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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 Unveils State-of-the-Art Heart Catheterization Lab

Cardiologists/Electrophysiologists Mark Borganelli, M.D., and Diego Alcivar, M.D., in Wednesday’s ribbon cutting of the fifth cardiac catheterization lab at Forrest General Hospital. The lab is designated for the treatment of electrophysiology patients who have trouble with heart rhythms. Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Forrest General Hospital unveiled its fifth cardiac catheterization lab on Wednesday and it is a brand new EP Lab. This expansion will help to accommodate

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CITY HONORS EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT NURSES WITH PROCLAMATION

Mayor Toby Barker reads the proclamation by the Hattiesburg City Council to Emergency Department nurses outside the Emergency Room Wednesday morning. Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn On Emergency Room Nurses Day, October 14, Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker presented a proclamation by the Hattiesburg City Council to Emergency Department nurses at Forrest General Hospital. Hospitals nationwide are celebrating Emergency Nurses Week, October 11-17. “I appreciate you, and I know

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Forrest General Spirit Girls Making a Difference

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Even though they can’t currently meet in person, this year’s class of Spirit Girls has been busy. To commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, members of the Spirit Girls decorated the Forrest General Cancer Center with pink pumpkins bearing words of encouragement as well as pink ribbons.  “This is something the girls enjoy doing every year,” said Tyra Willamor, Spirit Girls coordinator. “We’ve done

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Care Management Organization to offer virtual seminars to educate public on Medicare/Individual healthcare options

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn A series of free educational videos to provide the community with valuable information on Medicare and individual health plans.  Hattiesburg, Miss. (October 1, 2020) Care Management Organization, a division of Forrest General Hospital and Hattiesburg Clinic, is providing a free educational video series to answer questions and provide information about Medicare and Individual Health Plans for all ages. Information will be shared about

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Forrest General Names Two DAISY Award Winners For September

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Forrest General Names Two DAISY Award Winners For September Forrest General recognized two nurses as DAISY award winners for September – Colin O’Brien, a nurse in the ICU, and Sadie Sullivan, 4T-Telemetry. 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. It was

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Fears Put to Rest as Hattiesburg Woman Chooses Elective Surgery During Pandemic

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Hattiesburg, Miss. (September 23, 2020) Hattiesburg Realtor Gwen James has spent the past 45 years running around the Pine Belt helping people find their first or forever home. It’s not come without its toll on her body, especially her knees. She endured as long as she could, but on July 22, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, James had knee replacement surgery at Forrest Health’s

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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 Unveils State-of-the-Art Heart Catheterization Lab

Cardiologists/Electrophysiologists Mark Borganelli, M.D., and Diego Alcivar, M.D., in Wednesday’s ribbon cutting of the fifth cardiac catheterization lab at Forrest General Hospital. The lab is designated for the treatment of electrophysiology patients who have trouble with heart rhythms. Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Forrest General Hospital unveiled its fifth cardiac catheterization lab on Wednesday and it is a brand new EP Lab. This expansion will help to accommodate

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CITY HONORS EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT NURSES WITH PROCLAMATION

Mayor Toby Barker reads the proclamation by the Hattiesburg City Council to Emergency Department nurses outside the Emergency Room Wednesday morning. Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn On Emergency Room Nurses Day, October 14, Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker presented a proclamation by the Hattiesburg City Council to Emergency Department nurses at Forrest General Hospital. Hospitals nationwide are celebrating Emergency Nurses Week, October 11-17. “I appreciate you, and I know

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Forrest General Spirit Girls Making a Difference

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Even though they can’t currently meet in person, this year’s class of Spirit Girls has been busy. To commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, members of the Spirit Girls decorated the Forrest General Cancer Center with pink pumpkins bearing words of encouragement as well as pink ribbons.  “This is something the girls enjoy doing every year,” said Tyra Willamor, Spirit Girls coordinator. “We’ve done

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Care Management Organization to offer virtual seminars to educate public on Medicare/Individual healthcare options

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn A series of free educational videos to provide the community with valuable information on Medicare and individual health plans.  Hattiesburg, Miss. (October 1, 2020) Care Management Organization, a division of Forrest General Hospital and Hattiesburg Clinic, is providing a free educational video series to answer questions and provide information about Medicare and Individual Health Plans for all ages. Information will be shared about

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Forrest General Names Two DAISY Award Winners For September

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Forrest General Names Two DAISY Award Winners For September Forrest General recognized two nurses as DAISY award winners for September – Colin O’Brien, a nurse in the ICU, and Sadie Sullivan, 4T-Telemetry. 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. It was

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