February 14, 2019

The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Behavioral Health held meetings on Feb. 14 in Baton Rouge to gather experiences, ideas, and concerns about the behavioral health system.
The first meeting, aimed at providers, was held that morning. A community meeting, co-hosted by the Capital Area Human Services District, was held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Both meetings were held at the Bienville Building in Downtown Baton Rouge.

he meeting is part of a larger series of meetings being held around the state by the Office of Behavioral Health throughout January and February.

February 14, 2019

Dr. Satish Gadi, interventional cardiologist at Cardiovascular Institute of the South, is the first at Baton Rouge General Medical Center (BRG) to perform a left heart cath procedure through the right distal radial artery using the PreludeSYNC Distal band from Merit Medical for hemostasis. The procedure was performed on Feb. 11. 

February 14, 2019

Baton Rouge General (BRG) and Vascular Specialty Center are hosting a free vascular screening on Feb. 19, from 5-7 p.m. at BRG’s Bluebonnet campus. The screening event is designed to identify signs, symptoms, and risk factors of carotid artery disease, which increases the risk of stroke. Screenings will include a carotid artery ultrasound along with blood pressure and body mass index checks.

February 15, 2019

As part of an ongoing commitment to community health equity, Louisiana Healthcare Connections will sponsor the Baton Rouge Free Clinic to bring free dental, vision, and medical services to families and individuals in need. With the theme of “Love Heals,” the event is scheduled for March 15-16 at the Baton Rouge Airport Multiplex Building, located at 4400 Airpark Blvd.

No pre-qualifications are necessary to receive services at the clinic, and all ages are welcome. Services will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Services will include:

February 8, 2019

Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group broke ground on a new 11,500 square foot westside clinic, set to open in the fall of 2019.