November 27, 2020

The Office of the Governor released the following statement:

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the aggressive third surge of COVID-19 across all regions of Louisiana has made it necessary to impose tighter mitigation measures and step back to Phase 2 in order to protect public health. 

November 25, 2020

Eating smart is good for your heart — especially in the hectic holiday season.

During Eat Smart Month in November, the American Heart Association will provide 30 days of holiday hacks to inspire simple but important healthy habits. Text DAILYHACK to 51555 to join in.

Eating healthy doesn’t mean sacrificing taste, said Bridget Wojciak, director of nutrition and dietetics at Kroger Health, a national sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Healthy for Good program.

November 25, 2020

North Oaks Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Reunion will look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

North Oaks Medical Center NICU graduates and their families will reunite with the healthcare professionals who cared for them by driving through the hospital campus to enjoy traditional event festivities in a reimagined, socially distanced way between 9 a.m.-11 a.m. on Dec. 5.

November 19, 2020

The bariatric program at Woman’s has again earned the Blue Distinction Specialty Care Center Plus designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield, a recognition it has held since January of 2018. Woman’s is the only Baton Rouge hospital and one of nine in Louisiana to earn this distinction, given only to providers that meet nationally established objective quality measures.

November 19, 2020

Louisiana Healthcare Connections announced that five community-based organizations have been awarded funding through the health plan’s COVID-19 Recovery Grants Program.

The COVID-19 Recovery Grants Program awards grants of up to $5,000 each to assist eligible organizations in implementing innovative solutions to address the social service and healthcare needs of those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations selected for funding awards include:

·Beloved NOLA, in New Orleans, for the Labyrinth Café and Gathering Space