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Forrest Health president assumes additional role upon CEO retirement

Andy Woodard, president of Forrest Health in Hattiesburg, has added chief executive officer to his title, replacing CEO Evan Dillard who retired. Woodard has worked in various leadership positions at Forrest Health since 2001. Along with his role as chief financial officer, Woodard has been instrumental in leading the Forrest Health team’s strategic plan for many years. He is a ...

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Haley Hayes, Pharm.D. earns certificate

Haley Hayes, Pharm.D., regional director of Pharmacy Operations for Forrest Health, has earned the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate. She joins pharmacy professionals who are dedicated to higher standards of practice in the appropriate use of antibiotics. SIDP’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate Program is a practice-based certificate program focused on the role pharmacists play in the appropriate use ...

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Forrest Health Board of Trustees approves succession plan for CEO Dillard

Forrest Health Board of Trustees has approved a succession plan for Evan Dillard, president and chief executive officer of Forrest Health. Andy Woodard, Forrest Health’s current chief financial officer, will replace Dillard beginning in January 2019. Dillard, who has also served in healthcare leadership roles in Alabama and Florida, first began his tenure at Forrest Health in 2008. Under Dillard’s ...

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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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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 an email. Across the city, ...

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