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Regular Checkups Helped Save Hattiesburg Restaurateur’s Life

Hattiesburg Restaurateur, Ron Savell, walking with his family through Forrest General hospital Picture was taken prior to COVID-19 restrictions.  HATTIESBURG, Miss. (February 18, 2021) It’s been eighteen months since Hattiesburg restaurateur Ron Savell underwent quadruple bypass surgery at Forrest General Hospital. He was just 43 years old at the time. It wasn’t something he planned or expected. Savell had been going to the doctor for yearly checkups even though nothing was wrong. He did it for himself, his wife and children, but also because as an adoptee, he knew nothing of his family history. Those visits mostly likely saved his life. “I’ve had annual checkups for years due to being in business, wanting to take care of myself and having children,” he said. “I have a cheesy analogy that guys take better care of our cars than we do our bodies. Guys are usually more afraid of what they might find out rather than the

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Forrest General Crafters Help Yarn Bomb Hattiesburg Pocket Museum

Samantha Clark, a clinical quality pharmacist at Forrest General Hospital and leader of the Hub City Crafters, helps wrap railing at the Hattiesburg Pocket Museum. HATTIESBURG, Miss. (January 13, 2021) When Forrest General employees aren’t on the clock taking care of patients, they are still caring for Pine Belt residents. In this instance, they did it in a fun and very colorful way, and it kept them in stitches. Four Forrest General employees recently joined

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Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg Clinic Announce COVID-19 Immunization Clinic

Dr. Steve Farrell, Chief Medical Officer, Forrest General and Dr. Bryan Batson, Chief Executive Officer, Hattiesburg Clinic HATTIESBURG, Miss. (January 8, 2021) – Forrest General Hospital and Hattiesburg Clinic announced today another joint venture in the battle against COVID-19. HealthWorks Immunization Clinic, a collaboration between the two health care entities, will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines to individuals, 75 and older, effective Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. “We are very excited to offer this beneficial service to the

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Cancer Center Patients Give Back To Cancer Patients

Front row from left, ARC Executive Director Cindy Pennington, Amiee Carter, Kerry-Camille Helveston, Lauren Glaze, and Joseph Garretson. Back row, ARC volunteers Pam Hughes and Dawn Rials, Mary Lois Brady, Elizabeth Green, and Bo Hrom, MD, oncologist. HATTIESBURG, Miss. (December 29, 2020) – During this season of giving, patients undergoing treatment at the Forrest General Cancer Center are on the receiving end of goody bags. They aren’t from a group or organization but from fellow

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Forrest General Names DAISY Award Winner For December

Forrest General December DAISY Award Winner, Shannon Vega, RN.  HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (December 21, 2020) Shannon Vega, RN, was named the recipient of the December 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. Following high school graduation, Vega was on her own with a baby and needed a way to support herself.

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Forrest General’s Public Safety Treats Children to Shop with a Cop

Police officers across the nation spread Christmas cheer to families in need by hosting their own Shop with a Cop events.  Forrest General’s Public Safety Treats Children to Shop with a Cop HATTIESBURG, Miss. (December 22, 2020) – Forrest General’s Public Safety Department held its 6th Annual Shop with a Cop this year. Eight children from three different Pine Belt families were honored this holiday season. In previous years, police officers, the children and their families

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Forrest General Names Annual Award Winners

Forrest General Employee of the Year, Stephanie Brown, center, is pictured with Forrest Health Vice President Millie Swan, left, and President/CEO Andy Woodard. HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (December 18, 2020) Forrest General’s top employee, leadership and physician awards were presented on December 18. Employees recognized included Forrest General’s We C.A.R.E. Award recipients, honored for upholding the hospital’s We C.A.R.E. values; and the 2020 employee of the year, Stephanie Brown. Also honored were the winners of the

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Forrest General Provides Life-Saving Infusion for Young Patient

Ashton Morgan, center, poses with some of the members of his Radiology team, from left, Scott Rucker, RN, radiology; Ashton’s mother, Mercedes; Katie Hancock, RN; Ashton; Shannon Vega, RN; Ravi Kanade, RN; Debbie Kennedy, RN; and Arlene Roberts, RN. HATTIESBURG, Miss. (January 22, 2021) Every two weeks, Ashton Morgan, 2, spends his day in Forrest General’s Radiology Department. He and his mother, Mercedes, sit in what has become “their” room the better part of the

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Forrest General Crafters Help Yarn Bomb Hattiesburg Pocket Museum

Samantha Clark, a clinical quality pharmacist at Forrest General Hospital and leader of the Hub City Crafters, helps wrap railing at the Hattiesburg Pocket Museum. HATTIESBURG, Miss. (January 13, 2021) When Forrest General employees aren’t on the clock taking care of patients, they are still caring for Pine Belt residents. In this instance, they did it in a fun and very colorful way, and it kept them in stitches. Four Forrest General employees recently joined

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Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg Clinic Announce COVID-19 Immunization Clinic

Dr. Steve Farrell, Chief Medical Officer, Forrest General and Dr. Bryan Batson, Chief Executive Officer, Hattiesburg Clinic HATTIESBURG, Miss. (January 8, 2021) – Forrest General Hospital and Hattiesburg Clinic announced today another joint venture in the battle against COVID-19. HealthWorks Immunization Clinic, a collaboration between the two health care entities, will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines to individuals, 75 and older, effective Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. “We are very excited to offer this beneficial service to the

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Cancer Center Patients Give Back To Cancer Patients

Front row from left, ARC Executive Director Cindy Pennington, Amiee Carter, Kerry-Camille Helveston, Lauren Glaze, and Joseph Garretson. Back row, ARC volunteers Pam Hughes and Dawn Rials, Mary Lois Brady, Elizabeth Green, and Bo Hrom, MD, oncologist. HATTIESBURG, Miss. (December 29, 2020) – During this season of giving, patients undergoing treatment at the Forrest General Cancer Center are on the receiving end of goody bags. They aren’t from a group or organization but from fellow

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Forrest General Names DAISY Award Winner For December

Forrest General December DAISY Award Winner, Shannon Vega, RN.  HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (December 21, 2020) Shannon Vega, RN, was named the recipient of the December 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. Following high school graduation, Vega was on her own with a baby and needed a way to support herself.

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Forrest General’s Public Safety Treats Children to Shop with a Cop

Police officers across the nation spread Christmas cheer to families in need by hosting their own Shop with a Cop events.  Forrest General’s Public Safety Treats Children to Shop with a Cop HATTIESBURG, Miss. (December 22, 2020) – Forrest General’s Public Safety Department held its 6th Annual Shop with a Cop this year. Eight children from three different Pine Belt families were honored this holiday season. In previous years, police officers, the children and their families

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