November 15, 2018

A new audit says Louisiana’s health department may have paid as much as $85 million over 20 months for Medicaid enrollees who didn’t qualify for coverage.

Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera’s office released the audit. Auditors found problems with the department’s use of wage data to determine eligibility for people enrolled in Louisiana’s Medicaid expansion program.

November 15, 2018

Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) is the first in Louisiana to use the Indigo® CAT RX Aspiration Catheter in a coronary intervention.  The minimally-invasive procedure was performed by Dr. Satish Gadi, CIS interventional cardiologist, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center.

November 15, 2018

Woman’s Hospital has been named a 2018 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey, a leading provider of patient experience measurement and performance analytics for healthcare organizations, for the fourth consecutive year.

The Guardian of Excellence award recognizes healthcare organizations that have consistently performed in the top five percent among all Press Ganey clients for each reporting period during the course of one year. The 2018 award recognizes Woman’s patient satisfaction scores in both inpatient care and ambulatory surgery.

 

November 15, 2018

Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced that its regional burn center has earned re-verification from the American Burn Association and American College of Surgeons, retaining its designation as Louisiana’s only verified burn center, and the only verified center between Florida and Texas. Verification is a rigorous process that only 68 burn centers across the nation have achieved and demonstrates that BRG provides the highest quality care of burns from time of injury through rehabilitation.

November 15, 2018

Our Lady of the Lake supports Health Records on iPhone, which brings together hospitals, clinics, and the existing Apple Health app to make it easy for patients to see their available medical data from multiple providers whenever they choose.