Highland Community Hospital Hosts Open House at New Facility in Picayune | Business
After years of planning and construction, the new Highland Community Hospital is complete! Highland and Forrest General Hospital staff, physicians and administrators proudly unveiled the brand new facility at a community Open House on July 8.
Residents from across Pearl River County and the surrounding area gathered at the long-awaited facility in Picayune for an Open House celebration that included an official ribbon cutting and remarks by Highland Community Hospital Administrator Mark Stockstill, Picayune Mayor Ed Pinero and Forrest Health President and CEO Evan Dillard, followed by self-guided tours and refreshments.
The new Highland Community Hospital provides more services than ever before, increasing Picayune area residents’ access to healthcare. The new facility’s 60 inpatient beds are located in private, spacious patient rooms that are much larger than the standard hospital patient room. State-of-the-art equipment and furnishings are located in every area of the three-story building, providing a setting compatible with the latest trends in healthcare. The new hospital features an expanded Emergency Room that is nearly double the size of the original Highland facility’s ER. The new emergency care department’s layout is designed to minimize the patient’s time from door to doctor, including three minor care treatment rooms. Patients and staff will also benefit from additional space for surgery, diagnostic testing such as x-rays and expectant and new moms and their babies. New medical office buildings also offer convenient access to physicians with a variety of specialties.
"I believe this new, state-of-the-art facility is a quantum leap forward in delivery of high quality, safe and efficient care in Pearl River County,” said Highland Administrator Mark Stockstill. “The new Highland will set the tempo for future growth and development of the community."
For more information on Highland Community Hospital and its available services, call Highland OnCall at 1-888-280-1151 or visit highlandch.com.