Forrest General Hospital's Trauma Center provides an immediate, organized response by a highly-specialized team, 24/7, 365 days a year. The Level II Trauma Center serves 19 counties across South Mississippi and is the only Level II trauma center in the Pine Belt.
Forrest Health trauma cases that need a higher level of emergency care are transferred to Forrest General Hospital. Patients are transferred by ambulance or air ambulance, depending on the condition. If a patient needs to be admitted to the hospital following emergency care, they will be admitted to Forrest General.
Our Trauma Team
The Trauma Center is staffed by board-certified trauma surgeons, an in-house anesthesiologist who is available 24-hours a day, and provides 24-hour coverage for neurosurgery, orthopedic, maxillofacial, otolaryngology, and urology surgeries in addition to interventional radiology services.
To ensure that you receive a continuum of care, we have a specialized trauma follow-up clinic. This way patients can see providers who are familiar with their situation and can oversee the recovery process from beginning to end.