HATTIESBURG, Miss – Forrest General Hospital recently celebrated the grand opening of The Orthopedic Institute. This new, centralized facility provides outpatient and inpatient orthopedic care in one location. The Orthopedic Institute relocated 30 existing orthopedic beds from Forrest General’s main campus to the new site on the campus of Southern Bone and Joint Specialists, located at 27 Southern Pointe Parkway on Veterans Memorial Drive in Hattiesburg. The new location is part of a complex that includes offices for orthopedic surgeons, MRI Imaging and Southern Surgery Center. The Institute includes more than 74,000 square feet of new construction at a cost in excess of $30 million. In addition to the 30 licensed orthopedic beds, the facility features orthopedic operating rooms, pre-operative and recovery rooms, as well as support services such as physical therapy, laboratory and diagnostic imaging services.