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Forrest General Hospital’s Nurse Extern Program Graduates 11

Nurse Extern Program graduates with their University of Southern Mississippi instructor, Kim Smith, RN, MSN.   HATTIESBURG, Miss. (August 2, 2021) Students who participated in the 2021 Forrest General Hospital Nurse Extern Program completed their training Friday, July 30. The nursing students, who all attend the University of Southern Mississippi, complimented the program saying they have gained valuable experience during the past two months that will help them better care for patients in the future. The 2021 Nurse Extern Program, which began at the beginning of the summer, concluded with a reception. The nurse externs are senior-level nursing students who work under an RN preceptor to further develop their nursing skills. They will return to school this fall, with most graduating in December. This summer program, which ran from May 24 to July 30, is a joint effort between the Mississippi Council of Deans and the Mississippi Hospital Association. Kim Smith, RN, MSN, serves as

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COVID-19 Updated Statistics Reinforce Need for Vaccine

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (August 2, 2021) As the COVID numbers across the state, as well as locally, continue to increase, Forrest General Hospital would like to provide an update to encourage people to highly consider getting the vaccine. According to Steven Farrell, MD, Forrest General chief medical officer, “We have seen a slow increase in the number of vaccines requested in the community. Nothing can help us in the long run more than dramatically increasing our

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Forrest General Hospital Names DAISY Award Winner For July

DAISY Award Winner, Katlyn Peden, RN, BSN HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (July 30, 2021) Katlyn Peden, RN, BSN, a nurse on 5T, was named the recipient of the July 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.­ Peden’s nominator said she is an extraordinary nurse. “Katlyn goes above and

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Forrest General Offers New Treatment Option for Heart Disease

Adam Harless, MD, interventional cardiologist, right, performs a procedure in one of Forrest General’s cath labs. Hospital now using shockwaves to treat calcified coronary plaque HATTIESBURG, Miss. (July 14, 2021) Forrest General has announced a new treatment option for patients with severely calcified coronary artery disease. The new technology is a novel application of lithotripsy, an approach that uses sonic pressure waves to safely break up kidney stones. It is now available to treat problematic

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Miss Hospitality Contestants Visit Forrest General Hospital

Miss Hospitality contestants pose in front of Forrest General Hospital. HATTIESBURG, MS – (July 13, 2021) A group of 36 young women from across the state who are competing in the 2021 Mississippi Miss Hospitality program this week took time out of their busy schedule to visit Forrest General Hospital on Tuesday, July 13. During their visit, the contestants, which included 2020 Mississippi Miss Hospitality, McKay Lee Bray, received a welcome from Millie Swan, Forrest

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Food, Fun, and Football! Forrest General Hospital’s Spirit of Women Presents Football 101: Chalk Talk for Ladies

HATTIESBURG, MS – (July 12, 2021) Kick off the 2021 football season with Football 101: Chalk Talk for Ladies presented by Forrest General Hospital’s Spirit of Women. This fun-filled event, slated for Thursday, July 29 at 6 p.m. at The Rock’s Touchdown Terrace, is guaranteed to get you ready for the gridiron. Tailgating and shopping begin at 5:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite Southern Miss attire and comfortable shoes! Don’t miss your

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Hattiesburg Clinic and Forrest Health Launch Vaccination Appreciation $2,500 Giveaway

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (July 9, 2021) – Hattiesburg Clinic and Forrest Health are pleased to announce the Vaccination Appreciation Giveaway to say thank you to the members of our community who have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.  Vaccination is our most useful tool in preventing the spread of COVID-19. It protects not just ourselves, but our families and our community. And now, that protection can pay off in another way. Six winners will be chosen

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COVID-19 Updated Statistics Reinforce Need for Vaccine

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (August 2, 2021) As the COVID numbers across the state, as well as locally, continue to increase, Forrest General Hospital would like to provide an update to encourage people to highly consider getting the vaccine. According to Steven Farrell, MD, Forrest General chief medical officer, “We have seen a slow increase in the number of vaccines requested in the community. Nothing can help us in the long run more than dramatically increasing our

Read More »

Forrest General Hospital’s Nurse Extern Program Graduates 11

Nurse Extern Program graduates with their University of Southern Mississippi instructor, Kim Smith, RN, MSN.   HATTIESBURG, Miss. (August 2, 2021) Students who participated in the 2021 Forrest General Hospital Nurse Extern Program completed their training Friday, July 30. The nursing students, who all attend the University of Southern Mississippi, complimented the program saying they have gained valuable experience during the past two months that will help them better care for patients in the future.

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Forrest General Hospital Names DAISY Award Winner For July

DAISY Award Winner, Katlyn Peden, RN, BSN HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (July 30, 2021) Katlyn Peden, RN, BSN, a nurse on 5T, was named the recipient of the July 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.­ Peden’s nominator said she is an extraordinary nurse. “Katlyn goes above and

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Forrest General Offers New Treatment Option for Heart Disease

Adam Harless, MD, interventional cardiologist, right, performs a procedure in one of Forrest General’s cath labs. Hospital now using shockwaves to treat calcified coronary plaque HATTIESBURG, Miss. (July 14, 2021) Forrest General has announced a new treatment option for patients with severely calcified coronary artery disease. The new technology is a novel application of lithotripsy, an approach that uses sonic pressure waves to safely break up kidney stones. It is now available to treat problematic

Read More »

Miss Hospitality Contestants Visit Forrest General Hospital

Miss Hospitality contestants pose in front of Forrest General Hospital. HATTIESBURG, MS – (July 13, 2021) A group of 36 young women from across the state who are competing in the 2021 Mississippi Miss Hospitality program this week took time out of their busy schedule to visit Forrest General Hospital on Tuesday, July 13. During their visit, the contestants, which included 2020 Mississippi Miss Hospitality, McKay Lee Bray, received a welcome from Millie Swan, Forrest

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Food, Fun, and Football! Forrest General Hospital’s Spirit of Women Presents Football 101: Chalk Talk for Ladies

HATTIESBURG, MS – (July 12, 2021) Kick off the 2021 football season with Football 101: Chalk Talk for Ladies presented by Forrest General Hospital’s Spirit of Women. This fun-filled event, slated for Thursday, July 29 at 6 p.m. at The Rock’s Touchdown Terrace, is guaranteed to get you ready for the gridiron. Tailgating and shopping begin at 5:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite Southern Miss attire and comfortable shoes! Don’t miss your

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