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Mothers' Milk Bank Drive

In the wake of the infant formula shortage, Forrest General Hospital’s Women and Children’s Services is partnering with Mothers’ Milk Bank of Mississippi to host drive through breast milk drives to benefit our community.

Women around the Pine Belt who are interested in donating excess breast milk must first be approved through a screening process. Donors must be non-smokers in good general heath, not currently using certain medications or herbal supplements. A phone screen and blood work is required for all interested donors. Donors can pre-screen prior to the milk drive or can be screened onsite at the time of drop-off. There is no cost for potential donors. An initial donation of 100 ounces is required. To prescreen or if you are interested in donating breast milk, call 601-939-5504. 

Forrest General Hospital Names Spirit Girls for Upcoming Year

This group picture is one group from orientation. Not all 2022-2023 Spirit Girls are pictured. 

The 2022-2023 Spirit Girls, a program which is part of Forrest General Hospital’s Spirit of Women, welcomes 117 young ladies to the opportunities and fun offered by this program. Spirit Girls is designed to reach young women through events targeted at promoting self-esteem and encouraging healthy lifestyles. 

Spirit Girls participate in a wide range of activities and community service projects for organizations such as The Claiborne, Hattiesburg Zoo, The Lamar County libraries, The ARC, and The Miss Hospitality program. Spirit Girls also participate in Spirit of Women events.

The young ladies selected are in grades 7 through 12 and reside in Forrest General’s 19-county service area which includes the following counties: Covington, Forrest, George, Greene, Hancock, Jasper, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lamar, Lawrence, Marion, Pearl River, Perry, Pike, Simpson, Smith, Stone, Wayne and Walthall.

The program offers an opportunity for young ladies to learn the importance of taking action for their health and giving back to the community. The hours of community service contributed through various events provide a chance to make lasting contributions to their community as well as lasting friendships.

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day! We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable time celebrating! Be sure to follow safe practices if you are planning on celebrating with fire crackers. Be sure to apply sunscreen when you are outdoors. Have a great day full of BBQ, family, and fun! 

Forrest General Hospital Celebrates 70 Years

Win This Car!

On June 1, the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation started selling tickets for a chance to win a 2022 fully- loaded Honda Pilot SE. Tickets are $75 each, and only 1,600 tickets will be sold. The drawing for the lucky ticket will be held at 6 p.m., August 25, at Pine Belt Honda, 802 Broadway Drive, Hattiesburg. Proceeds from this year’s Win This Car will benefit Asbury Hospice House.

There are several ways to purchase tickets. Participants may use a credit card to order tickets by calling the Foundation at 601-288-4396 or going online to FGHFoundation.com/winthiscar. They can also download the order form from the Foundation website and mail completed form with $75 payment to Forrest General Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 19010, Hattiesburg, MS 39404-9010. Tickets are also on sale in the Foundation office at 125 S. 28th Ave., Suite 149, Hattiesburg, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or you may fax a completed order form to 601-288-4367. The deadline for purchasing tickets is 4 p.m. on Monday, August 22.

For a full list of terms and conditions or for more information about Win This Car, visit forresthealth.org/winthiscar.

Madalene's Moms : Summer Sessions

Madalene’s Moms classes will continue this summer! Whether you are expecting a new addition or you are adding to the family, we have the perfect class for you! 

PREGNANCY EXERCISE: Mondays, 5:00 PM – June 13th, 20th, 27th; July 11th, 18th, 25th

COACH’S CORNER: Monday, 6:30 PM – July 25th

FIRST YEAR: Mondays, 10:00 AM – June 13th, 20th, 27th; July 11th, 18th, 25th

JUST MOVIN’: Wednesdays, 10:00 AM – June 15th, 22nd, 29th; July 13th, 20th, 27th

TODDLER YEARS: Wednesdays, 9:00 AM – June 15th, 22nd, 29th; July 13th, 20th, 27th

Online Childbirth Education Classes

Order Online at CAREing Expressions Gift Shop!

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 card from CAREing Expressions! Flowers, candy, cards,  and balloons make a great “Get Well Soon” gift, or think outside the box with candles and decorative or beauty items from the gift shop! 
The best part is you don’t even have to leave work or home. Shop online at giftshop.forrestgeneral.com or call 601-288-4283 to find everything you need and have it delivered anywhere in the hospital, excluding the ICU, at no extra charge!

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WHEATBERRY EDAMAME SALAD RECIPE

          Do you want to join Spirit of Women?
Do you need a new keytag?  Do you need to update your address? 
Simply call Spirit of Women at 601-288-4968 or go online to www.forresthealth.org/spiritofwomen

Rewards Partner Announcements

Are you in the 50+ age group? Summer classes are underway! Monday, June 6th through Friday, August 5th. No classes July 4th through 8th. Call 601-266-6554, and visit the OLLI website for more information. 

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