Forrest General Hospital

75%

Patients that would definitely recommend
5% higher than the national average

Awards

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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgeries and spinal fusion procedures

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

An event relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

4 ratings were worse than expected

1 rating was better than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital

8 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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74%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
5% higher than the national average

75%

Would definitely recommend
5% higher than the national average

Forrest General Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%81%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%80%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%63%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%84%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%50%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%64%66%

Forrest General Hospital

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%70%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%68%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

I was in ICU on a ventilator for 4 days with pneumonia in 2015 and and Dr. Younis was my primary care doc during my stay. I’ve seen him annually every year since and I recommend him highly. He’s a fine doctor and person.

Jul 25 2020

Review for Dr. Younis

Great

John Buckley Jul 23 2020

Review for Dr. Washington

I have seen Dr. Ward for years. Because of his caring manner, I have always chosen to return to him as my orthopedic surgeon and have always recommended others to him as well. He is a wonderful caring doctor.

Sheena S. Jul 21 2020

Review for Dr. Ward

good

Michael H. Jul 21 2020

Review for Dr. Ward

LOIS COURTNEY Jul 08 2020

Review for Dr. Moore

Dr Blair is the Best! Rey concerned about my well being. Also proactive and not reactive! I am recommending his Again!

Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Blair

Elizabeth A Sellers Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Sitzman

Dr. Gonzales is no longer in Hattiesburg. He helped me get my diabetes under control. He started me on newer medications and was able to help me wean off insulin. I lost 20 lbs and feel much better. He is such a great doctor

Jun 15 2020

Review for Dr. Gonzales

Excellent Dr! Treated me for 2 different injuries. Very knowledgeable & compassionate Dr

Ginny Jun 06 2020

Review for Dr. Line

May 31 2020

Review for Dr. Mechleb

Always professional

May 30 2020

Review for Dr. Sitzman

I highly recommend Dr. Hrom! He spent a lot of time with me and listened to my cocerns.

Jansen Smith May 24 2020

Review for Dr. Hrom

I just want to leave a review for a customer of mine.... She said that this was the worse Doctors experience she has ever had. Mr. Sykes was such an arrogant person .. telling her she needed to “lose weight and to get a job” Horrible Doctor ... absolutely DON’T USE HIm!

May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Sikes

Dr. Sitzman is amazing!!! Bonnie F.

May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Sitzman

I've been seeing Dr. Harless for 25 years. You couldn't find a better family Physician.

Harry Bowman May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Harless

Agree with RN. He is arrogant and condescending to his patients. I am not sure how or why he became a doctor. I would not recommend him to anyone under any circumstance.

May 12 2020

Review for Dr. Sikes

D A McInnis May 06 2020

Review for Dr. Sitzman

SurprisedDiabetic May 06 2020

Review for Dr. McCall

Visits were rushed. Nurses were rude. Felt pressured into taking medication without taking time to discuss all options.

MississippiGirl Apr 30 2020

Review for Dr. Bailey

Apr 15 2020

Review for Dr. Moore

each time i come in, he is quick to find the source of my pain and form a treatment plan

M. T. Mar 20 2020

Review for Dr. Sitzman

dr sitzman is amazing and very caring!!!!!!

Melissa T. Mar 20 2020

Review for Dr. Sitzman

Mar 20 2020

Review for Dr. Barnard

i love the way he shows me and explains to me what is going on in my back

J. S. Mar 20 2020

Review for Dr. Sitzman

Very Understanding.And Very Knowledgable

Anonymous Mar 20 2020

Review for Dr. Sitzman

very good

Sharon B. Mar 20 2020

Review for Dr. Sitzman

very good

Henry G. Mar 20 2020

Review for Dr. Sitzman

have been coming to dr sitzman several years and he has been so understanding of the pain. jst makesme feel better to know he truly cares.

Martha G. Mar 19 2020

Review for Dr. Sitzman

This was a great experience that has helped my health care need.

Anonymous Mar 18 2020

Review for Dr. Sitzman

Great

M. H. Mar 10 2020

Review for Dr. Ward

Barbara C. Mar 03 2020

Review for Dr. Sitzman

A good doctor but, is very insensitive to the patients need...

Feb 27 2020

Review for Dr. Brahan

In Search of Finding Pain Relief In depth information was given to me by Dr. Sitzman concerning what was being done to me and why. He looks back at my past procedures to better understand what needs to be done in future. I would recommend him to others.

Judy H. Feb 26 2020

Review for Dr. Sitzman

Dr Rogness careless perscribed my father inappropriate medication in the ICU that may have caused irreparable damage to his mental capacity. If I could give lower than a 1 star I would.

Feb 20 2020

Review for Dr. Rogness

He was HORRIBLE!! Didn't listen to anything I had to say, lectured me about stupid stuff. I am a RN and I have to take junk from MDs routinely, I do not wish to have to take some MDs junk as a patient, too!

Feb 12 2020

Review for Dr. Sikes

Jeannine Miller Feb 08 2020

Review for Kristen Richardson

i came in with pain down my left leg, dr sitzman took the time to listen to me. He knew exactly what I needed and gave me an injection. I"ve been His patient for several years and have always been pleased.

Jan M. Jan 30 2020

Review for Dr. Sitzman

excellent care

Tammy B. Jan 29 2020

Review for Dr. Sitzman

Dr Thompson was a great physician, listened to my concerns and we together found the best treatment for me. Wouldn’t go to ANYONE else!

Jan 25 2020

Review for Dr. Thompson

Dr.Ward is an excellent doctor,and Justin,and his whole staff.Meets all of my ortho. needs,all 5

Anonymous Jan 21 2020

Review for Dr. Ward

I could not have asked for better medical care for my 88 year old mother. Kind, caring, takes time with patients. Staff was fantastic also.

Laura Jan 09 2020

Review for Dr. Hernandez

Dr. Ward has been a very good care giver. In January he will have replaced both my knees and I have so much trust in him.

Sandra S. Jan 08 2020

Review for Dr. Ward

Dec 27 2019

Review for Dr. Johnson

Courtney B Dec 24 2019

Review for Dr. Holm

Disastrous. Two visits and a phone call and my mother is still without a blood pressure medication, which was the original problem. Now he wants her to wait almost 3 weeks for new meds.

Dec 24 2019

Review for Dr. Brahan

My visit was great. He cares and makes sure you on your way to getting back to a life without pain.

Anonymous Dec 12 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

Anonymous Dec 11 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

she dosent know what she is doing

Dec 05 2019

Review for Dr. Azar

Daphne E. Dec 05 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

Dr. Sitzman is very compassionate and has genuine interest in caring for his patients He is the best!!!!!!

Linda B. Dec 05 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

Dr. Sitzman and his staff are always thorough and address all of my concerns.

J. B. Nov 27 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

Dr Shives is one of the most caring doctor that I have known. He is very dedicated to his patient and a wonderful person to be around.

Estela Carrandi Nov 20 2019

Review for Dr. Shives

Awesome

Larry Tant Nov 14 2019

Review for Dr. Azar

excellent care, sympathy, professional, but comforting, knowledgeable, personal attention

Maureen B. Nov 13 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

He and his staff are always ready to listen and to help if at all possible.

Lisa S. Nov 13 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

As an established patient of Dr Sitzman I have only the highest regards for him and his staff. He has gone above and beyond what is needed to ease my pain, even on the weekend.

Anonymous Nov 13 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

Kimbertly E. Nov 07 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

good

Otis S. Nov 06 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

I had two implants done, he and his office staff were outstanding.

K Lott Nov 01 2019

Review for Dr. West

all good

Heather G. Oct 31 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

Experience has been very good with getting injections in my back. He is always willing to give me the injection same day as appointment to save me another trip here from Biloxi.

Anonymous Oct 31 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

very helpful with finding what will be the best for my care

Linda D. Oct 31 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

Whole appointment felt like a NRA speech. Dismissive. Didn't go over my lab results with me, had to call back & talk to the nurse.

Oct 26 2019

Review for Dr. Diamond

I have had an outstanding experience.

William J. Oct 23 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

very positive always

Anonymous Oct 23 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

I am very pleased with Dr. Sitzman. I am just disappointed that my insurance does not cover visits and procedures.

Bobby L. Oct 23 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

Dr Sitzman and his staff are the BEST I have ever seen! All are very kind, caring and helpful. Dr Sitzman is determined to find a cure for my pain! I cannot say enough good things about them.

Lorri S. Oct 23 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

Oct 22 2019

Review for Dr. Dzugan

Great doctor!!

Oct 22 2019

Review for Dr. Stout

Our town is privileged to have such a knowledgeable, talented physician.

Anonymous Oct 10 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

excellant

Jewel W. Oct 08 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

Very caring and understanding. I would highly recommend Dr. Sitzman in dealing and relieving pain.

Charlene H. Oct 08 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

Very courteous and smart doctor, I have been seeing him for 9 years, always on time and takes his time in addressing my complicated lung condition.

Oct 07 2019

Review for Dr. Younis

Great presence!! Seemed genuinely interested in my problems. Prescribed treatment. Overall a good experience.

Nadine McManus Oct 04 2019

Review for Dr. Fink

great

Felecia W. Oct 03 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

excellent care

Daniel P. Oct 02 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

I really trust and admire Dr. Sitzman with my healthcare

Tina L. Oct 01 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

Staff is very nice,Dr.Patterson is awsome!!

Michael Davis Oct 01 2019

Review for Dr. Patterson

Epidural injection in low back. Great Pain relief expected as last injection was very helpful. Dr and Staff great as always!

Susan H. Sep 25 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

James W. Sep 25 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

I have researched and had ketamine treatments prior to coming here. I should have come here first. he explained everything to me in a way i understood. I could have saved a lot of money and a lot of worry if i would have come here first.

Jasmine B. Sep 24 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

Nurse and Doctor worked fast and efficient with me and my procedure. Very kind, and warm welcoming.

Anonymous Sep 24 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

Arrogant. Dismissive. Flippant. I requested MRI. He refused. Made me feel belittled for even requesting. Followed up with neurosurgeon in Jackson and first thing he wanted to do was MRI. Doctor in Jackson is also going to perform kyphoplasty. Dr. Toczyl offered nothing for pain relief.

Sep 22 2019

Review for Dr. Toczyl

Great Dr. and staff is outstanding. I could not be happier with the care i receive. Dont know what i would do without them.

Shelby T. Sep 18 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

This provider never fails to fill my needs in terms of pain relief, as well as explaining what is going on with my body.

M. E. Sep 18 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

Dr Sitzman always treats me with the best and most accurate care. He truly cares!!!

Terry H. Sep 18 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

This made my life easier and more enjoyable in all of my activities.

J. N. Sep 17 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

he is the best, very caring

doug ikerd Sep 15 2019

Review for Dr. Lowe

as always very friendly and willing to help in any way possibleya

Susan M. Sep 12 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

Have very good people & services.

Kenny M. Sep 12 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

I always receive excellent care from Dr. Sitzman and his staff.

B. W. Sep 12 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

we are number one with him he tries so hard to alleviate our pain

Gloria W. Sep 12 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

very professional

Anonymous Sep 10 2019

Review for Dr. Sitzman

I had dual hip replacements by him at the end of 2012. I highly recommend Dr. Baylis and Premier Orthopedics. Very attentive to detail, listens to patients, a very positive experience.

Sep 04 2019

Review for Dr. Baylis

Everyone was very friendly and accomodating. Dr. Azar made me feel comfortable from the time she came in and she listened to what I had to say as well as answered any questions I had.

K. Purvis Sep 04 2019

Review for Dr. Azar

Dr. Messenger was so nice and really listens to you. I had a really great experience.

Sep 04 2019

Review for Dr. Messenger

Location

Forrest General Hospital

6051 U S Highway 49, Hattiesburg, MS 39401

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