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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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Forrest General Hospital’s Spirit of Women Kicks Off 12-Weeks of ’Tis the Season

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (October 31, 2021) Forrest General Hospital’s Spirit of Women (SOW) has a gift for you this holiday season. ’Tis the Season is a partnership between SOW, Hattiesburg Corner Market locations and 12 local restaurants, that will have your holidays seasoned to perfection.  “We know this special holiday season isn’t complete without your favorite recipes; however, it’s important to remember healthy habits,” said Millie Swan, Forrest Health vice president. “This year, Spirit of

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Forrest General Hospital Names DAISY Award Winner for October

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (October 28, 2021) Ramona Martin, RN, BSN, Patient Care Navigator, at the Forrest General Cancer Center, has been named the October recipient of the DAISY Award at Forrest General Hospital. 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, Martin had become aware of a homeless man in

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Forrest General Hospital Urges Breast Cancer Awareness

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (October 26, 2021) We all know someone who has been affected by breast cancer. Maybe it’s an acquaintance at church, your next-door neighbor, your best friend, a loved one – your aunt, sister, daughter, mother, or grandmother, or maybe it’s you yourself. Breast cancer knows no limits. It’s not just limited to women; men can also be diagnosed. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women regardless of race or

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Forrest General Hospital Welcomes Two Orthopedic Trauma Surgeons; New Program to be Offered

Left: Jonathan Andrew “Jon” Copp, MD, Right: Joseph M. “Joe” Radley, MD HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (October 21, 2021) Forrest General Hospital is proud to welcome two new orthopedic trauma surgeons to its staff. Joseph M. “Joe” Radley, MD, and Jonathan Andrew “Jon” Copp, MD, who both completed trauma fellowships at UC Davis Medical Center Orthopedic Trauma Division. “We are excited to join Forrest General and the community of Hattiesburg to supplement the great trauma care

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Forrest General Hospital Receives Platinum Designation In U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” Guidebook

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (October 20, 2021) Forrest General Hospital is featured in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” guidebook where it received a platinum designation. Every year, U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” helps patients and caregivers find the best medical centers for themselves and their families. In the 2022 guidebook, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) recognizes the more than 2,000 hospitals, centers and health systems that participate in the

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Forrest General Hospital Emergency Department Nurses Honored with City Proclamation by Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker

Forrest General Chief Nursing Officer, Dr. Phyllis Chambers-Berry, RN; Administrative Director of Emergency Services, Brandon Bougard, R.N.; and Emergency Room nurses representing their colleagues were on hand for the reading of the Proclamation by Hattiesburg Mayor, Toby Barker. HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (October 14, 2021) On Tuesday, outside the Forrest General Emergency Room, Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker presented a proclamation recognizing October 11-17 as Emergency Room Nurses Week in the Hub City. This coincides with the

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Forrest General Hospital’s Hospice and Palliative Care Provides Care for Patients and Their Families

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (November 1, 2021) November is Hospice and Palliative Care Month and what better time to bring awareness to the many services offered to Pine Belt residents by Forrest General Hospital and its compassionate healthcare professionals. This year’s theme is Family Caring for Family. A key part of hospice services is the Asbury Hospice House which opened its doors at the end of 2016. Since then, more than 2,100 families have been comforted

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Forrest General Hospital’s Spirit of Women Kicks Off 12-Weeks of ’Tis the Season

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (October 31, 2021) Forrest General Hospital’s Spirit of Women (SOW) has a gift for you this holiday season. ’Tis the Season is a partnership between SOW, Hattiesburg Corner Market locations and 12 local restaurants, that will have your holidays seasoned to perfection.  “We know this special holiday season isn’t complete without your favorite recipes; however, it’s important to remember healthy habits,” said Millie Swan, Forrest Health vice president. “This year, Spirit of

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Forrest General Hospital Names DAISY Award Winner for October

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (October 28, 2021) Ramona Martin, RN, BSN, Patient Care Navigator, at the Forrest General Cancer Center, has been named the October recipient of the DAISY Award at Forrest General Hospital. 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, Martin had become aware of a homeless man in

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Forrest General Hospital Urges Breast Cancer Awareness

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (October 26, 2021) We all know someone who has been affected by breast cancer. Maybe it’s an acquaintance at church, your next-door neighbor, your best friend, a loved one – your aunt, sister, daughter, mother, or grandmother, or maybe it’s you yourself. Breast cancer knows no limits. It’s not just limited to women; men can also be diagnosed. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women regardless of race or

Read More »

Forrest General Hospital Welcomes Two Orthopedic Trauma Surgeons; New Program to be Offered

Left: Jonathan Andrew “Jon” Copp, MD, Right: Joseph M. “Joe” Radley, MD HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (October 21, 2021) Forrest General Hospital is proud to welcome two new orthopedic trauma surgeons to its staff. Joseph M. “Joe” Radley, MD, and Jonathan Andrew “Jon” Copp, MD, who both completed trauma fellowships at UC Davis Medical Center Orthopedic Trauma Division. “We are excited to join Forrest General and the community of Hattiesburg to supplement the great trauma care

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Forrest General Hospital Receives Platinum Designation In U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” Guidebook

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (October 20, 2021) Forrest General Hospital is featured in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” guidebook where it received a platinum designation. Every year, U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” helps patients and caregivers find the best medical centers for themselves and their families. In the 2022 guidebook, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) recognizes the more than 2,000 hospitals, centers and health systems that participate in the

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