Health and Healthcare in Hattiesburg, MSHealthcare comes down to access, affordability and outcomes. Hattiesburg residents have access to 20 acute care hospitals within 60 miles. The ratio of residents to primary care physicians is 268:1 compared to the national average of 598:1. Hattiesburg residents are part of Lamar County, which ranks 2nd for health outcomes and 2nd for health factors in the State of Mississippi. Additionally, residents spend 13.2% more than the national average on health care-related goods and services.
Health Outcomes Ranking2nd in Mississippi out of 82 counties
Health Factors Rank2nd in Mississippi out of 82 counties
Health Behaviors Rank3rd in Mississippi out of 82 counties
Hospitals in Hattiesburg, MS20 hospitals within 60 miles
of Hattiesburg, MS 2,314:1 population to hospital ratio
Doctors in Hattiesburg, MS173 doctors within city limits
of Hattiesburg, MS 268:1 population to primary care ratio
As quality-of-life indicator and major employment sector, the Pinebelt Region’s health-care industry does double duty – and does it very well. Through hospitals, clinics and other facilities, Hattiesburg is the center of a 17-county health-care region that employs more than 8,200 people and generates more than $400 million a year in payroll. Add to that the secondary market of service providers and others who support the industry, and it’s easy to see why health care is a major force in the Pinebelt economy.
If more is better, than things are very good indeed at Hattiesburg Clinic. The clinic has been providing quality heath-care services around Hattiesburg since 1948, and now is housed a six-story, 225,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility.