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Forrest General Ambassador Honored with Surprise Make-A-Wish Party During National Volunteer Month

Clancy Slay is one of approximately 63 Ambassadors who volunteer their time on a regular basis. HATTIESBURG, Miss. (April 26, 2021) Earlier this month, Forrest General Volunteer Ambassador Clancy Slay, dressed in her green blazer and a big smile behind her mask, made her rounds delivering mail and greeting employees and guests with a joyful, “Hello. Have a good day!” Slay, a sophomore at the University of Southern Mississippi where she is the Make-A-Wish liaison for her Chi Omega sorority, is also a cancer survivor. On Sunday, April 11, she was on the receiving end of a big surprise from Make-A-Wish Mississippi. Held at the Ogletree House on the USM campus, Slay’s fellow Chi-Omega sisters tricked her into attending a “Wish” honoring herself. In attendance were family members and friends, including some of those who helped push her forward during those difficult days surrounding her diagnosis.  The room was filled with balloons, Chi-O members in Make-A-Wish

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Forrest General Therapy Dog Program Brings Smiles to Faces

Dr. Jones, and therapy dog Finn, visited with patients at Forrest General’s Rehabilitation Center.  HATTIESBURG, Miss. (April 30, 2021) – Finn, Forrest General’s newest canine recruit, has his own Forrest General badge. He carpools to work, drinks from his own water bottle and follows his instructor’s directions, for which he is rewarded with a peanut butter treat. He loves visiting with patients and performing for them and especially appreciates their doting on him. When everybody

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Forrest General Names DAISY Award Winner for April

Victoria Sullivan, an RN on 9T at Forrest General, was named the April DAISY Award recipient. HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (April 28, 2021) Victoria (Tori) Sullivan, an RN on 9T, was named the recipient of the April 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. A two-time graduate of

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MGH to Host Take Back Day April 24

COLUMBIA, Miss. (April 19, 2021) Marion General Hospital is partnering with the Columbia Police Department for the 20th Take Back Day. The event, which will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday, April 24, at Marion General, provides a place where the public can drop off potentially dangerous prescription medications. This is a movement sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency. This site will adhere to local COVID-19 guidelines and regulations in order to

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Forrest General Hosts Flag Dedication in Honor of National Donate Life Month

Taking part in Friday’s MORA flag raising at Forrest General were, from left, Rodger Moore, Pastoral Care coordinator; Joel Stevens, MORA representative and Mary Margaret Hyer, Miss Mississippi. HATTIESBURG, MS (Friday, April 16, 2021) – Forrest General hosted a MORA flag dedication at the hospital’s main entrance on Friday, April 16, to honor donors and recognize the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation during National Donate Life Month. Special guest for the event was

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Highland Community Hospital Patient Says “Thank You” with Full-Page Ad

Wheeler Pulliam poses with the full-page advertisement he purchased to thank the staff at Highland Community Hospital. Hattiesburg, MS (April 13, 2021) – Wheeler Pulliam, a Picayune resident, is not one to mince words. When he wants people to know something, he’ll gladly share his thoughts. That’s what he did on March 13 when he paid a pretty penny for a full-page ad in The Picayune Item. The full-color ad thanked the staff at Highland

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Forrest General Spirit of Women Hopes You’ll “Celebrate” with Them

From left to right: Brandon Chase Welborn, with Brandon Chase Welborn Designs, and Millie Swan, vice president of Forrest Health.  HATTIESBURG, Miss. (April 9, 2021) Forrest General Spirit of Women and floral designer, Brandon Chase Welborn, hope you’ll “Celebrate!” with them in this virtual series. Welborn, who will host the multi-segment series, will provide tips for elevating the décor of your next occasion by using things you have in your home or items you may

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Forrest General Therapy Dog Program Brings Smiles to Faces

Dr. Jones, and therapy dog Finn, visited with patients at Forrest General’s Rehabilitation Center.  HATTIESBURG, Miss. (April 30, 2021) – Finn, Forrest General’s newest canine recruit, has his own Forrest General badge. He carpools to work, drinks from his own water bottle and follows his instructor’s directions, for which he is rewarded with a peanut butter treat. He loves visiting with patients and performing for them and especially appreciates their doting on him. When everybody

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Forrest General Names DAISY Award Winner for April

Victoria Sullivan, an RN on 9T at Forrest General, was named the April DAISY Award recipient. HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (April 28, 2021) Victoria (Tori) Sullivan, an RN on 9T, was named the recipient of the April 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. A two-time graduate of

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Forrest General Ambassador Honored with Surprise Make-A-Wish Party During National Volunteer Month

Clancy Slay is one of approximately 63 Ambassadors who volunteer their time on a regular basis. HATTIESBURG, Miss. (April 26, 2021) Earlier this month, Forrest General Volunteer Ambassador Clancy Slay, dressed in her green blazer and a big smile behind her mask, made her rounds delivering mail and greeting employees and guests with a joyful, “Hello. Have a good day!” Slay, a sophomore at the University of Southern Mississippi where she is the Make-A-Wish liaison for

Read More »

MGH to Host Take Back Day April 24

COLUMBIA, Miss. (April 19, 2021) Marion General Hospital is partnering with the Columbia Police Department for the 20th Take Back Day. The event, which will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday, April 24, at Marion General, provides a place where the public can drop off potentially dangerous prescription medications. This is a movement sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency. This site will adhere to local COVID-19 guidelines and regulations in order to

Read More »

Forrest General Hosts Flag Dedication in Honor of National Donate Life Month

Taking part in Friday’s MORA flag raising at Forrest General were, from left, Rodger Moore, Pastoral Care coordinator; Joel Stevens, MORA representative and Mary Margaret Hyer, Miss Mississippi. HATTIESBURG, MS (Friday, April 16, 2021) – Forrest General hosted a MORA flag dedication at the hospital’s main entrance on Friday, April 16, to honor donors and recognize the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation during National Donate Life Month. Special guest for the event was

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Highland Community Hospital Patient Says “Thank You” with Full-Page Ad

Wheeler Pulliam poses with the full-page advertisement he purchased to thank the staff at Highland Community Hospital. Hattiesburg, MS (April 13, 2021) – Wheeler Pulliam, a Picayune resident, is not one to mince words. When he wants people to know something, he’ll gladly share his thoughts. That’s what he did on March 13 when he paid a pretty penny for a full-page ad in The Picayune Item. The full-color ad thanked the staff at Highland

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