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Forrest General honored by J.D. Power and Associates

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HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - Forrest General Hospital's cardiovascular services were recognized by the global marketing company, J.D. Power and Associates Wednesday in Hattiesburg.

The company awarded Forrest General for providing Cardiovascular Service Excellence and "An Outstanding Patient Experience."

The distinctions were based on a survey done by the company with recently discharged cardiovascular patients. They were asked to offer feedback about their Forrest General experience in a number of categories.

They included emotional support, comfort, dignity and respect, speed and efficiency and information provided. Evan Dillard is the President and CEO of Forrest General Hospital.

"Forrest General Hospital is the only hospital in the southeast that's ever been recognized by J.D. Power for excellence in cardiovascular services. And that to me is an amazing revelation to us and we were very pleased to find this out," said Dillard.

J.D. Power and Associates said throughout their Distinguished Hospital Program's six year history, fewer than five facilities have ever been given the award Forrest General Hospital received.

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