TRAUMA STATISTICS

1,674

139

68,357

TRAUMA PATIENTS
PER YEAR
AVERAGE TRAUMA
PATIENTS MONTHLY
EMERGENCY ROOM
VISITS IN 2021

TRAUMA STATISTICS

1,674

TRAUMA PATIENTS
PER YEAR

139

AVERAGE TRAUMA
PATIENTS MONTHLY

68,357

EMERGENCY ROOM
VISITS IN 2021

WHAT DOES LEVEL II MEAN?

In Mississippi, trauma programs are designated by levels: I, II, III, IV—with Level I being the highest. Our state has one Level I trauma center and only three Level II trauma centers.

The care provided by Forrest General Hospital’s Level II Trauma Center is the highest level of care available in South Mississippi, as well as anywhere in the state outside of Jackson.

Forrest General Hospital goes above the requirements for a Level II trauma center by having designated trauma surgeons on-site 24/7. When we say always ready, we mean someone is always ready and in-position to respond to trauma emergencies.  

WHAT DOES LEVEL II MEAN?

In Mississippi, trauma programs are designated by levels: I, II, III, IV—with Level I being the highest. Our state has one Level I trauma center and only three Level II trauma centers.

The care provided by Forrest General Hospital’s Level II Trauma Center is the highest level of care available in South Mississippi, as well as anywhere in the state outside of Jackson.

Forrest General Hospital goes above the requirements for a Level II trauma center by having designated trauma surgeons on-site 24/7. When we say always ready, we mean someone is always ready and in-position to respond to trauma emergencies.  

AS A LEVEL II TRAUMA CENTER, WE OFFER:

AS A LEVEL II TRAUMA CENTER, WE OFFER:

MEET THE TEAM

Trauma Surgery

Trauma Surgeons specialize in performing emergency surgery on people who have had a critical injury or illness. Trauma Surgeons are highly trained to perform procedures such as emergency laparotomy, emergency thoracotomy, tracheostomy, and rib fracture plating for chest wall stabilization. Acute Care surgical intervention to treat conditions such as appendicitis, perforated ulcers, and bowel obstructions are also performed.

L to R: Aimee Sundeen, MD; William Bowles, DO, FACOS; W. Duncan Donald, MD, FACS; Candance Hinton, RNFA, FNP-BC; R. Anthony Stringer, MD; not pictured: Georgia H. Wahl, MD, FACS and Brent Wheeler, MD, FACS

Neurosurgery

Neurosurgeons specialize in treating traumatic injuries of the brain and spinal cord. Neurosurgeons treat diseases/disorders of the brain, spinal cord and spinal column, and peripheral nerves within all parts of the body. Neurosurgeons are not just brain surgeons, they are medically trained neurosurgical specialists who can also help patients suffering from back and neck pain as well as a host of other illnesses.

L to R: Sebastian Koga, MD, PH.D., FAANS; Frank J. Hux, DO; Brandi Lockley, FNP-C,RNFA; Gregory R. Toczyl, MD, FAANS; Richard Clatterbuck, MD, PH.D., FAANS; Adam Meyers, AGACNP, RNFA

Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery

Orthopaedic trauma surgeons specialize in treating fractures and associated traumatic injuries of structures such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Orthopaedic trauma surgeons use surgical and non-surgical treatment options to repair musculoskeletal issues including bone fractures, joint dislocations, and soft tissue injuries.

L to R: Adam Lewis, PA; Joseph Radley, MD; Jonathan Copp, MD; Blen Blackwell, PA

MEET THE TEAM

Trauma Surgery

Trauma Surgeons specialize in performing emergency surgery on people who have had a critical injury or illness. Trauma Surgeons are highly trained to perform procedures such as emergency laparotomy, emergency thoracotomy, tracheostomy, and rib fracture plating for chest wall stabilization. Acute Care surgical intervention to treat conditions such as appendicitis, perforated ulcers, and bowel obstructions are also performed.

L to R: Aimee Sundeen, MD; William Bowles, DO, FACOS; W. Duncan Donald, MD, FACS; Candance Hinton, RNFA, FNP-BC; R. Anthony Stringer, MD; not pictured: Georgia H. Wahl, MD, FACS and Brent Wheeler, MD, FACS 

Neurosurgery

Neurosurgeons specialize in treating traumatic injuries of the brain and spinal cord. Neurosurgeons treat diseases/disorders of the brain, spinal cord and spinal column, and peripheral nerves within all parts of the body. Neurosurgeons are not just brain surgeons, they are medically trained neurosurgical specialists who can also help patients suffering from back and neck pain as well as a host of other illnesses.

L to R: Sebastian Koga, MD, PH.D., FAANS; Frank J. Hux, DO; Brandi Lockley, FNP-C,RNFA; Gregory R. Toczyl, MD, FAANS; Richard Clatterbuck, MD, PH.D., FAANS; Adam Meyers, AGACNP, RNFA

Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery

Orthopaedic trauma surgeons specialize in treating fractures and associated traumatic injuries of structures such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Orthopaedic surgeons use surgical and non-surgical treatment options to repair musculoskeletal issues including bone fractures, joint dislocations, and soft tissue injuries.

L to R: Adam Lewis, PA; Joseph Radley, MD; Jonathan Copp, MD; Blen Blackwell, PA

TRAUMA MIRACLE STORIES

 “We were lifting a palm tree up with a strap attached to the excavator, and I was adjusting the strap and it just snapped on me…” 
– Jaden Santos 

“They wrote a report for the police.
 
I hit the tree head first. I don’t remember it…” 
– Michael Shirley

TRAUMA MIRACLE STORIES

” We were lifting a palm tree up with a strap attached to the excavator, and I was adjusting the strap and it just snapped on me…” 
– Jaden Santos 
“They wrote a report for the police.
 
I hit the tree head first. I don’t remember it…” 
– Michael Shirley

TRAUMA CARE REGION

Forrest General Hospital’s Trauma Services supports 13 counties in Southeast Mississippi. As the region’s only Level II trauma center, we are the lead facility for the Southeast Trauma Care Region, one of seven trauma regions in Mississippi. This means that if a patient is involved in a severe traumatic event in one of these counties, they will either be brought to Forrest General or stabilized at another hospital in the region and transferred to Forrest General Hospital.

TRAUMA CARE REGION

Forrest General Hospital’s Trauma Services supports 13 counties in Southeast Mississippi. As the region’s only Level II trauma center, we are the lead facility for the Southeast Trauma Care Region, one of seven trauma regions in Mississippi. This means that if a patient is involved in a severe traumatic event in one of these counties, they will either be brought to Forrest General or stabilized at another hospital in the region and transferred to Forrest General Hospital.

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