July 22, 2021

Danielle Mack, vice president and chief development officer, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, has been named to the board of directors of The National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers (NACCDO).

July 22, 2021

Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Health congratulate the first two lucky Louisianans to be rewarded through the Shot at A Million program for going Sleeves Up against COVID-19.

Clement Dasalla and Skyla Degrasse were selected in the drawing conducted by the Louisiana Lottery Corporation and overseen by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor on July 14.

Dasalla, an 80-year-old New Orleans resident, won the first of four $100,000 Shot at A Million cash prizes.

Degrasse, a 17-year-old from Hammond, won the first of nine $100,000 scholarships.

July 22, 2021

After serving as CEO of Woman’s Hospital, Barbara Griffith, MD, has been invited to return to Duke Health in the fall as president of Duke Raleigh Hospital in Raleigh, N.C. Duke Raleigh is located in Wake County. Griffith has been at the helm of Woman’s Hospital through one of the most unique times in healthcare history, navigating both the pandemic and the challenging times that have followed. 

July 22, 2021

Baton Rouge General is hosting a clothing drive to benefit the United Cajun Navy as the group prepares for a potentially active hurricane season. Community members can drop off gently used clothing and shoes from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. TODAY, July 23 at their Bluebonnet site. The clothing items will be distributed as needed during post-hurricane recoveries.

July 15, 2021

When Dessie Kline enrolled in the GRACE Program at Woman’s Hospital, she had no idea how much it would change her life. She gave birth to her son Justyce on April 12, and because of GRACE, she is sober and experiencing being a new mom in a way she never thought possible.

“I’ve never cried so many tears of joy,” she explained. “Just seeing him smile, giggle and laugh is amazing. Because of GRACE, I can live my life not addicted to drugs and I can truly enjoy my family and be the best mother I can be.”