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Forrest General Trauma Services: Life is precious, dedication saves lives  

In 2007 alone, Forrest General Trauma Services saw 2,500 trauma patients from Hattiesburg and the hospitalís surrounding counties. The hospital offers 24-hour emergency care with qualified physicians and highly-skilled emergency nurses. The trauma team consists of general surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and neurosurgeons, backed by other specialties.  

Forrest General is rated as a Level II Trauma Center by the Mississippi Department of Healthís Emergency Medical Services. The hospital is the only Level II Trauma Center in south Mississippi , and has been rated Level II since 2000. Forrest General is part of the Southeast Trauma Care Region, which includes 11 participating hospitals in southeast Mississippi , of which Forrest General is the Lead Agency as the Level II facility.  

Countless patients in the Pine Belt and beyond have depended on Forrest General for expertise in trauma care. Without local trauma services, Pine Belt residents or those people injured while traveling through the area might have to be transported to another facility in a neighboring city or across state lines for trauma care. Thanks to Forrest Generalís dedicated and talented staff, less than 3 percent of the hospitalís trauma patients have to be transferred to another facility for a higher level of care, the majority of these being burn and pediatric patients.  

Forrest General also provides all levels of care for critical access care hospitals in south Mississippi :

  • Covington County Hospital

  • Greene County Hospital

  • Jefferson Davis Community Hospital

  • Perry County General Hospital

  • Stone County Hospital, Inc.

  • Walthall County General Hospital  

For more information on Forrest General and its Trauma Services, call FGH OnCall at 1-800-844-4445.  

Forrest General Hospital Wound Healing Center (Hyperbaric Oxygen)

Forrest General Hospital is offering a new outpatient service for wound care management utilizing Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy beginning January 7, 2009.  The Wound Healing Center is a comprehensive quality assurance program providing optimal healing by a panel of physicians for hard to heal ulcerative type wounds. For more information you may call (601)288-3896.