December 13, 2018

Louisiana Healthcare Connections announced the award of a five-year, $2.9 million grant to study the impact of unmet basic needs on the health outcomes of members with Type 2 diabetes. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards joined Louisiana Healthcare Connections CEO and Plan President Jamie Schlottman and Washington University Associate Professor Amy McQueen, PhD—co-principal investigator—to announce the award in Baton Rouge. Washington University in St.

December 13, 2018

Stan Shelton has been named senior vice president/chief strategy officer of Woman’s Hospital. In his role, Shelton will lead strategy development and execution at Woman’s. His responsibilities also include assessment of the competitive landscape for business opportunities and implementation of the master campus plan.

December 13, 2018

Ochsner Health System has announced a minimum wage increase from $8.10 per hour to $12 per hour, effective Jan. 20, 2019. This initiative will increase overall annual pay to more than 1,200 employees across the health system.

December 13, 2018

Interventional cardiologists at Cardiovascular Institute of the South are performing radial-to-peripheral interventional procedures for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). 

A radial peripheral procedure allows the physician to intervene on a blockage in the leg through access from the radial artery in the left wrist.  This groundbreaking technique dramatically reduces bleeding and other complications while increasing patient comfort post-procedure.  It also allows patients to go home just a couple of hours after the procedure. 

December 13, 2018

Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital is asking the community to help “deck the halls” by providing toys, crafts, games, and supplies during a four-day donation drive from Dec. 12-15. Donations to the Deck the Halls Holiday Donation Drive will benefit children who are in the hospital receiving treatment this holiday season and throughout the year.
Items can be delivered on Wednesday, Dec. 12 through Saturday, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. All toys must be new in original packaging, latex-free and easy to clean.