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Due to current precautions, events have not been scheduled.
We hope to be able to reconvene as guidelines continue to evolve.
It takes a team and a community working together to accomplish a goal. For instance, in order to decrease the spread of COVID-19, we all need to follow safety precautions, like social distancing, and washing your hands. And, when it comes to your care, there are many Forrest General team members working with you, so you can make informed decisions about your health. We are here for you and prepared to care for you. As our communities reopen and we continue focusing on health and safety of all, your well being and safety are always our top priorities. Please do not delay or avoid care, doing so could affect your health outcomes significantly. To learn more about measures Forrest General takes to keep patients, visitors, and staff safe, click on the button below.
Feeling disconnected? We’ve been here for you, and we are here for you now. During times like these, it’s important to have the resources you need for your physical, emotional, and social health. Check out these health tips below.
C.A.R.E.ing EXPRESSIONS GIFT SHOP 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 think outside of the box with candles, decorative items, or other decor and beauty items from the gift shop! The best part is that you don’t 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 at the hospital with no extra charge!
FORREST GENERAL EMPLOYEES DEBUT NEW SCRUBS
Forrest General Hospital employees who wear scrubs debuted a new look on June 1. The more than 2,000 employees, who already wear scrubs, will present a unified look as the new month begins.
Department employees will all wear the same color of scrubs to help patients, their families and other staff members identify the different services, according to Melita Miller, executive director of Nursing/Patient Care Services Administration.
There are a wide range of colors, about 12 in all, which range from wine, Caribbean, eggplant and black, to galaxy blue, ceil blue, navy, pink, teal, hunter green, and several shades of gray, grape/khaki, light blue/khaki/black, olive green. The scrubs also feature the monogrammed Forrest General logo on the front.
Fittings for the scrubs were held in March, but COVID-19 delayed the delivery date.
Miller said that moving forward her department will be working with Highland Community Hospital in Picayune and Forrest Health’s other outlying hospitals to begin the fitting process for scrubs at those facilities also.
“We know through empirical evidence patients are likely to recover more quickly if placed in a healthy environment and receiving high-quality nursing care,” said Chief Nursing Officer Phyllis Chambers-Berry, DNP, RN, NE-BC, VP/CNO. “We felt the opportunity to implement color-coded scrubs for the hospital’s disciplines, while enhancing our environment, was a no-brainer. We are excited to assist our patients in identifying their care team as we identify their patient needs.”
REWARDS PARTNER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Functional and Integrative Clinic at Hattiesburg Clinic
is pleased to announce they are now accepting United, Aetna, Ambetter, Medicaire, and Fox Everett insurance.
These uncertain times may be an opportune time for those that are able to do so to prioritize their health. By accepting these insurances, it’s our hope that more patients will have access to our personalized care approach. Video visits are also available. Learn more about functional medicine by calling 601-261-1690.
McB’s Boutique has modified hours for the months of July and August.
Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The $25 sales rack has tons of summer merchandise, and top brands of fall and winter garments are $50 each. Both racks are marked to move and below cost pricing. Also, there is a sale on Kut and Kloth jeans, marked down to $50/pair (regularly priced $9-$105). Come on and get it!
HATTIESBURG CLINIC MEMORY CENTER
Could you benefit from a Free Memory Screening?
The next screening is July 23, 2020.
If you are age 45 or up, you are eligible to receive a free memory screening at Hattiesburg Clinic Memory Center! Memory Center, located on the sixth floor of the clinic’s main facility at 415 S. 28th Ave in Hattiesburg, is hosting screenings free to the public throughout the year. The pre-scheduled screenings will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Registration is required in advance. Space is limited and sessions fill up quickly, so early registration is recommended. Participants must check in at the front desk upon arrival. About 5.8 million Americans of all ages were estimated to be living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2019, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Early diagnosis and treatment of dimentia can help delay memory loss and prolong life.
Even though things look a little different this year, we have loved seeing our Spirit Girls grow and serve our community, even at a distance. It is with deep sadness that we will not be accepting any new Spirit Girls for the 2020-2021 school year. Girls who were a part of our program for the 2019-2020 school year will be allowed to reapply. Application links will be emailed to the 2019-2020 Spirit Girls on Monday, June 22, and will be available through Monday, July 6. No interviews will be held for applicants; your member status will be dependent on your application and the previous year’s involvement. Thank you to everyone who has experienced interest in joining our program, and we look forward to seeing some new faces for interviews in 2021! For questions, please contact our Spirit Girls and Sweeteas Coordinator, Tyra Willamor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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