Ann Lafranca, MD, FACOG, has been elected to a one-year term as the Chief of the Medical Staff of Woman’s Hospital, the highest elected leadership position among the medical staff. Dr. Lafranca’s duties include the coordination of clinical improvement activities as well as chairing the Medical Executive Committee. As Chief of Staff, she will also serve on Woman’s Hospital Board of Directors.
Stantec Architecture’s work with Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center earned Healthcare Design magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award in the cancer care category. An assessment of existing cancer care services and in-depth analysis of patient experience opportunities became the basis for the thoughtful and deliberate renovation and expansion design project, helping advance the Cancer Center’s goal of becoming a destination for Gulf South cancer care.
The American Heart Association, in partnership with the American Medical Association, features a local Baton Rouge woman in a national campaign. The video, created by the Ad council, features Alyson McCord, a stroke survivor. Through the video, McCord is allowing her story to be shared across the country to show the importance of knowing your key health numbers.
Representatives from seven elite academic medical centers are visiting Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center this week to learn from OLOL's team as part of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s (ACGME) Pathway Innovators in Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments.
Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge welcomes new providers to expand its services across the region.
Dr. Riza Elaine Cruz’s primary practice location is Ochsner Health Center – Sherwood, at 170 McGehee Drive in Baton Rouge. Dr. Cruz is a Florida native who completed her medical degree at Texas Tech University School of Medicine and her residency through Texas Tech’s Family and Community Medicine program. She also holds an MBA from Florida State University.
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