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Forrest General Spirit of Women Hopes You’ll “Celebrate” with Them

From left to right: Brandon Chase Welborn, with Brandon Chase Welborn Designs, and Millie Swan, vice president of Forrest Health.  HATTIESBURG, Miss. (April 9, 2021) Forrest General Spirit of Women and floral designer, Brandon Chase Welborn, hope you’ll “Celebrate!” with them in this virtual series. Welborn, who will host the multi-segment series, will provide tips for elevating the décor of your next occasion by using things you have in your home or items you may have started collecting. “We hope these fun virtual events will inspire those watching to add designer touches to their own celebrations,” Welborn said. The first in a series of virtual events kicks off Monday, April 21, with “Bursting into Spring,” which features a variety of elements that can be used in giving your tabletops a unique flair. Additional virtual event videos will be released in upcoming months. Special guests and a variety of locations will be an ongoing part of

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Forrest General Family Birthplace Receives Gold Star Safety Facility Status

Family Birthplace employees, from left,  Kim Davis, RN; Hope Harper, RN, Education; Maddie Trosclair, RN, PCC; Kailey Kemp, RN; Heather Odom, RN, BSN; Leslie Shattles, RN; Halae Long, RN; and Tangela Jackson, RN, BSN, Director. HATTIESBURG, Miss. (March 12, 2021) Forrest General Hospital’s Family Birthplace has been recognized as a Gold Star Safety Facility: For Excellence in Obstetric Hypertension Care for 2020. The award is presented by the Alliance for Innovation for Maternal Health (AIM),

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Forrest General Hosts Virtual COVID-19 Candlelight Service

Participating in Thursday’s COVID-19 Candlelight Service were, from left, Forrest General Pastoral Care Coordinator Rodger Moore, M. Div., MCC; Staff Chaplain Bob Rogers, Th.D; Christina I. Williams, PhD, a clinical psychologist at Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services; and Forrest Health Vice President Millie Swan. HATTIESBURG, Miss. (March 11, 2021) On the one-year anniversary of the state’s first case of COVID-19, which was diagnosed in Forrest County, Forrest General held a COVID-19 Candlelight Service

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Forrest General Cancer Center First in State to Use HyperArc Radiotherapy Treatment

Forrest General Cancer Center Radiation Oncology team members who are using Varian HyperArc technology are, from left, Zachary Christ, Cancer Center physicist; Sophy Mangana, MD, radiation oncologist; Joseph Salloum, MD, radiation oncologist; and Jason Stanford, PhD, DABR, Cancer Center chief physicist.  HATTIESBURG, Miss. (March 11, 2021) The Forrest General Cancer Center is the first in the state to provide Varian HyperArc™ high-definition radiotherapy treatment for patients with brain tumors. A component of the Center’s Varian

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Forrest General Invests in PRCC Nursing Bridge Program

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (March 8, 2021) Forrest Health is making a $90,000 investment in a new LPN to RN bridge program at Pearl River Community College’s Forrest County campus. The program will help licensed nurses become registered nurses. Phyllis Chambers-Berry, Chief Nursing Officer at Forrest General Hospital, said a shortage of nursing professionals in the workforce paired with the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a real need for nurses. “This partnership will allow us to grow

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Forrest General Names DAISY Award Winner For February

February 2021 DAISY Award Winner, Jacqueline Thomas, RN.  HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (February 26, 2021) Jacqueline Thomas, RN, was named the recipient of the February DAISY Award at Forrest General Hospital. 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. A surprised Thomas, who has worked at Forrest General for 23 years, quickly said this award

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Healthcare Workers Honored by Florida Teen’s Campaign

Posing with the flag are from left, Employee of the Year Stephanie Brown, Vice President Millie Swan, Respiratory Care Director Donnie Shephard, Chief Nursing Officer Phyllis Chambers-Berry; Respiratory Therapist Hannah Speir, Emergency/Trauma Services Director Sheila Shappley, and ICU RN Anna Rogers HATTIESBURG, Miss. (February 19, 2021) A special handcrafted American flag now hangs in the main hallway of Forrest General Hospital. The flag, known as the Heroic Flag, is the creation of 16-year-old Lorenzo Liberti

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Forrest General’s Spirit of Women Accepting Spirit Girl Applications

Forrest General Spirit Girls volunteering at the Hattiesburg Zoo.  HATTIESBURG, Miss. (March 16, 2021) Forrest General’s Spirit of Women will take applications for the 2021-2022 Spirit Girls program from March 26-April 26. Applications are available online at forrestgeneral.com/spiritgirls for interested girls entering grades 7 -12. Application deadline is Monday, April 26. Girls interested in a Spirit Girl position must submit an online application, which includes a photo, letter of recommendation and interview time. No paper

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Forrest General Family Birthplace Receives Gold Star Safety Facility Status

Family Birthplace employees, from left,  Kim Davis, RN; Hope Harper, RN, Education; Maddie Trosclair, RN, PCC; Kailey Kemp, RN; Heather Odom, RN, BSN; Leslie Shattles, RN; Halae Long, RN; and Tangela Jackson, RN, BSN, Director. HATTIESBURG, Miss. (March 12, 2021) Forrest General Hospital’s Family Birthplace has been recognized as a Gold Star Safety Facility: For Excellence in Obstetric Hypertension Care for 2020. The award is presented by the Alliance for Innovation for Maternal Health (AIM),

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Forrest General Hosts Virtual COVID-19 Candlelight Service

Participating in Thursday’s COVID-19 Candlelight Service were, from left, Forrest General Pastoral Care Coordinator Rodger Moore, M. Div., MCC; Staff Chaplain Bob Rogers, Th.D; Christina I. Williams, PhD, a clinical psychologist at Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services; and Forrest Health Vice President Millie Swan. HATTIESBURG, Miss. (March 11, 2021) On the one-year anniversary of the state’s first case of COVID-19, which was diagnosed in Forrest County, Forrest General held a COVID-19 Candlelight Service

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Forrest General Cancer Center First in State to Use HyperArc Radiotherapy Treatment

Forrest General Cancer Center Radiation Oncology team members who are using Varian HyperArc technology are, from left, Zachary Christ, Cancer Center physicist; Sophy Mangana, MD, radiation oncologist; Joseph Salloum, MD, radiation oncologist; and Jason Stanford, PhD, DABR, Cancer Center chief physicist.  HATTIESBURG, Miss. (March 11, 2021) The Forrest General Cancer Center is the first in the state to provide Varian HyperArc™ high-definition radiotherapy treatment for patients with brain tumors. A component of the Center’s Varian

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Forrest General Invests in PRCC Nursing Bridge Program

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (March 8, 2021) Forrest Health is making a $90,000 investment in a new LPN to RN bridge program at Pearl River Community College’s Forrest County campus. The program will help licensed nurses become registered nurses. Phyllis Chambers-Berry, Chief Nursing Officer at Forrest General Hospital, said a shortage of nursing professionals in the workforce paired with the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a real need for nurses. “This partnership will allow us to grow

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Forrest General Names DAISY Award Winner For February

February 2021 DAISY Award Winner, Jacqueline Thomas, RN.  HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (February 26, 2021) Jacqueline Thomas, RN, was named the recipient of the February DAISY Award at Forrest General Hospital. 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. A surprised Thomas, who has worked at Forrest General for 23 years, quickly said this award

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