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Forrest General training, drilling for Ebola patients

HATTIESBURG — Forrest General Hospital says it has a plan in place to address Ebola. The hospital reports training and drills have been underway to assure staff that safety measures are in place for their protection and the protection of patients. Plans will continue to be adjusted as new information is provided by the Center […] [...]

MORA recognizes groups with first Spero Awards

Special to the MBJ The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) served as host for the inaugural Spero Awards presented by Donate Life Mississippi today at the Old Capitol Inn in downtown Jackson. The awards ceremony recognized hospital partners, medical professionals, corporate partners and donor ambassadors that work with MORA to promote organ, eye and tissue […] [...]

Ex-mayor, businessman Chain dies at 84

HATTIESBURG — Former Hattiesburg mayor and businessman Bobby Lee Chain has died. He was 84. He died of cancer about 5:15 a.m. yesterday at Forrest General Hospital, his wife, Betty Chain, said. He was mayor from 1980 to 1986. The city’s airport and the technology building at the University of Southern Mississippi are named for […] [...]

Forrest General makes national ranking for patient safety

HATTIESBURG — Forrest General Hospital ranks in the top 100 hospitals nationwide for patient safety in Overall Medical Care, according to CareChex, a division of COMPARION, an independent company recognizing the nation’s best performers on various measures of quality relating to process of care, outcomes, and patient satisfaction. Additionally, the hospital ranks in the top […] [...]

Judge rules in ambulance lawsuit involving two local hospitals

HATTIESBURG — Years after Wesley Medical Center filed a lawsuit against AAA Ambulance Service, its CEO Wade Spruill and Forrest General for allegedly denying local residents their choice of hospitals for trauma care, a judge has ruled in Forrest General’s favor, according to Forrest General. “Wesley conceded that it did not have valid claims against Forrest […] [...]

Fitch rates Forrest Health ‘A’; outlook is negative

HATTIESBURG — Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ‘A’ rating on Forrest Health, Miss.’s (FH) outstanding debt, listed at the end of this release. The Rating Outlook remains “negative.” SECURITY Debt payments are secured by a pledge of the gross revenues of the obligated group. KEY RATING DRIVERS WEAK OPERATING PERFORMANCE: The maintenance of the Negative […] [...]

Jawauna T. Stewart joins Hattiesburg Clinic’s Hospital Care Service

Jawauna T. Stewart, MD, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic’s Hospital Care Service. Stewart received her medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, Tenn. Her professional affiliations include the American Medical Student Association and American College of Physicians. Stewart will be providing […] [...]

Hospital system expects millions in losses from federal cuts

HATTIESBURG — The Forrest Health hospital system is expecting its first red ink since 2007. The projected $2.5 million loss for fiscal 2014 is from federal cuts, including payments for uninsured patients, CEO Evan Dillard told The Hattiesburg American. Forrest General alone is expected to lose $3.7 in such “disproportionate share” payments, he said in […] [...]

Clinic to begin construction of Heart & Vascular Center

HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg Clinic is to hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Heart & Vascular Center, an 80,000-square-foot facility located on Forrest General Hospital’s campus, south of the main entrance. The event will be held tomorrow beginning at 7:30 a.m. Upon completion, the Heart & Vascular Center will be home to Hattiesburg Clinic Cardiology, […] [...]

Thompson named investigator

Hattiesburg Clinic’s Vascular Specialists Department, in conjunction with Forrest General Hospital, is participating in a national, FDA-approved carotid stenting trial called EV3. Keith Thompson, D.O., a vascular specialist with Hattiesburg Clinic, has been selected to serve as site principal investigator. Thompson has also recently participated in other FDA trials including minimally invasive percutaneous aortic aneurysm […] [...]

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