Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg has been designated as a STEMI Receiving Center by the Mississippi State Department of Health.
An ST-Elevated Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) is a type of severe heart attack that requires immediate intervention.
This designation acknowledges that Forrest General employs scientifically recognized best practices when treating STEMI patients and that the hospital has the staff and equipment necessary to care for these emergent patients.
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