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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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From left, Joylynn Nash, clinical advisor; Mark Borganelli, MD, FACC; Diego Alcivar, MD, FACC; Craig Thieling, MD, FACC; Allison Henderson, PA-C; C.T. White, WATCHMAN™ clinical specialist.

Forrest General Hospital Cardiologists Perform 200th WATCHMAN™ Implant

From left, Joylynn Nash, clinical advisor; Mark Borganelli, MD, FACC; Diego Alcivar, MD, FACC; Craig Thieling, MD, FACC; Allison Henderson, PA-C; C.T. White, WATCHMAN™ clinical specialist. HATTIESBURG, Miss. (December 16, 2021) – Earlier this month, cardiologists at Forrest General Hospital performed the 200th WATCHMAN™ procedure for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). This procedure offers an alternative to long-term blood thinners. Cardiologists at Forrest General Hospital began performing WATCHMAN™ procedures in October 2017. In 2020,

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Forrest General Hospital Presents the 2021 Philip Rogers W. Award Winners

Philip W. Rogers Award Recipients. (Top, Left): Mark Borganelli, MD, David Bullock, MD, Bo Hrom, MD. (Bottom, Left): Catherine Hulsey, MD, Muhammed Sattar, MD HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (December 10, 2021) Forrest General Hospital proudly announces the winners of the 16th annual Philip W. Rogers awards. These awards are presented to healthcare workers who exemplify commitment to the field of medicine and excellence in patient care. The award is given to individuals based on nominations received

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Forrest General Hospital Names Annual Award Winners

Forrest General Employee of the Year, Josie McKorkle, center, is pictured with President/CEO Andy Woodard. HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (December 10, 2021) Forrest General Hospital’s top employee, leadership, and physician awards were presented on December 10. Employees recognized include Forrest General’s We C.A.R.E. Award recipients, honored for upholding the hospital’s We C.A.R.E. values; the annual DAISY Award winner, and the 2021 Employee of the Year, Josie McKorkle. Also honored were the winners of the 16th Annual

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Forrest General Hospital’s Spirit of Women Introduces “Madalene’s Moms” Classes in the New Year

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (December 6, 2021) In the new year, Forrest General Hospital’s Spirit of Women (SOW) will continue classes for new and expectant mothers but with a special touch. In memory of Madalene Daniell, who provided more than 40  years of Fitness for Two classes in the Pine Belt, classes will now be known as Madalene’s Moms. Daniell unexpectedly passed away in August of this year.   “While no one can replace Madalene, we

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American Heart Association recognizes Forrest General Hospital for Workplace Health Achievement

Scientific, evidenced-informed tool rates, recognizes workplace health programs and workforce well-being HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (December 3, 2021) The results of the American Heart Association 2021 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced December 2, and Forrest General Hospital achieved national Bronze Level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health and well-being for their workforce. Forrest General Hospital is one of more than 450 organizations nationwide that completed the Index assessment this year,

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Forrest General’s Santa, Snowman Take Their Place Up on the Rooftop

Hattiesburg, Miss. – (December 1, 2021) Under a sunny, blue sky on Monday, Santa and Frosty the Snowman made their way to their temporary home on the roof of Forrest General Hospital where they will oversee activities for the month of December. For the past 41 years, jolly St. Nick and his Frosty companion have adorned the front of Forrest General Hospital providing comfort and joy to hospital patients, their families, staff and passersby. On

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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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From left, Joylynn Nash, clinical advisor; Mark Borganelli, MD, FACC; Diego Alcivar, MD, FACC; Craig Thieling, MD, FACC; Allison Henderson, PA-C; C.T. White, WATCHMAN™ clinical specialist.

Forrest General Hospital Cardiologists Perform 200th WATCHMAN™ Implant

From left, Joylynn Nash, clinical advisor; Mark Borganelli, MD, FACC; Diego Alcivar, MD, FACC; Craig Thieling, MD, FACC; Allison Henderson, PA-C; C.T. White, WATCHMAN™ clinical specialist. HATTIESBURG, Miss. (December 16, 2021) – Earlier this month, cardiologists at Forrest General Hospital performed the 200th WATCHMAN™ procedure for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). This procedure offers an alternative to long-term blood thinners. Cardiologists at Forrest General Hospital began performing WATCHMAN™ procedures in October 2017. In 2020,

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Forrest General Hospital Presents the 2021 Philip Rogers W. Award Winners

Philip W. Rogers Award Recipients. (Top, Left): Mark Borganelli, MD, David Bullock, MD, Bo Hrom, MD. (Bottom, Left): Catherine Hulsey, MD, Muhammed Sattar, MD HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (December 10, 2021) Forrest General Hospital proudly announces the winners of the 16th annual Philip W. Rogers awards. These awards are presented to healthcare workers who exemplify commitment to the field of medicine and excellence in patient care. The award is given to individuals based on nominations received

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Forrest General Hospital Names Annual Award Winners

Forrest General Employee of the Year, Josie McKorkle, center, is pictured with President/CEO Andy Woodard. HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (December 10, 2021) Forrest General Hospital’s top employee, leadership, and physician awards were presented on December 10. Employees recognized include Forrest General’s We C.A.R.E. Award recipients, honored for upholding the hospital’s We C.A.R.E. values; the annual DAISY Award winner, and the 2021 Employee of the Year, Josie McKorkle. Also honored were the winners of the 16th Annual

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Forrest General Hospital’s Spirit of Women Introduces “Madalene’s Moms” Classes in the New Year

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (December 6, 2021) In the new year, Forrest General Hospital’s Spirit of Women (SOW) will continue classes for new and expectant mothers but with a special touch. In memory of Madalene Daniell, who provided more than 40  years of Fitness for Two classes in the Pine Belt, classes will now be known as Madalene’s Moms. Daniell unexpectedly passed away in August of this year.   “While no one can replace Madalene, we

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American Heart Association recognizes Forrest General Hospital for Workplace Health Achievement

Scientific, evidenced-informed tool rates, recognizes workplace health programs and workforce well-being HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (December 3, 2021) The results of the American Heart Association 2021 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced December 2, and Forrest General Hospital achieved national Bronze Level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health and well-being for their workforce. Forrest General Hospital is one of more than 450 organizations nationwide that completed the Index assessment this year,

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