Forrest General Healthcare Foundation hosts fifth Win This Car raffle

Temperatures are climbing, and the beach is calling your name! So grab your sunscreen and grab a ticket for a chance to Win This Car!, a 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE for just $75! Only 1,400 tickets will be sold. Proceeds from Win This Car! benefit Addiction Treatment and Recovery at Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services. Tickets can be purchased at www.forresthealth.org/winthiscar or call 601-288-4396.

Forrest General NICU Receives 20 CPR Kits

During National CPR Week (June 1-7), Forrest General Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit received 20 CPR kits. The kits were provided through a campaign led by Becky and Joey Hurston, and through donations by several Pine Belt couples. Each kit includes:

  • An easy-to-follow CPR skills practice video on DVD or online streaming option (English and Spanish) instructions
  • A personal CPR manikin to practice correct technique
  • Skills reference card to refresh and review skills anytime
  • The Infant CPR Anytime training was developed by the AHA in coordination with the American Academy of Pediatrics

BOPB- Forrest General has been nominated for eight categories!

As voting for 2021 Best of the Pine Belt gets underway, Forrest General Hospital is excited to be nominated in eight categories. Thank you for trusting us to C.A.R.E. for you and your loved ones. To vote, click on the button below. 

Hattiesburg Artist Adds Murals to Highland Community Hospital's L&D Dept

Art can capture some of the most precious moments of our lives, especially when adding to your family. Hattiesburg artist, Kym Garraway-Braley, created a mural for Highland Community Hospital’s Labor and Delivery department. The mural is designed for families to mark special moments with a photo by using the hashtag #HCHSpecialDelivery. Kym has created multiple art projects through the Hattiesburg area, and we are proud to have several of her pieces displayed at Forrest Health facilities!

BOPB Award Show Set for July 31

FGH Employee Hosts Sneaker Ball

Get your zuit suit and flapper dress attire ready for the 12th Annual Best of the Pine Belt Awards Show! “The Roaring 20s” is the theme for this year’s show. Presented by Signature Magazine, winners will be announced during this newly-styled event and dinner on Saturday, July 31, at Lake Terrace Convention Center. Tickets are $35 each, or a table of 10 for $325.00 can be reserved by calling 601-268-2331.

Employee Relations Representative Daniel “DC” Cook knew he wanted to celebrate his 40th birthday by giving back to the community. Cook recently hosted the Hub City Sneaker Ball, a black-tie affair with a twist! The event encouraged guests to bring a pair of new or lightly worn tennis shoes to be donated to children 18 and under in the Lamar County and Hattiesburg Public School Districts. There have been 460 pairs of sneakers donated for the ball to date! With the overwhelming amount of success and donations, Mr. Cook plans to host the event annually.


Online Childbirth Education Classes

Childbirth Preparation and Breastfeeding classes are available to expectant mothers and their support systems through a series of online courses. Forrest General hopes this alternative to in-person classes will allow more families to participate and allow parents to learn at their own pace. The classes, which are free, are broken down into a variety of topics which allow moms-to-be to choose areas of particular interest, or they can watch all of the videos from the comfort of their own home at any time. By viewing these classes at home, families can be involved in an exciting process of welcoming a new member into their family. 

Mommie and Me Fitness for Two Classes

The Mommie & Me classes give mothers and their babies the opportunity to interact and exercise together using music, movement, story and rhyme. Topics for moms include parenting suggestions and child development guidelines. For the First Year until Toddler Years, children are developing social, language, cognitive, and motor skills for the next season of life while building network of friends and support. Classes resumed in June and will also be held in July and August. The cost of classes is $20 per four-week session plus a small online registration fee. To register, or for more information, visit the link below or email fitness4two@daniellmotors.com.

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"Celebrate!" Ep 4, Red, White, and BBQ Out Now!

It’s time to kick off 4th of July with a star-spangled “Red, White, and BBQ!” Are you ready for some delicious heart-healthy recipes with a patriotic twist? Brandon Chase Welborn, design and floral expert, and special guest Micah Gatlin, owner and chef of Lu’s Smokehouse and Edgar’s Steakhouse, are here to add some Independence Day pizzazz to your party! From homemade blueberry bourbon BBQ sauce to a grilled watermelon salad, the fourth episode of “Celebrate!” is here to show you our Spirit of Women’s perfect 4th of July celebration! So, get your grill fired up and join us now!

C.A.R.E.ing Expressions Gift Shop Delivers

CAREing Expressions Delivers: Do you have a loved one in the hospital or a friend who had a baby? Take a few minutes to brighten their day with a gift from C.A.R.E.ing Expressions! Flowers, candy, cards and balloons make a great “Get Well Soon” gift, or thinking outside of the box with candles, decorative items, or other decor and beauty items from the gift shop!

Rewards Partner Announcements

OLLI @ Southern Miss

OLLI at Southern Miss is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year! The annual membership fee is $50; however, as part of the celebration, you may join for this year at a discounted price of $30. Classes are offered both in-person and through Zoom. A list of summer courses is available at www.usm.edu/lifelong-learning. Call 601-264-2780 for more information. 


Christmas in July Sale is July 5-10!

25% off storewide
Sidewalk sale 50-75% off (some exclusions apply)
11 Office Park Dr Suite 60
Hattiesburg, MS 39402 | 601-584-4550

Camp Kesem: Kesem at Home Virtual Camp Helps Children Cope, July 25-30

(HAS ART) Kesem is the largest national organization dedicated to supporting children impacted by a parent’s or primary caregiver’s cancer. Camp Kesem locations are going strong across the country, and for the last two years, Mississippi has been growing their Kesem community while trying to manage the COVID-19 precautions. 

In July, the week-long camp will be a virtual camp–but not an entire week of sitting in front of the computer– there are many activities that are fun and engaging without being tied to their laptops. The virtual camp, Kesem at Home, will be held July 25-30. It is designed to allow children impacted by a caregiver’s cancer to build connections, relationships, provide avenues for self expression and reflection, and to have fun with other kids who are going through similar experiences. The virtual program brings the support of Kesem to the homes of the campers until the in-person camps can resume. Learn more by visiting campkesem.org. Camper applications can be found at kesem.force.com. Select Mississippi as the camp state location and register for Camp Kesem at Mississippi State University. Contact 662-205-0576 for more information or email mississippistate@campkesem.org. 

Blueberry Bourbon BBQ Sauce

This month’s recipe can be see in July’s episode of our video series Celebrate!, Red, White & BBQ. Recipe courtesy of Micah Gatlin. 


In a medium sized sauce pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add red onion and sauté until tender. 

Add the next 7 ingredients and bring to a simmer. Simmer for approximately 10-15 minutes, stirring often. 

Remove bay leaves from blender and puree in a food processor or use an emersion blender. 

Return puree to the sauce pot, and add the bourbon. Bring to a simmer and cook for approximately  5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. 



Calories: 57| Fat:1 g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 96 mg |Potassium: 48mg | Carbohydrates: 10g | Fiber: 1g |Sugar: 8g | Protein: 0g

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