Our Lady of the Lake leadership joined Gov. John Bel Edwards, state officials, and community leaders in marking the official opening of the new Our Lady of the Lake North Emergency Room. On Nov. 15, the state-of-the-art facility on Airline Highway began accepting patients, closing a gap in the area’s emergency healthcare services and bringing lifesaving care closer to residents in north Baton Rouge.
Physicians with Baton Rouge General Physicians (BRGP) were again named top performers in the state by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana (BCBSLA). The organization also recently recognized physicians and clinics for excellence in patient satisfaction and overall care.
BCBSLA recognized 43 doctors in the Baton Rouge area as Quality Blue Top Performers based on their treatment of patients with high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease, and heart disease. Forty percent of the 43 Louisiana physicians who were named top performers were Baton Rouge General Physicians.
Announced on Monday, Nov. 13 in Anaheim, California at The American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions were new guidelines for detection, prevention, management, and treatment of high blood pressure.
Paul K. Whelton, MB, MD, MSc, of Global Public Health at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, pictured here, served as the lead author of the guidelines.
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center has announced the creation of the Willie F. Hawkins Community Center at the LSU Health Baton Rouge North Clinic on Airline Hwy. The community center was formally unveiled on Nov. 9 at a ceremony attended by Our Lady of the Lake leadership, state and city officials, and community partners.
The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine (LSU SVM) partnered with Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center with the purpose of raising awareness about human and animal cancer.
The weeklong awareness campaign began on Nov. 13, and concludes with the inaugural Geaux Pink Tigers event, to be held from 2-5 p.m. today on the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine front lawn on Skip Bertman Drive in Baton Rouge.
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