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American College of Cardiology honors Forrest General physician

Thad Waites, MD, FACC, cardiologist at Hattiesburg Clinic and on the medical staff at Forrest General Hospital, has been awarded the American College of Cardiology’s 2018 Master of the ACC Award. The ACC chooses only three people worldwide for their highest honor. A native of Waynesboro, Waites has practiced medicine for nearly 50 years. Waites has held many positions throughout ...

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Forrest General Hospital Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

Forrest General Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2017. Forrest General is one of only 193 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes Forrest General’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that Forrest General has reached an goal ...

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Forrest General Hospital welcomes new group of 3-year residents

Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg recently welcomes its fourth class of 3-year residents into the Family Medicine Residency Program. These doctors will practice at the Forrest General Hospital Family Medicine Center located on the first floor of Hattiesburg Clinic and will rotate through departments throughout the 3-year program. Residents have an inpatient service allowing them to admit patients into the ...

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Forrest General Hospital recognized for stroke care procedures

Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg has received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Hospitals must achieve 85 percent or ...

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Forrest General honors Nurses of the Year

Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg recently recognized its nurses during National Nurses Week celebrations. Those honored, from left, are Darcy Nettles, RN, case management, Non-Clinical Nurse of the Year; Lance Broome, RN, surgery, Clinical Nurse of the Year; and Gladys Wolff, RN, director of Critical Care and Telemetry, Nurse Leader of the Year

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Forrest General Hospital earns top rankings for medical care

By BECKY GILLETTE Forrest General Hospital, a 512-bed facility that serves a 19-county region, recently racked up a number of prestigious quality awards, including ranking in the top 100 hospitals nationwide for patient safety in overall medical care. The awards and rankings were presented by CareChex, an information service of Quantros, Inc. that provides a composite evaluation of all components ...

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Forrest General honors volunteers with appreciation luncheon

Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg recently hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, and Edith West, hospice, left, and Virginia McFatter, hospital, right, each received their 20-year volunteer awards. Other volunteer award recipients were: 10 Years: Joan Davis, Kay Stephens and Marie Sykes; 10 Years: Bea Cathey, Olivia Pigford, Patricia Brewer, Ina Carlton, Marcia Feagans and Danny Newell; 2 Years: Lottie ...

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Forrest General Hospital earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard re-accreditation

Forrest General Hospital has earned CEO Cancer Gold Standard re-accreditation for maintaining a commitment to the health of its employees and satisfying the latest, comprehensive requirements of the Gold Standard. To earn Gold Standard accreditation, an employer must establish programs to reduce cancer risk by taking concrete actions in five key areas: establishing policies and programs to reduce cancer risk ...

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Forrest General Residents

Forrest General Hospital recently welcomed its third class of three-year residents into the Forrest General Family Medicine Residency Program. These doctors will practice at the Forrest General Hospital Family Medicine Center in the Hattiesburg Clinic and will rotate through many different departments throughout the program. The residents have an inpatient service allowing them to admit patients into the hospital as ...

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Wolff receives Patriot Award

Gladys Wolff, director of the critical care unit at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, was recently presented with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award. The Patriot Award recognizes people nominated by a Guardsman or Reservist employee for support provided directly to the nominating service member and his or her family. This award reflects support made ...

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