Forrest General Hospital

P. O. Box 16389
Hattiesburg, MS 39404


Since 1952, Forrest General Hospital has been a leader in medical excellence in South Mississippi. The hospital has grown from the original 90-bed facility into a 512-bed, level II regional trauma center hospital system.

Forrest General Hospital consists of 512-inpatient beds with a 400-bed general medical/surgical facility; Pine Grove, an 88-bed chemical dependency and psychiatric unit; and Rehab Resource, a 24-bed rehabilitation unit. In addition, the hospital system includes Forrest General Home Care and Hospice. Forrest General also provides all-levels of care for critical access care hospitals in the 17-county service area, including Covington County Hospital, Greene County Hospital, Hancock Medical Center, Jefferson Davis Community Hospital, Perry County General Hospital, Stone County Hospital, Inc. and Walthall County General Hospital.

Highland Community Hospital, located in beautiful Picayune, MS, is a 95-bed not-for-profit hospital built in 1954. The hospital was bought in May 2006 by Forrest General for the purpose of expanding services and continuing its mission "To provide high quality health services accessible and available to the residents of South Mississippi".

With a population of over 30,000 people, Picayune is the business and medical center of Pearl River County. It's a safe place to raise a family and is filled with recreation, attractions, and activities for all ages. Located less than 1 hour from New Orleans, Hattiesburg, and Gulfport/Biloxi, Picayune's growing population is small enough to escape the hassles of the big cities, yet close enough to metropolitan areas and airports for convenience.


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