New Hospital Coming To Pearl River County

Picayune's Crosby Memorial Hospital will soon have a new owner. Forrest General Hospital, based in Hattiesburg, has reached a deal to buy Crosby Memorial.

Forrest County Supervisors okayed the agreement Monday.

The hospital will make a $5.5 million investment in the growing Pearl River County area, including building a new hospital. Officials hope to break ground soon on the 95 to 100 bed facility.

The new hospital will be called Highland Community Hospital.