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1,011
Positive
9,151
Negative
572
Pending
10,734
Total Tests

* Updated: May 29, 2020 at 8:45 AM
Please note that these numbers are a combination of Forrest Health and Hattiesburg Clinic and reflect inpatients and outpatients.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The chart below shows the number of combined COVID-19 positive cases for Forrest Health and the Hattiesburg Clinic. The blue line indicates the total  number of positive cases per day combining Forrest Health and the Hattiesburg Clinic, and the orange line indicates the daily number of new positive cases between Forrest Health and Hattiesburg Clinic combined. The gray line indicates the daily number of pending cases between Forrest Health and Hattiesburg Clinic combined. This is a total of inpatients and outpatients. Forrest Health covers a 19-county service area. Hover over the chart dots to see specific numbers.

As we navigate the COVID-19 illness, we are trying very hard to provide the public with the information needed. In bringing groups together to best serve our community, such as Forrest General Hospital and Hattiesburg Clinic, we learned that numbers were being provided in different formats (cumulative vs. new). We quickly addressed the differences to provide the correct combined numbers. Please see the updated numbers below.

Number of Positive Cases

Daily Positive Cases

FGH In-House Pending & Positive Cases

Updated: April 28 2020 To ensure timely communication with our patients and the community, regular updates, as listed below, will be provided on ForrestHealth.org/COVID19. We are in constant communication with local and state officials, monitoring CDC and state guidelines as available.

This site, www.forresthealth.org/covid19, is available in Spanish. The translation can be activated by clicking the button on the top right of the page on desktop computers. On mobile devices, the button relocates to the bottom right of the screen. Computers and mobile devices already defaulted to Spanish will now see the page in Spanish.

Para garantizar una comunicación oportuna con nuestros pacientes y la comunidad, se proporcionarán actualizaciones periódicas, como se enumeran a continuación, en ForrestHealth.org/COVID19. Estamos en constante comunicación con los funcionarios locales y estatales, monitoreando los CDC y las pautas estatales según estén disponibles.   

Esta página se actualizará a medida que la nueva sobre información COVID- 19 esté disponible.

This page will be updated as new COVID-19 information becomes available.

Forrest Health Update

Daily Update – May 29, 2020 – 10:00 a.m.

CLINICAL UPDATE
Forrest General Hospital currently has 26 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with 12 of these patients in the ICU. Highland Community Hospital currently has one inpatient with COVID-19 illness, with no patients in the ICU. Marion General Hospital currently has four inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with none of these patients in the ICU.

Visitor Policy
Phase I of a Visitor Policy Plan will go into effect beginning June 1, 2020.  Please reference the visitor policy update on our website for detailed information.

 

Forrest Health Update

Daily Update – May 28, 2020 – 8:30 a.m.

CLINICAL UPDATE
Forrest General Hospital currently has 27 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with 10 of these patients in the ICU. Highland Community Hospital currently has no inpatients with COVID-19 illness. Marion General Hospital currently has four inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with none of these patients in the ICU.

Forrest Health Update

Daily Update – May 27, 2020 – 4:30 p.m.

CLINICAL UPDATE
Forrest General Hospital currently has 28 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with 10 of these patients in the ICU. Highland Community Hospital currently has no inpatients with COVID-19 illness. Marion General Hospital currently has four inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with none of these patients in the ICU.

Forrest Health Update

Daily Update – May 26, 2020 – 9:30 a.m.

CLINICAL UPDATE
Forrest General Hospital currently has 28 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with 10 of these patients in the ICU. Highland Community Hospital currently has one inpatient with COVID-19 illness, with one patient in the ICU. Marion General Hospital currently has four inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with none of these patients in the ICU.

Forrest Health Update

Daily Update – May 25, 2020 – 10:30 a.m.

CLINICAL UPDATE
Forrest General Hospital currently has 30 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with 13 of these patients in the ICU. Highland Community Hospital currently has one inpatient with COVID-19 illness, with one patient in the ICU. Marion General Hospital currently has four inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with none of these patients in the ICU.

REMEMBERING THE BRAVE
As we observe Memorial Day, take time to remember and honor those who have bravely served and sacrificed for our country.

Forrest Health Update

Daily Update – May 22, 2020 – 11:00 a.m.

CLINICAL UPDATE
Forrest General Hospital currently has 32 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with 15 of these patients in the ICU. Highland Community Hospital currently has no inpatients with COVID-19 illness. Marion General Hospital currently has four inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with none of these patients in the ICU

Forrest Health Update

Daily Update – May 21, 2020 – 3:30 p.m.

CLINICAL UPDATE
Forrest General Hospital currently has 31 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with 16 of these patients in the ICU. Highland Community Hospital currently has no inpatients with COVID-19 illness. Marion General Hospital currently has six inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with none of these patients in the ICU.

 

Forrest Health Update

Daily Update – May 20, 2020 – 10:45 a.m.

CLINICAL UPDATE
Forrest General Hospital currently has 30 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with 17 of these patients in the ICU. Highland Community Hospital currently has no inpatients with COVID-19 illness. Marion General Hospital currently has five inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with none of these patients in the ICU.

 

Forrest Health Update

Daily Update – May 19, 2020 – 8:45 a.m.

CLINICAL UPDATE
Forrest General Hospital currently has 32 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with 19 of these patients in the ICU. Highland Community Hospital currently has one inpatient with COVID-19 illness, with none of these patients in the ICU. Marion General Hospital currently has five inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with none of these patients in the ICU.

 

Forrest Health Update

Daily Update – May 18, 2020 – 8:35 a.m.

CLINICAL UPDATE
Forrest General Hospital currently has 28 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with 21 of these patients in the ICU. Highland Community Hospital currently has one inpatient with COVID-19 illness, with none of these patients in the ICU. Marion General Hospital currently has five inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with none of these patients in the ICU.

 

Forrest Health Update

Daily Update – May 15, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.

CLINICAL UPDATE
Forrest General Hospital currently has 30 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with 18 of these patients in the ICU. Highland Community Hospital currently has two inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with none of these patients in the ICU. Marion General Hospital currently has six inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with one of these patients in the ICU.

THANK YOU TO OUR MILITARY!
Saturday, May 16 is Armed Forces Day. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those serving in our military. We appreciate your courage and sacrifice, and we honor you on this special recognition day. Thank you for your service!

 

Forrest Health Update

Daily Update – May 14, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.

CLINICAL UPDATE
Forrest General Hospital currently has 32 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with 20 of these patients in the ICU. Highland Community Hospital currently has two inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with none of these patients in the ICU. Marion General Hospital currently has six inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with none of these patients in the ICU.

Forrest Health Update:

Daily Update – May 13, 2020 – 9:15 a.m.

CLINICAL UPDATE
Forrest General Hospital currently has 33 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with 18 of these patients in the ICU. Highland Community Hospital currently has two inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with none of these patients in the ICU. Marion General Hospital currently has six inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with none of these patients in the ICU.

SMP AWARDS
Thank you to the Sales and Marketing Professionals for awarding Forrest General Women & Children’s Services the Pinnacle Lifetime Achievement Award, symbolizing the Business of the Decade for the marketing and development of the Women & Children’s service line. The marketing award is a great honor, and we are grateful to have received the award yesterday, during National Hospital Week and on the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale!

 

Forrest Health Update:

Daily Update – May 12, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.

CLINICAL UPDATE
Forrest General Hospital currently has 33 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with 17 of these patients in the ICU. Highland Community Hospital currently has three inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with one of these patients in the ICU. Marion General Hospital currently has six inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with none of these patients in the ICU.

Forrest Health Update:

Daily Update – May 11, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.

CLINICAL UPDATE
Forrest General Hospital currently has 34 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with 15 of these patients in the ICU. Highland Community Hospital currently has three inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with one of these patients in the ICU. Marion General Hospital currently has five inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with none of these patients in the ICU.

2020 National Hospital Week is May 10-16.
This week Forrest Health is celebrating National Hospital Week, recognizing the contributions of every hospital and person involved in providing quality healthcare services to our communities. Now more than ever, we are experiencing the dedication, service and sacrifice of those who are doing what is best for our patients and are proud of the innovative ways our hospitals and healthcare professionals have joined forces with other organizations to provide a safe environment for those needing care.

As we celebrate our dedicated staff, we ask the community to show support and give an added dose of encouragement by drawing a picture or writing a special message to our #healthcareheroes. Send a card to Forrest Health employees by visiting Forresthealth.org/draw.

 

Forrest Health Update:

Daily Update – May 8, 2020 – 2:30 p.m.

CLINICAL UPDATE
Forrest General Hospital currently has 29 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with 15 of these patients in the ICU. Highland Community Hospital currently has five inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with one of these patients in the ICU. Marion General Hospital currently has six inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with none of these patients in the ICU.

THANK YOU, CAMP SHELBY!
The morning started with smiles and tears, as Camp Shelby troops lined our employee entrance area to greet employees with cheers and signs as they arrived and departed from work. The touching tribute came at a special time as we complete National Nurses Week 2020, and roll into National Hospital Week next week. We are so appreciative of our military taking time out to honor our staff. Thank you!  Please visit our Forrest General Facebook page for pictures and video.

HEROES AND SHEROES!
Thanks to everyone who purchased t-shirts supporting our Heroes and Sheroes! Today, we held our first drawing and rewarded local restaurant gift cards to healthcare employees and first responders. Please go to the Forrest General Facebook page to see some of our first winners. The drawings will continue for the next three weeks.

Forrest Health Update:

Daily Update – May 7, 2020 – 12:45 p.m.

CLINICAL UPDATE
Forrest General Hospital currently has 32 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with 13 of these patients in the ICU. Highland Community Hospital currently has seven inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with one of these patients in the ICU. Marion General Hospital currently has five inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with two of these patients in the ICU.

Forrest Health Update:

Daily Update – May 6, 2020 – 3:15 p.m.

CLINICAL UPDATE
Forrest General Hospital currently has 35 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with 17 of these patients in the ICU. Highland Community Hospital currently has six inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with one of these patients in the ICU.

Self-Care Tips Available Online
We are all hungry for human contact and reassurance during this time. And, even as some
restrictions are being gradually removed, you can still be proactive in keeping the coronavirus from spreading and improving your health. During May, we are posting a weekly calendar of self-care health tips you can access for ideas to stay physically, socially, and emotionally healthy. 
https://hubs.ly/H0q79Fq0

Cards of Encouragement
Each year in May, Forrest Health celebrates our dedicated employees during Nurses Week and
Hospital Week. As part of this year’s celebration, we thought you might like to give our Heroes and Sheroes an added dose of encouragement! Celebrate our #healthcareheroes by drawing a picture or writing them a special message by visiting this link https://hubs.ly/H0p_kY40 or go to “
How You Can Help.” Cards will be shared with staff

Forrest Health Update:

Daily Update – May 5, 2020 – 9:45 a.m.

CLINICAL UPDATE
Forrest General Hospital currently has 36 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with 19 of these patients in the ICU. Highland Community Hospital currently has six inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with one of these patients in the ICU.

Forrest Health Update:

Daily Update – May 4, 2020 – 2:45 p.m.

CLINICAL UPDATE
Forrest General Hospital currently has 38 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with 18 of these patients in the ICU. Highland Community Hospital currently has nine inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with one of these patients in the ICU.

NATIONAL NURSES WEEK
Please join us in thanking and celebrating our nurses this week during National Nurses Week. We are grateful for the service of our nurses each day in caring for our patients. Thank you for all you do!  Please go to our 
Forrest General Facebook page to see how you can send a thank you to our staff.

Pine Grove and the Mississippi Nurses’ Association are Partnering to Present: Coping with COVID, A Mental Health Education and Awareness Program for Nurses
Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, one of the nation’s most comprehensive treatment campuses, and the Mississippi Nurses’ Association (MNA), the professional association for all registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses in Mississippi, are partnering to present an educational webinar series named, Coping with COVID. These weekly, hour-long webinars are on Wednesdays with two sessions per day, the first at 12:00 noon and the second at 4:00 PM, to accommodate nurses with a variety of schedules. For webinar registration information, please visit www.msnurses.org.

These free, educational webinars are providing Mississippi’s nurses with convenient access to important mental health care information from Pine Grove’s professionals regarding self-care strategies and stress management techniques. Debbie Sanford, Administrator of Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services said, “Pine Grove is proud to have a long standing relationship with the Mississippi Nurses’ Association and during this unprecedented pandemic, our state’s nurses are experiencing enormous pressure on the job as front line responders and working in new and unfamiliar health care environments in response to patient care needs. These work place stresses combined with other life changes at home are having a direct impact on Mississippi nurses. Pine Grove cares deeply about helping nurses equip themselves with the necessary tools to help them continue to provide the highest quality patient care.”

The webinars started on April 22, and are scheduled for April 29 and May 6, 2020. All of the webinars included in this six part series are being recorded, and they are available on www.msnurses.org for Mississippi nurses to access. Teresa Malone, Executive Director of the Mississippi Nurses’ Association said, “We applaud all of our Mississippi nurses for their dedication and valor every day. The Mississippi Nurses’ Association and Pine Grove understand the impact COVID-19 has had on our registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses as these heroes continue to work despite anxiety and uncertainty they may feel during this time. We know this webinar series is serving a need our nurses have for relevant and useful mental health care resources.”

Forrest Health Update:

Daily Update – May 1, 2020 – 11:45 a.m.

CLINICAL UPDATE
Forrest General Hospital currently has 29 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with 14 of these patients in the ICU. Highland Community Hospital currently has 13 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with two of these patients in the ICU.

Forrest Health Update:

Daily Update – April 30, 2020 – 9:15 a.m.

CLINICAL UPDATE
Forrest General Hospital currently has 31 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with 15 of these patients in the ICU. Highland Community Hospital currently has 11 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with one of these patients in the ICU.

Forrest Health Update:

Daily Update – April 29, 2020 – 9:45 a.m.

CLINICAL UPDATE
Forrest General Hospital currently has 29 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with 13 of these patients in the ICU. Highland Community Hospital currently has 10 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with one of these patients in the ICU.

Forrest Health Update:

Daily Update – April 28, 2020 – 12:00 p.m.

CLINICAL UPDATE
Forrest General Hospital currently has 28 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with 13 of these patients in the ICU. Highland Community Hospital currently has 10 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with one of these patients in the ICU.

Forrest Health Update:

Daily Update – April 27, 2020 – 3:45 p.m.

CLINICAL UPDATE
Forrest General Hospital currently has 32 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with 16 of these patients in the ICU. Highland Community Hospital currently has 10 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with one of these patients in the ICU.

ELECTIVE CASES MOVING AHEAD
With the Governor’s recent “Safer-at-Home” order, Forrest General is once again performing elective procedures with cautions and guidelines established by the American College of Surgeons, Mississippi State Department of Health, and the CDC. We will continue to use every precaution to keep people safe while providing the care they need. Please contact your physician to discuss a plan for rescheduling procedures postponed due to COVID-19.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING US!
Thank you to all who have supported us in doing our jobs. Thank you to the first responders, the food vendors, the supply vendors, those delivering our mail and packages, the truck drivers and so many more for all you have done throughout this difficult time. We appreciate you, and we are thankful for your services.

REMEMBER OUR FREE COVID-19 STRESS AND ANXIETY HELPLINE FOR MISSISSIPPI RESIDENTS
Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, one of the nation’s most comprehensive treatment campuses, is working to help Mississippi’s citizens during this pandemic by providing a free community support line related to COVID-19 Stress and Anxiety. This emotional support line is intended for adults ages 18 years old and older, and the number to call is 1-888-574-HOPE (4673). The statewide support line is available for calls daily from 8:00 AM to midnight, 12:00 AM.

Forrest Health Update:

Daily Update – April 24, 2020 – 3:00 p.m.

CLINICAL UPDATE
Forrest General Hospital currently has 33 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with 12 of these patients in the ICU. Highland Community Hospital currently has 14 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with four of these patients in the ICU.

SALUTING OUR HEROES AND SHEROES TANK TOPS NOW AVAILABLE!
Thank you to everyone who purchased a t-shirt as part of our “Heroes and Sheroes” tribute. You can now also purchase tank tops in honor of our healthcare workers and first responders!

Forrest General Hospital, the City of Hattiesburg and JMH Graphics came together to create these shirts saluting men and women on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

One-hundred percent of proceeds from the t-shirt and tank sales will be used to purchase gift cards from local restaurants. Once the sale is complete, drawings will be conducted to give gift cards to Forrest General employees and first responders.

The Comfort Colors tank is $20; 2Xl is $22 and 3XL is $23, and is available in the original colors of grey, blue, green, red, and pink has been added as a choice! The original t-shirt, which is $20, is still available in grey, blue, green, and red at https://heroesandsheroes.secure-decoration.com/. Sizes 2XL/3XL are $22. The deadline for online purchases is Thursday, April 30.  Shirts will be available for curbside pickup at JMH Graphics, 223 South 40th Ave., Hattiesburg. You will be notified when your shirt is ready.

Forrest Health Update:

Daily Update – April 23, 2020 – 3:30 p.m.

CLINICAL UPDATE
Forrest General Hospital currently has 31 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with nine of these patients in the ICU. Highland Community Hospital currently has 13 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with three of these patients in the ICU.

ASSISTANCE NEEDED
If you have recovered from COVID-19 or you know of someone who has recovered, your assistance is needed. We would like to encourage you to consider donating plasma. This process, known as convalescent plasma, is now being used to treat patients with COVID-19. If you are interested in donating, please go to vitalant.org/COVIDFree. This link will provide you with additional information to see if you qualify, and allows you to make an appointment.

SALUTING OUR HEROES AND SHEROES NEW ADDITION!
Thank you to everyone who has honored our healthcare workers and first responders by purchasing a t-shirt as part of our “Heroes and Sheroes” tribute! Your response has been incredible and so appreciated. We have received requests for tank tops, so we are adding them to our list. Heroes and Sheroes tank tops will be available for purchase this week, so stay tuned for ordering information.

Forrest Health Update:

Daily Update – April 22, 2020 – 3:00 p.m.

CLINICAL UPDATE
Forrest General Hospital currently has 30 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with 11 of these patients in the ICU. Highland Community Hospital currently has 13 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with four of these patients in the ICU.
 

Forrest Health Update:

Daily Update – April 21, 2020 – 4:00 p.m.

CLINICAL UPDATE
Forrest General Hospital currently has 34 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with 12 of these patients in the ICU. Highland Community Hospital currently has 11 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with three of these patients in the ICU.

 

Forrest Health Update:

Daily Update – April 20, 2020 – 3:45 p.m.

CLINICAL UPDATE
Forrest General Hospital currently has 32 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with 12 of these patients in the ICU. Highland Community Hospital currently has 11 inpatients with COVID-19 illness, with three of these patients in the ICU.

 

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Temporary Visitation Policies

Information regarding updated visitation policies at Forrest Health facilities.

Spanish Language Informational Video

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We have collaborated with Iglesia Vida and Pastor David Martinez to produce a Spanish language informational video, thanks to Dr. Eduardo Soto.

Mississippi State Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline

The Mississippi State Department of Health is now operating a hotline for convenient answers to questions about COVID-19 by phone. Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline (8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday):
877-978-6453.

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