February 8, 2019

Woman’s Center for Wellness—a Woman’s Hospital facility that offers exercise, therapy, nutrition, and spa services—has received facility certification from the Medical Fitness Association (MFA). The certification recognizes facilities that feature the professional expertise and programming necessary to safely and effectively provide medical exercise and promote health and wellness. Woman’s Center for Wellness is currently the only MFA-designated facility in Louisiana.

February 8, 2019

Baton Rouge General (BRG) teamed up with Rouses Market and Williamson Eye Center to offer a free health event, including blood pressure, body mass index, and eye pressure screenings.

The event was held at the Rouses Market at Juban Crossing in Denham Springs. Primary care physicians from BRG’s Livingston clinic were on hand, and representatives from Williamson Eye Center performed eye pressure checks. Members of the BRG Fit! team were also on site with nutrition tips and healthy recipes.

February 8, 2019

In an effort to reduce the risk of long-term opioid abuse and side effects after a cesarean section, Woman’s Hospital has implemented a new process called “Enhanced Recovery After Surgery,” or ERAS.

February 8, 2019

The Carpenter Health Network (TCHN), a Louisiana-based post-acute healthcare network, announced that James “Jimmie” Benoit has been named as vice president of governmental affairs. 

In the position, Benoit has primary oversight and management responsibility for protecting and growing the company’s businesses through the influencing of legislation, regulation, and public policy. He has lead responsibilities for the company's government relations and legislative advocacy, and monitoring interactions with local, state, and federal entities.

February 1, 2019

Hydration therapy, a popular wellness treatment for headaches, nausea, hangovers, dehydration, and athletic recovery, is now available at the hydration therapy lounge inside Baton Rouge General’s Express Care location on Highland Road, near LSU’s south gates. The treatments rapidly replenish fluids, electrolytes, and vitamins through an IV.