Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) in Baton Rouge is hosting a new series of free women’s screenings with personal consults by female cardiologist Dr. Charisse Ward, who specializes in women’s health and preventative cardiology.
A Baton Rouge native specializing in digital drafting and three-dimensional design has created a custom “In Flight” art installation in the Woman’s Hospital main atrium. The display of life-sized birds soaring inside the hospital was made possible by a donation from the family of Rose Marie Fife, a breast cancer survivor and longtime Woman’s volunteer.
A resident in Baton Rouge General’s Internal Medicine Residency program was one of 12 selected to have a case published in the Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society this spring.
Woman’s Hospital has been named a Gold Level provider of Safe Sitter® classes for teaching more than 125 students in 2018.
Safe Sitter® classes at Woman’s are taught by certified course instructors who are also registered nurses. Girls and boys in sixth through eighth grade learn safety skills such as dealing with power failures or weather emergencies; first aid and rescue skills, such as choking and CPR; life and business skills such as discussing fees; and child care skills such as diapering. The course costs $75 and is held during school holidays and throughout the summer.
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.
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