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Forrest General Hospital Spirit Girls Collect Donations for Displaced Victims of Hurricane Ida

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (September 22, 2021) While residents of surrounding communities have been busy collecting donations to be carried to the Greater New Orleans area following Hurricane Ida, Forrest General’s Spirit Girls have been collecting things also. This newest class of girls has been collecting snacks, personal hygiene items and even pet treats for Louisiana residents who evacuated to Hattiesburg and are living in hotels indefinitely. “Many of these families lost everything they own,” said Kathy Walker, Spirit of Women coordinator, who has been working with the girls on the collections. “The goody bags contain a variety of items that can be helpful when living in a hotel room.” The Spirit Girls decorated their goody bags with artwork and positive, upbeat sayings. Syrianna Jones, a student at Stringer Attendance Center, brought six orange gift bags which she had decorated with positive quotes and filled with snacks such as peanut butter crackers, Special K bars, Mott’s

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Forrest General Hospital Kicks Off Third Year of Project Search Training

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (September 20, 2021) Forrest General Hospital is proud to welcome nine Project Search Class of 2022 students to its campus. This year’s class had a staggered start based on differences in school district openings and mandatory quarantines from one school to the next. This year’s students include: Petal School District: Matthew Myers, Jimmy Dunkle, Robin DeRossett Lamar County School District: Bennett Clemmons, Cody Spillman, Tytiana Griffin, Aundrea Davis Hattiesburg Public School District:

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Forrest General Hospital Earns Top National Recognitions By The American Heart Association for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (September 17, 2021) Forrest General Hospital has received two of the American Heart Association’s top awards – the Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Achievement Award and the Mission Lifeline® NSTEMI Gold Achievement Award. Both awards recognize the implementation of specific quality improvement measures to treat heart attack patients. The NSTEMI is for the more efficient and rapid treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks while the EMS award is presented for measures to

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Hattiesburg clinic and Forrest Health Vaccination Giveaway Winners

Hattiesburg Clinic and Forrest Health Announce Winners of the Vaccination Appreciation $2,500 Giveaway

Vaccination Appreciation Giveaway Winners  HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Hattiesburg Clinic and Forrest Health are pleased to announce the winners of the Vaccination Appreciation Giveaway. This event was held as a thank you to 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. Six winners were chosen at random to receive

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Richard Clark, Jr.., MD, in front of helicopter

Forrest General Surgeon, One of Hattiesburg Clinic and SEMAAD Founders Remembered for Contributions to Community

Richard Clark, Jr., MD, a Forrest General surgeon, pictured in front of a helicopter, during a video shoot in 2018. HATTIESBURG, Miss. (September 7, 2021) Richard H. Clark, Jr., MD, a Forrest General surgeon, the last surviving founder of Hattiesburg Clinic and one of the founders of the Southeast Mississippi Air Ambulance District, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021. Because of the vision and hard work of people like Clark, Forrest General has grown to

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Forrest General Healthcare Foundation announces winner of Win This Car raffle

Stewart Eaton, left, and his wife, Susan, right, get the keys to a new Toyota Highlander XSE from Martha Dearman, executive director of the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation, that sponsored the Win This Car! raffle. HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (August 30, 2021) Stewart Eaton of Hattiesburg is the winner of a new, fully-loaded Toyota Highlander XSE, thanks to the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation Win This Car! raffle. On Thursday, August 26, Joe Paul, chairman of the

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Forrest General Hospital Names DAISY Award Winner For August

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (August 25, 2021) Rachel Knight, RN, a nurse on the 9T patient care unit, was named the recipient of the August 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.­ Knight wanted to be a nurse since she was a little girl. “I was the little

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Forrest General Hospital Spirit Girls Collect Donations for Displaced Victims of Hurricane Ida

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (September 22, 2021) While residents of surrounding communities have been busy collecting donations to be carried to the Greater New Orleans area following Hurricane Ida, Forrest General’s Spirit Girls have been collecting things also. This newest class of girls has been collecting snacks, personal hygiene items and even pet treats for Louisiana residents who evacuated to Hattiesburg and are living in hotels indefinitely. “Many of these families lost everything they own,” said

Read More »

Forrest General Hospital Kicks Off Third Year of Project Search Training

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (September 20, 2021) Forrest General Hospital is proud to welcome nine Project Search Class of 2022 students to its campus. This year’s class had a staggered start based on differences in school district openings and mandatory quarantines from one school to the next. This year’s students include: Petal School District: Matthew Myers, Jimmy Dunkle, Robin DeRossett Lamar County School District: Bennett Clemmons, Cody Spillman, Tytiana Griffin, Aundrea Davis Hattiesburg Public School District:

Read More »

Forrest General Hospital Earns Top National Recognitions By The American Heart Association for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (September 17, 2021) Forrest General Hospital has received two of the American Heart Association’s top awards – the Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Achievement Award and the Mission Lifeline® NSTEMI Gold Achievement Award. Both awards recognize the implementation of specific quality improvement measures to treat heart attack patients. The NSTEMI is for the more efficient and rapid treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks while the EMS award is presented for measures to

Read More »
Hattiesburg clinic and Forrest Health Vaccination Giveaway Winners

Hattiesburg Clinic and Forrest Health Announce Winners of the Vaccination Appreciation $2,500 Giveaway

Vaccination Appreciation Giveaway Winners  HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Hattiesburg Clinic and Forrest Health are pleased to announce the winners of the Vaccination Appreciation Giveaway. This event was held as a thank you to 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. Six winners were chosen at random to receive

Read More »
Richard Clark, Jr.., MD, in front of helicopter

Forrest General Surgeon, One of Hattiesburg Clinic and SEMAAD Founders Remembered for Contributions to Community

Richard Clark, Jr., MD, a Forrest General surgeon, pictured in front of a helicopter, during a video shoot in 2018. HATTIESBURG, Miss. (September 7, 2021) Richard H. Clark, Jr., MD, a Forrest General surgeon, the last surviving founder of Hattiesburg Clinic and one of the founders of the Southeast Mississippi Air Ambulance District, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021. Because of the vision and hard work of people like Clark, Forrest General has grown to

Read More »

Forrest General Healthcare Foundation announces winner of Win This Car raffle

Stewart Eaton, left, and his wife, Susan, right, get the keys to a new Toyota Highlander XSE from Martha Dearman, executive director of the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation, that sponsored the Win This Car! raffle. HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (August 30, 2021) Stewart Eaton of Hattiesburg is the winner of a new, fully-loaded Toyota Highlander XSE, thanks to the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation Win This Car! raffle. On Thursday, August 26, Joe Paul, chairman of the

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