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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 Holds Canned Food Drive During National Nutrition Month

Ann McCullen, executive director of Edwards Street Fellowship, second from right, received 405 pounds of canned food from Forrest General employees, from left, Jennifer Easley, Food and Nutrition Services director; Sheree Rivers, F&N quality coordinator; and Kim Huddleston, FG Wellness. The food was collected during a food drive conducted by Forrest General Hospital during National Nutrition Month. HATTIESBURG, Miss. (April 2, 2021) Forrest General Hospital collected 405 pounds of non-perishable canned food during National Nutrition

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Forrest General’s Assaad, Washington Recognized with Doctors C.A.R.E. Awards

Calvin Washington, MD, and Mary Assaad, MD, Doctors CARE Award Winners HATTIESBURG, Miss. (March 30, 2021) Mary Assaad, MD, and Calvin Washington, MD, were recognized as the inaugural winners of the Doctors C.A.R.E. Awards presented as part of Forrest General’s Doctors’ Day recognition. These awards recognize the achievements of physician members of Forrest General Hospital in service and contribution to the patient and physician community. Assaad was honored as the Physician Efficiency Champion, which is

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Forrest General Names DAISY Award Winner For March

March 2021 DAISY Award Winner, Denise Jones-Lindley, MSN/MBA.  HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (March 31, 2021) Denise Jones-Lindley, MSN/MBA, director of Surgical Services, was named the recipient of the March 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. Jones-Lindley was a teenager when she knew she wanted to be a

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Forrest Health hosts Nurse Career Fair at Flagship Facility, Forrest General Hospital

Forrest General Registered Nurses, from left, Diodquin Oscar, Andrea Alford, Cody Holland Hattiesburg, Miss (March 18, 2021) – Nurses are encouraged to live their mission and fulfill their motive at Forrest Health. RN’s, LPN’s and nursing students are invited to attend a Nurse Career Fair at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Thursday, April 1, 2021. The event will be held from 4 – 7 p.m., in the hospital’s cafeteria meeting rooms. Masks are required and

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Forrest General’s Spirit of Women Accepting Spirit Girl Applications

Forrest General Spirit Girls volunteering at the Hattiesburg Zoo.  HATTIESBURG, Miss. (March 16, 2021) Forrest General’s Spirit of Women will take applications for the 2021-2022 Spirit Girls program from March 26-April 26. Applications are available online at forrestgeneral.com/spiritgirls for interested girls entering grades 7 -12. Application deadline is Monday, April 26. Girls interested in a Spirit Girl position must submit an online application, which includes a photo, letter of recommendation and interview time. No paper

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Forrest General Family Birthplace Receives Gold Star Safety Facility Status

Family Birthplace employees, from left,  Kim Davis, RN; Hope Harper, RN, Education; Maddie Trosclair, RN, PCC; Kailey Kemp, RN; Heather Odom, RN, BSN; Leslie Shattles, RN; Halae Long, RN; and Tangela Jackson, RN, BSN, Director. HATTIESBURG, Miss. (March 12, 2021) Forrest General Hospital’s Family Birthplace has been recognized as a Gold Star Safety Facility: For Excellence in Obstetric Hypertension Care for 2020. The award is presented by the Alliance for Innovation for Maternal Health (AIM),

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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 Holds Canned Food Drive During National Nutrition Month

Ann McCullen, executive director of Edwards Street Fellowship, second from right, received 405 pounds of canned food from Forrest General employees, from left, Jennifer Easley, Food and Nutrition Services director; Sheree Rivers, F&N quality coordinator; and Kim Huddleston, FG Wellness. The food was collected during a food drive conducted by Forrest General Hospital during National Nutrition Month. HATTIESBURG, Miss. (April 2, 2021) Forrest General Hospital collected 405 pounds of non-perishable canned food during National Nutrition

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Forrest General’s Assaad, Washington Recognized with Doctors C.A.R.E. Awards

Calvin Washington, MD, and Mary Assaad, MD, Doctors CARE Award Winners HATTIESBURG, Miss. (March 30, 2021) Mary Assaad, MD, and Calvin Washington, MD, were recognized as the inaugural winners of the Doctors C.A.R.E. Awards presented as part of Forrest General’s Doctors’ Day recognition. These awards recognize the achievements of physician members of Forrest General Hospital in service and contribution to the patient and physician community. Assaad was honored as the Physician Efficiency Champion, which is

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Forrest General Names DAISY Award Winner For March

March 2021 DAISY Award Winner, Denise Jones-Lindley, MSN/MBA.  HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (March 31, 2021) Denise Jones-Lindley, MSN/MBA, director of Surgical Services, was named the recipient of the March 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. Jones-Lindley was a teenager when she knew she wanted to be a

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Forrest Health hosts Nurse Career Fair at Flagship Facility, Forrest General Hospital

Forrest General Registered Nurses, from left, Diodquin Oscar, Andrea Alford, Cody Holland Hattiesburg, Miss (March 18, 2021) – Nurses are encouraged to live their mission and fulfill their motive at Forrest Health. RN’s, LPN’s and nursing students are invited to attend a Nurse Career Fair at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Thursday, April 1, 2021. The event will be held from 4 – 7 p.m., in the hospital’s cafeteria meeting rooms. Masks are required and

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Forrest General’s Spirit of Women Accepting Spirit Girl Applications

Forrest General Spirit Girls volunteering at the Hattiesburg Zoo.  HATTIESBURG, Miss. (March 16, 2021) Forrest General’s Spirit of Women will take applications for the 2021-2022 Spirit Girls program from March 26-April 26. Applications are available online at forrestgeneral.com/spiritgirls for interested girls entering grades 7 -12. Application deadline is Monday, April 26. Girls interested in a Spirit Girl position must submit an online application, which includes a photo, letter of recommendation and interview time. No paper

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