March 24, 2017

Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge is one of only 10 hospitals in the United States representing a total of six states, and the only hospital from Texas through the Florida panhandle, to receive both the 2017 Top Hospitals Everest Award® and the 100 Top Hospitals Award® by Truven Health Analytics. The nearest hospital to receive both is in Florida.

March 24, 2017

Heart disease is responsible for one in four deaths Louisiana. The first step in changing that is helping people to understand their individual risk factors. On Saturday, March 25, Baton Rouge General will offer a $25 comprehensive heart screening event that will provide attendees with the numbers they need to create a personal prevention plan.

March 24, 2017

Sixty-three. That is the number of new residents who will be coming to Baton Rouge next year to complete specialty training at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center as part of the next stage of their medical education. The residents were revealed today at the hospital’s Match Day celebration, in which Our Lady of the Lake joined other academic medical centers around the country in learning which residents were matched to different graduate medical education programs nationwide.

March 24, 2017

A decade ago, Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center launched a community health initiative, Fest for Life, which today has grown into a large-scale event that has screened more than 4,800 people for cancer and other diseases. Hundreds are expected for this year’s 10th anniversary of Fest for Life, Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Bon Carre’ Business Center, 7359 Florida Blvd., where free cancer screenings and tests for other diseases, health education and resources, food, entertainment and more will be offered for the entire family.

March 24, 2017

The ALS Association Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter hosted its annual auction and gala, the Joie de Vivre Soiree with honorary chairman Coach Paul Mainieri on March 17 at the L’Auberge Hotel and Casino.

The event raised more than $117,000 for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) research and will provide families affected by ALS with comfort, care and proper equipment. Of those funds, guests raised $31,000 in under 10 minutes during the push for the Make a Difference Campaign.