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Forrest General Trauma Award Winners

From left, Dan P. Burgess, MS, RN, CEN, Education coordinator; Victoria Hickerson, BSN, RN, CEDP, Education coordinator; Chuck Carter, RN, CEO of AAA Ambulance and Rising Star award winner; Kate Aseme, MD, Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement in Trauma; John Gardner, MACM, BRST (R) (CV), director; Duncan Donald, MD, Forrest General medical director for Trauma and Surgical Services. HATTIESBURG, Miss. (May 28, 2021) Forrest General Hospital is proud to have affiliations with two of the state’s three winners in this year’s recognition of outstanding trauma leaders. AAA Ambulance Chief Executive Officer, Chuck Carter, and retired FGH Trauma Surgeon, Kate Aseme, M.D., were recognized during the May meeting of the Forrest Health Board of Trustees, by representatives with the Mississippi Trauma Care System Foundation, on behalf of the Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Acute Care Systems. “We are here to recognize two exceptional individuals chosen by members of the statewide trauma care system to

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Forrest General Hospital’s NICU Receives 20 Infant CPR Kits Through Generous Donation

Row from left, Leigh Ann Leonard, RN, Forrest General NICU manager; Jacquelyne Pittman, chairman for the 2021 American Heart Association Gala; Becky Hurston, CPR Kit campaign chairman; Eve Bauer, AHA regional director; back row, neonatologists, Randy Henderson, MD; Kerry Stewart, MD; and Clint White, MD, medical director for FGH Neonatology and 2021 AHA Gala honoree. HATTIESBURG, Miss. (June 8, 2021) “Shining a spotlight on how lives can be saved if more Americans know CPR” is

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Forrest General Healthcare Foundation hosts fifth Win This Car raffle

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (June 7, 2021) Starting Monday, June 7, the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation will begin selling tickets for a chance to win a 2021 fully loaded Toyota Highlander XSE. Tickets are $75 each, and only 1,400 tickets will be sold. The drawing for the lucky ticket will be held at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, August 26, 2021, at Toyota of Hattiesburg, 6461 U.S. 98, Hattiesburg. Proceeds from this year’s Win This Car will benefit

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Hattiesburg Artist Adds Murals to Highland Community Hospital’s Labor and Delivery Department

Sunnie the Stork is surrounded by Highland Community Hospital Administration, members of the Labor and Delivery staff and Hattiesburg artist Kym Garraway-Braley. Dr. Cynthia Jean-Pierre, an obstetrician/gynecologist, cut the ribbon. Also pictured is Dr. Kevin Galloway, OB/GYN HATTIESBURG, Miss. (June 4, 2021) Thanks to the creative talent of Hattiesburg artist, Kym Garraway-Braley, Highland Community Hospital’s Labor and Delivery Department in Picayune welcomed two new additions recently. A freelance artist for more than 40 years, Garraway-Braley

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Forrest General Hospital Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (June 2, 2021) Forrest General Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2021. Forrest General is one of only 212 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes Forrest General’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that Forrest General has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard

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May is National Stroke Month; B.E. F.A.S.T. to Recognize Symptoms

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (May 27, 2021) When it comes to having a stroke, every minute counts. Quick action can help stroke patients get the treatment they need to survive and reduce damage to the brain. But these days you need to B.E. F.A.S.T. During May, National Stroke Month, physicians at Forrest General’s Primary Stroke Center and the American Stroke Association want you to know that while the F.A.S.T. (Face Drooping, Arm Weakness, Speech Difficulty, Time

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Forrest General Names DAISY Award Winner for May

Olivia Allen, an RN in ICU at Forrest General, was named the May DAISY Award recipient. HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (May 26, 2021) Olivia Allen, RN, a nurse in the ICU, was named the recipient of the May 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. Allen’s nomination came

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Forrest General Hospital’s NICU Receives 20 Infant CPR Kits Through Generous Donation

Row from left, Leigh Ann Leonard, RN, Forrest General NICU manager; Jacquelyne Pittman, chairman for the 2021 American Heart Association Gala; Becky Hurston, CPR Kit campaign chairman; Eve Bauer, AHA regional director; back row, neonatologists, Randy Henderson, MD; Kerry Stewart, MD; and Clint White, MD, medical director for FGH Neonatology and 2021 AHA Gala honoree. HATTIESBURG, Miss. (June 8, 2021) “Shining a spotlight on how lives can be saved if more Americans know CPR” is

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Forrest General Healthcare Foundation hosts fifth Win This Car raffle

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (June 7, 2021) Starting Monday, June 7, the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation will begin selling tickets for a chance to win a 2021 fully loaded Toyota Highlander XSE. Tickets are $75 each, and only 1,400 tickets will be sold. The drawing for the lucky ticket will be held at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, August 26, 2021, at Toyota of Hattiesburg, 6461 U.S. 98, Hattiesburg. Proceeds from this year’s Win This Car will benefit

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Hattiesburg Artist Adds Murals to Highland Community Hospital’s Labor and Delivery Department

Sunnie the Stork is surrounded by Highland Community Hospital Administration, members of the Labor and Delivery staff and Hattiesburg artist Kym Garraway-Braley. Dr. Cynthia Jean-Pierre, an obstetrician/gynecologist, cut the ribbon. Also pictured is Dr. Kevin Galloway, OB/GYN HATTIESBURG, Miss. (June 4, 2021) Thanks to the creative talent of Hattiesburg artist, Kym Garraway-Braley, Highland Community Hospital’s Labor and Delivery Department in Picayune welcomed two new additions recently. A freelance artist for more than 40 years, Garraway-Braley

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Forrest General Hospital Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (June 2, 2021) Forrest General Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2021. Forrest General is one of only 212 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes Forrest General’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that Forrest General has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard

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Forrest General Trauma Award Winners

From left, Dan P. Burgess, MS, RN, CEN, Education coordinator; Victoria Hickerson, BSN, RN, CEDP, Education coordinator; Chuck Carter, RN, CEO of AAA Ambulance and Rising Star award winner; Kate Aseme, MD, Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement in Trauma; John Gardner, MACM, BRST (R) (CV), director; Duncan Donald, MD, Forrest General medical director for Trauma and Surgical Services. HATTIESBURG, Miss. (May 28, 2021) Forrest General Hospital is proud to have affiliations with two of the

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May is National Stroke Month; B.E. F.A.S.T. to Recognize Symptoms

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (May 27, 2021) When it comes to having a stroke, every minute counts. Quick action can help stroke patients get the treatment they need to survive and reduce damage to the brain. But these days you need to B.E. F.A.S.T. During May, National Stroke Month, physicians at Forrest General’s Primary Stroke Center and the American Stroke Association want you to know that while the F.A.S.T. (Face Drooping, Arm Weakness, Speech Difficulty, Time

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