Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:06 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:06:15 GMT
New details are emerging on the suspect and device found at Marion General Hospital Thursday. Columbia Police, Marion County investigators, ATF, MBI, and the highway patrol responded to a possible explosiveMore >>
Investigators from Columbia, Marion County, ATF, MBI, and the Highway patrol responded to a possible explosive device at Marion General Hospital on Thursday.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:49 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:49:53 GMT
Simpson County Sheriff's deputies are looking for two inmates who walked off a work detail crew early Monday morning. According to Simpson County Sheriff Kenneth Lewis, Simpson County Adult Detention CenterMore >>
Two Simpson County inmates who walked off a work detail site Monday morning have been recaptured.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >>
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:24 AM EDT2013-06-17 15:24:53 GMT
Mississippi sheriffs can ban people from openly carrying guns into courthouses, according to state Attorney General, Jim Hood. Hood released a document in anticipation of the law that starts July 1 withMore >>
Mississippi sheriffs can ban people from openly carrying guns into courthouses, according to state Attorney General Jim Hood.More >>
60 years is a long time, and for Forrest General Hospital it's a milestone. This year is the hospital's 60th anniversary, and today Forrest General celebrated by reminiscing through the decades.
Walking through the lobby of the hospital felt like a blast from the past.
"You'll see the 50's, 60's, 70's. We've already seen some great decade outfits today so we are just having a celebration," said Chief Marketing and Medical Staff Services Officer, Millie Swan.
According to Swan, the hospital's celebration of 60 years is about more than longevity. Swan says the hospital started with just 70 employees, and today there's 3,000, and not to mention it's strides in technology.
"One thing that stood out to me, one of our cardiologist told me that we now have performed 60,000 caths in our heart cath area. So, to say 60 years and 60,000 caths it's really amazing,"said Swan.
Swan says Forrest General has become more than just a hospital, it's now a health system.
"We have hospital's in Walthall County, Jeff Davis County, Marion County, so this is just a sign of the progress that we have made through the years," said Swan.
Swan believes the visions of those past and present makes the hospital an institution.
"Lowery Woodoll was here, Bill Oliver, and now Evan Dillard, and so we've just had great leadership. We've had great administrative teams in place," said Swan.
Swan added the hospital has incredible people, and many services like the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit, the Heart and Vascular Program, and the Cancer Center to carry them through the next 60 years.
"It's funny, Forrest General opened a few hours early to deliver the first baby that was our first patient of Mrs. Fred Roberts. So, that's really a neat story that we tell often. I think caring has always been at the heart of Forrest General," said Swan.
Forrest General's Millie Swan says 60 years wouldn't have been possible without hard working employees and doctors.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:45 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:45:53 GMT
With the possibility of a special legislative session on Medicaid just around the corner, the head of a Jackson-based, non-partisan think tank is reiterating his opposition to expanding that program. ForestMore >>
Forest Thigpen, the president of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, says expanding Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act would be a costly mistake for Mississippi.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:32 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:32:20 GMT
The Hattiesburg Zoo officially opened its new Forrest General Animal Medical and Quarantine Facility Tuesday morning. The 4000-square-foot facility has five quarantine areas and a medical emergency treatmentMore >>
The Hattiesburg Zoo officially opened its new Forrest General Animal Medical and Quarantine Facility Tuesday morning. More >>