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Forrest General Hospital Acquires Perry County General Hospital

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (January 3, 2022) Forrest Health has signed a letter of agreement for Forrest General Hospital to acquire the Perry County General Hospital and The Doctor’s Clinic in Richton. The acquisition of the 22-bed critical access facility was finalized on January 1, 2022. Forrest General Hospital, the flagship hospital of Forrest Health, is investing in the Richton community to expand services and continue providing a high-quality level of care to the residents of South Mississippi. Richton is located about 20 miles east of Petal in Perry County, which is home to approximately 12,000 residents. “Forrest General Hospital serves 19 counties in South Mississippi, which includes Perry County,” said Andy Woodard, president and CEO of Forrest Health. “Forrest General has always been the hub for advanced healthcare in South Mississippi, and now we have the opportunity to add another spoke to that hub. Forrest General will help better ensure quality primary care, secondary care,

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Forrest General Cancer Center Receives Donation from Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

Members of the local Lambda Kappa Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta donated wigs to the Forrest General Cancer Center as part of Martin Luther King Service Day on Monday. Chapter representatives, from left, Tonieria Robinson, Jamie Anderson-Newsome, Keysha Bradley, Rona Honeysucker, Mary Griffith and Patricia Thompson.  HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (January 17, 2022) As part of Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, representatives of the Lambda Kappa Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta

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Forrest General Hospital’s Jones, Wahl Recognized with Doctors C.A.R.E. Awards

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (January 4, 2022) Keith Jones, MD, a neurologist/hospitalist, and medical director of stroke, and Georgia Wahl, MD, a trauma and critical care surgeon, were recognized as the fourth quarter winners of the Forrest General Hospital Doctors C.A.R.E. Awards. These awards recognize the achievements of physician members of Forrest General Hospital in service and contribution to the patient and physician community. Jones was honored as the Physician Efficiency Champion, which is determined based on

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In its 10th Year, The Orthopedic Institute Continues to Offer Advanced Orthopedic Care, Designed For You

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (January 3, 2022) As The Orthopedic Institute (OI) celebrates its 10th  anniversary this year, patients needing orthopedic care can continue to take advantage of this facility which offers both outpatient and inpatient care in one location, making it easier and more convenient to get the care they need. The Orthopedic Institute, located at 27 Southern Pointe Parkway on Veterans Memorial Drive in Hattiesburg, has 30 beds. As the region’s only free-standing orthopedic

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Forrest General Hospital Receives Prestigious Baby-Friendly Designation

HATTIESBURG, MS (December 29, 2021) – Forrest General Hospital is proud to announce that its Family Birthplace has achieved the highly prestigious international Baby-Friendly designation once again. A rigorous review process was conducted by Baby-Friendly USA, the organization responsible for bestowing this certification in the United States. Forrest General was the first hospital in Mississippi to achieve Baby-Friendly designation, which recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding

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Scott Nelson accepting J.T. Gilbert Award

Forrest General Home Care Nurse Receives State’s MAHC J.T. Gilbert Award

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (December 20, 2021) Forrest General Home Care Nurse, Robert “Scott” Nelson, RN, BSN, has been awarded the 2021 Mississippi Association for Home Care (MAHC) J.T. Gilbert Clinical Award. The award is named for Gilbert, a physical therapist who was the first person to start a home care agency in the state of Mississippi. MAHC is a statewide corporation that focuses on fostering and maintaining high standards of home health care. All 82

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Forrest General Hospital Names DAISY Award Winner for November

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (December 17, 2021) Iesha Barnett, RN, who works as a case manager on the Skilled Nursing Unit at Forrest General Hospital, has been named the November recipient of the DAISY Award. The award, which is presented monthly to a deserving nurse or nurses, exemplifies clinical expertise and compassionate care and is recognized as a role model in the nursing community.­ According to her nominator, Barnett is a great example of Forrest General

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Forrest General Cancer Center Receives Donation from Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

Members of the local Lambda Kappa Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta donated wigs to the Forrest General Cancer Center as part of Martin Luther King Service Day on Monday. Chapter representatives, from left, Tonieria Robinson, Jamie Anderson-Newsome, Keysha Bradley, Rona Honeysucker, Mary Griffith and Patricia Thompson.  HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (January 17, 2022) As part of Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, representatives of the Lambda Kappa Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta

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Forrest General Hospital’s Jones, Wahl Recognized with Doctors C.A.R.E. Awards

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (January 4, 2022) Keith Jones, MD, a neurologist/hospitalist, and medical director of stroke, and Georgia Wahl, MD, a trauma and critical care surgeon, were recognized as the fourth quarter winners of the Forrest General Hospital Doctors C.A.R.E. Awards. These awards recognize the achievements of physician members of Forrest General Hospital in service and contribution to the patient and physician community. Jones was honored as the Physician Efficiency Champion, which is determined based on

Read More »

In its 10th Year, The Orthopedic Institute Continues to Offer Advanced Orthopedic Care, Designed For You

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (January 3, 2022) As The Orthopedic Institute (OI) celebrates its 10th  anniversary this year, patients needing orthopedic care can continue to take advantage of this facility which offers both outpatient and inpatient care in one location, making it easier and more convenient to get the care they need. The Orthopedic Institute, located at 27 Southern Pointe Parkway on Veterans Memorial Drive in Hattiesburg, has 30 beds. As the region’s only free-standing orthopedic

Read More »

Forrest General Hospital Acquires Perry County General Hospital

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (January 3, 2022) Forrest Health has signed a letter of agreement for Forrest General Hospital to acquire the Perry County General Hospital and The Doctor’s Clinic in Richton. The acquisition of the 22-bed critical access facility was finalized on January 1, 2022. Forrest General Hospital, the flagship hospital of Forrest Health, is investing in the Richton community to expand services and continue providing a high-quality level of care to the residents of

Read More »

Forrest General Hospital Receives Prestigious Baby-Friendly Designation

HATTIESBURG, MS (December 29, 2021) – Forrest General Hospital is proud to announce that its Family Birthplace has achieved the highly prestigious international Baby-Friendly designation once again. A rigorous review process was conducted by Baby-Friendly USA, the organization responsible for bestowing this certification in the United States. Forrest General was the first hospital in Mississippi to achieve Baby-Friendly designation, which recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding

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Scott Nelson accepting J.T. Gilbert Award

Forrest General Home Care Nurse Receives State’s MAHC J.T. Gilbert Award

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (December 20, 2021) Forrest General Home Care Nurse, Robert “Scott” Nelson, RN, BSN, has been awarded the 2021 Mississippi Association for Home Care (MAHC) J.T. Gilbert Clinical Award. The award is named for Gilbert, a physical therapist who was the first person to start a home care agency in the state of Mississippi. MAHC is a statewide corporation that focuses on fostering and maintaining high standards of home health care. All 82

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