September 18, 2019

Woman’s Hospital is expanding the care it provides to expectant mothers with high-risk pregnancies with the addition of a new maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Pamela Simmons, DO, joins the Woman’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine Clinic, where she will assist in providing advanced diagnosis and fetal interventions.

September 18, 2019

The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Behavioral Health is building upon its spring statewide listening tour with another series of public meetings this fall.

Listening Tour 2.0 is a series of regional meetings for individuals, community representatives, and healthcare providers. This opportunity allows people with an interest in mental health and/or substance abuse a chance to share their ideas and concerns about their experiences with Louisiana’s behavioral health system.

September 18, 2019

Dawn Pennebaker, MD, OB/GYN, with The Woman’s Clinic of Monroe, La., has been awarded the OB/GYN Physician Summit Award from Louisiana Healthcare Connections for demonstrating a commitment to “high quality, accessible care.”

The award is given annually to the OB/GYN provider that achieves the highest scores in key quality measures related to women’s health across the health plan’s provider network.

September 18, 2019

Patrick Barousse, MD, MPH, and Vince Lands, MD, and Certified Family Nurse Practitioner Rae Pitcher, have joined North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center.

Barousse is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle issues. He comes to North Oaks after recently completing a foot and ankle fellowship through the University of California at Davis.

September 18, 2019

The Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force and University Medical Center New Orleans will offer free child car seat inspections statewide from 9 a.m.-noon on Sept. 21 in conjunction with National Seat Check Saturday and Child Passenger Safety Week.