January 10, 2019

Recognizing the growing need in Louisiana for clinically-trained providers of mental health services, Louisiana Healthcare Connections provided 882 hours of free, evidence-based training to more than 5,600 behavioral health providers across the state in 2018.

January 10, 2019

Baton Rouge General (BRG) has begun construction on its neighborhood hospital in Prairieville. Hospital and Ascension Parish leaders were on hand to break ground for the 42,500-square-foot facility that will include a 10-bed inpatient hospital, a lab, a 14-bed emergency room, primary care and outpatient rehab, as well as physician practices and office space.

January 10, 2019

Nikki Gautreaux, MD, has been elected chief of staff at Lane Regional Medical Center for 2019.

Joining Gautreaux as medical staff officers for 2019 are Charles Thompson, MD, vice chief of staff; Will Freeman, MD, secretary/treasurer; and Adam Whatley, MD, medical staff representative to the board.

January 10, 2019

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) recently announced the Capital Area Human Services (CAHS) has been accredited for three years for the following programs and services--Outpatient Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults); Outpatient Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Children and Adolescents); Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Adults); Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Children and Adolescents); and for Residential Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults).

January 10, 2019

Anna’s Grace Foundation will open the fourth year of its signature quarter marathon season with a kickoff celebration on Jan. 11 at Ochsner Medical Center Baton Rouge from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers will be available to help with individual and team registration. Race discounts and giveaways will be provided to those who attend and register during this time. The celebration will be held hospital classroom at Ochsner Medical Center Baton Rouge (17000 Medical Center Drive), located off I-12, O’Neal Lane.