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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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Forrest General recognized

Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg recently received numerous quality awards including ranking in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for Patient Safety in Overall Medical Care. The awards and rankings were presented by 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 ...

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HEADACHES FOR HOSPITALS — Larger operations can give aid to struggling rural hospitals

An estimated 40 percent of rural hospitals in the country are operating at a loss, and the situation is getting worse for many rural hospitals not affiliated with larger healthcare facilities because of increased government regulations combined with reduced reimbursements. Closure of a rural hospital can have a devastating impact on a small community that is already losing population and ...

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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 for Disease Control. An isolation ...

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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 donation. A total of 15 ...

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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 him. His funeral will be ...

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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 10 percent in the nation ...

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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 General for defamation and torturious ...

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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 Outlook is due to ongoing ...

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