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Forrest General Performs First Treo Abdominal Aortic Stent-Graft in Mississippi

Members of the surgical team who conducted the state’s first Treo® Abdominal Aortic Stent-Graft last week at Forrest General Hospital. From left, Ron Doyle, Treo Graft representative; Tim Graham, RTR, Radiology Interventionalist; James Rogers, Radiology Technologist; Sourabh Mukherjee, M.D., FACS, RPVI, peripheral vascular surgeon; Jeremy Chance, CRNA, nurse anesthetist; Rebecca Bailey, surgical tech; Carley Edwards, surgical tech; Natalie Jones, RN. HATTIESBURG, Miss. (November 23, 2020) – On Tuesday, the state’s first Treo® Abdominal Aortic Stent-Graft was performed at Forrest General Hospital by Sourabh Mukherjee, M.D., FACS, RPVI, a peripheral vascular surgeon. The graft that was used was recently approved by the FDA, but the pandemic slowed the use of the process down, so only about 30 have been done nationwide. The aneurysm repair procedure allows surgeons to now repair aneurysms percutaneously, meaning the procedure is done via a needle-puncture of the skin rather than using an “open” approach where a patient’s inner organs are exposed.

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Forrest General’s Santa, Snowman Take Their Place on Top of Building

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (December 3, 2020) For the past 40 years, jolly St. Nick and his companion, Frosty the Snowman, have adorned the front of Forrest General Hospital providing comfort and joy to hospital patients, their families, staff and passersby. On Tuesday, 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,

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Forrest General Names DAISY Award Winner For November

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (November 23, 2020) Lateesha D. Hatten, R.N., was named the recipient of the November DAISY Award. 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. An R.N. on 8T, Hatten’s motivation for a career in nursing came during her high school years when her mother was sick at home. “I wanted to

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Spirit of Women presents virtual event, Home for the Holidays

Brandon Chase Welborn, with Brandon Chase Welborn Designs, and Anne-Love Helveston, of All the Love and Honey, are prepared to get you ready for the holiday season.  HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (November 13, 2020) ‘Tis the season to get creative! Forrest General’s Spirit of Women wants to help you prepare for the upcoming holidays as it partners with Hattiesburg floral and design expert Brandon Chase Welborn for a virtual “Home for the Holidays” extravaganza. Welborn, who

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Forrest General Employees Hold Clean Up Day

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (November 6, 2020) Inside the doors of Forrest General Hospital, employees are making a difference every day. In support of Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker’s recent “Make A Difference Day,” hospital employees took to the outdoors on November 6 for a campus Clean Up Day. Hospital departments and units at the main Forrest General campus, as well as Support Services, Cancer Center, Pine Grove, Asbury Hospice House, and Home Care & Financial Services,

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Hattiesburg Cycle Donates $10,350 to Forrest General Cancer Center

Hattiesburg Cycles presented a check for $10,350 to the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation this week. The money was raised through a Breast Cancer Awareness Month promotion where $50 was donated for every unit sold. Pictured from left, Ramona Martin, patient navigator, FG Cancer Center; Joe Paul, president of the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation Board; William Moore, general manager for Hattiesburg Cycles, Martha Dearman, executive director of the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation, and Michael White, HC

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Forrest General Names DAISY Award Winner For October

Naomi Bridgers, a unit-based educator for the Emergency Room, was named the recipient of the October DAISY Award. 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. Bridgers, who has worked at Forrest General for four years, said she truly has the best of both worlds being the ER educator. “I get to educate staff,

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Forrest General’s Santa, Snowman Take Their Place on Top of Building

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (December 3, 2020) For the past 40 years, jolly St. Nick and his companion, Frosty the Snowman, have adorned the front of Forrest General Hospital providing comfort and joy to hospital patients, their families, staff and passersby. On Tuesday, 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,

Read More »

Forrest General Names DAISY Award Winner For November

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (November 23, 2020) Lateesha D. Hatten, R.N., was named the recipient of the November DAISY Award. 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. An R.N. on 8T, Hatten’s motivation for a career in nursing came during her high school years when her mother was sick at home. “I wanted to

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Forrest General Performs First Treo Abdominal Aortic Stent-Graft in Mississippi

Members of the surgical team who conducted the state’s first Treo® Abdominal Aortic Stent-Graft last week at Forrest General Hospital. From left, Ron Doyle, Treo Graft representative; Tim Graham, RTR, Radiology Interventionalist; James Rogers, Radiology Technologist; Sourabh Mukherjee, M.D., FACS, RPVI, peripheral vascular surgeon; Jeremy Chance, CRNA, nurse anesthetist; Rebecca Bailey, surgical tech; Carley Edwards, surgical tech; Natalie Jones, RN. HATTIESBURG, Miss. (November 23, 2020) – On Tuesday, the state’s first Treo® Abdominal Aortic Stent-Graft

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Spirit of Women presents virtual event, Home for the Holidays

Brandon Chase Welborn, with Brandon Chase Welborn Designs, and Anne-Love Helveston, of All the Love and Honey, are prepared to get you ready for the holiday season.  HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (November 13, 2020) ‘Tis the season to get creative! Forrest General’s Spirit of Women wants to help you prepare for the upcoming holidays as it partners with Hattiesburg floral and design expert Brandon Chase Welborn for a virtual “Home for the Holidays” extravaganza. Welborn, who

Read More »

Forrest General Employees Hold Clean Up Day

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (November 6, 2020) Inside the doors of Forrest General Hospital, employees are making a difference every day. In support of Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker’s recent “Make A Difference Day,” hospital employees took to the outdoors on November 6 for a campus Clean Up Day. Hospital departments and units at the main Forrest General campus, as well as Support Services, Cancer Center, Pine Grove, Asbury Hospice House, and Home Care & Financial Services,

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Hattiesburg Cycle Donates $10,350 to Forrest General Cancer Center

Hattiesburg Cycles presented a check for $10,350 to the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation this week. The money was raised through a Breast Cancer Awareness Month promotion where $50 was donated for every unit sold. Pictured from left, Ramona Martin, patient navigator, FG Cancer Center; Joe Paul, president of the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation Board; William Moore, general manager for Hattiesburg Cycles, Martha Dearman, executive director of the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation, and Michael White, HC

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