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 547-bed certified Level II Trauma Center and hospital system that includes additional hospitals and specialty facilities.

As Forrest Health grows, so do the opportunities for our nurses. Whatever your career aspirations may be, as part of the Forrest Health team, you will be contributing to a noble mission: to do what is best for our patients. 

Forrest Health has grown exponentially with the help and support of our medical staff, employees and volunteers who put our values of caring into motion every day, propelling this organization into the future of medicine.

Our Hospitals

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Close to Home

Working at Forrest Health means you can have a career as a nurse at a large hospital and not have to sacrifice the place you call home. Our location on Highway 49 in Hattiesburg makes it an easy drive from many cities in South Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.

Commute times to Forrest General in Hattiesburg between 6 and 7 am:

Columbia: 31 miles, 35 minutes

Wiggins: 35 miles, 35 minutes

Lucedale: 56 miles, 55 minutes

Laurel: 32 miles, 30 minutes

Magee: 46 miles, 45 minutes

Picayune: 62 miles, 55 minutes

Poplarville: 40 miles, 42 minutes

McComb: 72 miles, 1 hour 15 minutes

Waynesboro: 61 miles, 55 minutes

Gulfport: 69 miles, 1 hour 5 minutes

Calculate your commute to any of our seven hospitals throughout South Mississippi. Click on the marker next to the location you want to calculate your commute to, then click on the diamond with the arrow inside to calculate your commute.