all private rooms as well as upgrades to the facility and equipment is very exciting for staff.  We look forward to sharing this newly renovated facility with its new opportunities to serve our patients and families even more effectively,” said Donna Wheeless, RPT, director of Rehabilitation and Wellness Services.


    For more information about inpatient rehabilitation at Forrest General’s Rehabilitation Center, visit


    Caption: Beth Hensarling,OTR, rehab therapy manager, and Rebecca Fleming, RPT, demonstrate the Zero G.


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