Senior Helpers® plans to grow through the acquisition of local, private in-home care companies in 2017. The Timonium, Maryland-based franchisor was purchased by Altaris Capital Partners, LLC in late 2016, which enables the organization to bring in many more in-home care companies under the Senior Helpers umbrella and expand into new territories including Baton Rouge.
The American Heart Association is donating CPR Training Kits to every high school in East Baton Rouge Parish School District thanks to a gift from the Professional Firefighters Association of Louisiana.
Using hands-on CPR demonstrations, on March 27 at 10 a.m., the Association will help Glen Oaks High School students to fulfill the CPR graduation requirement, The Burke Cobb Act, with the new kits.
Humana recently announced initial results from its national Bold Goal Initiative, a five-year program that aims to improve the health of communities that Humana serves by 20 percent by 2020. Humana launched the Bold Goal last year in both New Orleans and Baton Rouge, and has established Health Advisory Boards in both communities. The program unites clinical, public health and grassroots community organizations to take on local health challenges and social issues that influence people’s health.
What began as a local, limited-market concept has expanded to become Health Leaders Alliance, a statewide alliance of providers with the common goal of improving quality outcomes and patient satisfaction. Formerly introduced as Health Leaders Network – a clinically integrated network of independent and employed providers in the Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Lafayette and Monroe markets – the initiative has grown to comprise more than 2,000 leading community providers across the state.
Involving patients in their care, constantly seeking to further his knowledge and teach others, and communicating and listening to his patients with compassion are among the accolades received by Cardiologist James Parker, MD, FACC, FSCAI-North Oaks Health System's Physician of the Year for 2016.