May 16, 2019

Nurses, clinicians, and professionals were honored for excellence in nursing at Baton Rouge General’s (BRG) 2019 Nurse Excellence Awards Ceremony and Banquet held at L’Auberge Casino Resort. The annual event recognizes nurses and individuals whose contributions and leadership advance the practice of nursing, and support the health and wellness of our communities.

May 16, 2019

Capital Area Human Services (CAHS) is hosting a Pain Management Symposium to discuss advances in non-opioid pain care.  The keynote presentation by David W. Gavel, PhD, from Southern Behavioral Medicine Associates in Hattiesburg, Miss., will describe their multidisciplinary pain rehabilitation program.

The symposium will be held on May 30, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at East Baton Rouge Parish Recreation and Parks Commission's Milton J. Womack Ballroom, 6201 Florida Blvd., in Baton Rouge. The event is free and open to anyone in the community.

May 16, 2019

Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge (OMCBR) was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Ochsner Baton Rouge’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.

May 16, 2019

Scientists at Pennington Biomedical are launching a new program that they hope will improve lifestyle habits and promote healthy weight gain of low-income mothers during pregnancy.

“Pregnancy is a critical nutritional time point that influences the immediate and long-term health of both the mother and child,” said Dr. Leanne Redman, director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Women’s Health at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center, who will lead the research program.

May 16, 2019

Capitol Imaging has announced that its newly renovated office at Bluebonnet Imaging  Center is nearing completion and will open in early June of 2019.  Bluebonnet Imaging Center’s complete office renovation will feature all new imaging equipment and expanded services that will feature a GE 3T MRI, a Hitachi high field, 1.2T Open MRI, a Hitachi 32 Slice CT, GE Digital X-ray and Fluor