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Forrest General’s Santa, Snowman Take Their Place Up on the Rooftop

Hattiesburg, Miss. – (December 1, 2021) Under a sunny, blue sky on Monday, Santa and Frosty the Snowman made their way to their temporary home on the roof of Forrest General Hospital where they will oversee activities for the month of December. For the past 41 years, jolly St. Nick and his Frosty companion have adorned the front of Forrest General Hospital providing comfort and joy to hospital patients, their families, staff and passersby. On Monday, with a little Christmas magic and some help from Engineering, the two took their rightful spot once again up on the rooftop. First placed on the roof of the main lobby in 1980, these two holiday sidekicks have become a favorite holiday tradition for Hattiesburg and the surrounding communities served by the hospital. Many residents recall driving past the hospital during their younger years with their parents or grandparents to catch a glimpse of the two. It remains a

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Forrest General Hospital’s Spirit of Women Introduces “Madalene’s Moms” Classes in the New Year

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (December 6, 2021) In the new year, Forrest General Hospital’s Spirit of Women (SOW) will continue classes for new and expectant mothers but with a special touch. In memory of Madalene Daniell, who provided more than 40  years of Fitness for Two classes in the Pine Belt, classes will now be known as Madalene’s Moms. Daniell unexpectedly passed away in August of this year.   “While no one can replace Madalene, we

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American Heart Association recognizes Forrest General Hospital for Workplace Health Achievement

Scientific, evidenced-informed tool rates, recognizes workplace health programs and workforce well-being HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (December 3, 2021) The results of the American Heart Association 2021 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced December 2, and Forrest General Hospital achieved national Bronze Level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health and well-being for their workforce. Forrest General Hospital is one of more than 450 organizations nationwide that completed the Index assessment this year,

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Forrest General Hospital Spirit of Women to Present Virtual “Girl Talk”

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (November 30, 2021) Adolescence is a difficult time when many changes occur for girls between the ages of eight and 13. This can be a special time for mothers and daughters to have talks about the changes that are or will be occurring. Forrest General Hospital’s Spirit of Women wants to help make those times and talks a little easier. A short video, “Girl Talk,” helps explain about the physical and emotional

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Forrest General Hospital’s Asbury Hospice House Celebrates Five Years of “Family Caring for Family”

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (November 14, 2021) Five years ago, on November 14, 2016, Asbury Hospice House admitted its first patient. Little did they know on that Monday, that their first patient would make such an impact on the lives of so many, both patients and their family members. Since then, more than 2,100 others have taken the same journey with the care and compassion of the Asbury staff. Whether it’s a friendly face, a bouquet

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Forrest General Hospital Foundation Partners with USM Women’s Basketball Coach for Lung Cancer Awareness Games

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (November 11, 2021) It’s a very busy time of year for University of Southern Mississippi Women’s Basketball coach, Joye Lee-McNelis. Her Lady Eagles started their season November 1 and have a busy few months on the hardwood ahead of them until the end of regular season play in early March. But despite daily workouts with her team, other work responsibilities, community involvement, and having a family life outside of work, Lee-McNelis is

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Forrest General Hospital’s Spirit of Women Presents Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

Hattiesburg, Miss. (November 11, 2021) Forrest General Hospital’s Spirit of Women presents HOLIdaze Mississippi Style, a marketplace featuring Mississippi-made products. This free event will be held Thursday, December 2, from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. in Forrest General’s Cafeteria Meeting Rooms.   “Last Christmas season was both different and difficult for many,” said Millie Swan, Forrest Health vice president. “We know most women are especially busy around the holidays, so we wanted to make things

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Forrest General Hospital’s Spirit of Women Introduces “Madalene’s Moms” Classes in the New Year

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (December 6, 2021) In the new year, Forrest General Hospital’s Spirit of Women (SOW) will continue classes for new and expectant mothers but with a special touch. In memory of Madalene Daniell, who provided more than 40  years of Fitness for Two classes in the Pine Belt, classes will now be known as Madalene’s Moms. Daniell unexpectedly passed away in August of this year.   “While no one can replace Madalene, we

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American Heart Association recognizes Forrest General Hospital for Workplace Health Achievement

Scientific, evidenced-informed tool rates, recognizes workplace health programs and workforce well-being HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (December 3, 2021) The results of the American Heart Association 2021 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced December 2, and Forrest General Hospital achieved national Bronze Level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health and well-being for their workforce. Forrest General Hospital is one of more than 450 organizations nationwide that completed the Index assessment this year,

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Forrest General’s Santa, Snowman Take Their Place Up on the Rooftop

Hattiesburg, Miss. – (December 1, 2021) Under a sunny, blue sky on Monday, Santa and Frosty the Snowman made their way to their temporary home on the roof of Forrest General Hospital where they will oversee activities for the month of December. For the past 41 years, jolly St. Nick and his Frosty companion have adorned the front of Forrest General Hospital providing comfort and joy to hospital patients, their families, staff and passersby. On

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Forrest General Hospital Spirit of Women to Present Virtual “Girl Talk”

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (November 30, 2021) Adolescence is a difficult time when many changes occur for girls between the ages of eight and 13. This can be a special time for mothers and daughters to have talks about the changes that are or will be occurring. Forrest General Hospital’s Spirit of Women wants to help make those times and talks a little easier. A short video, “Girl Talk,” helps explain about the physical and emotional

Read More »

Forrest General Hospital’s Asbury Hospice House Celebrates Five Years of “Family Caring for Family”

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (November 14, 2021) Five years ago, on November 14, 2016, Asbury Hospice House admitted its first patient. Little did they know on that Monday, that their first patient would make such an impact on the lives of so many, both patients and their family members. Since then, more than 2,100 others have taken the same journey with the care and compassion of the Asbury staff. Whether it’s a friendly face, a bouquet

Read More »

Forrest General Hospital Foundation Partners with USM Women’s Basketball Coach for Lung Cancer Awareness Games

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (November 11, 2021) It’s a very busy time of year for University of Southern Mississippi Women’s Basketball coach, Joye Lee-McNelis. Her Lady Eagles started their season November 1 and have a busy few months on the hardwood ahead of them until the end of regular season play in early March. But despite daily workouts with her team, other work responsibilities, community involvement, and having a family life outside of work, Lee-McNelis is

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