May 21, 2020

Eleven Ochsner Health facilities, including five partner facilities, earned an A Spring 2020 Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a designation that recognizes efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. Ochsner hospitals and partner facilities earning this honor include:

-Ochsner Baptist – A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center

-Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge

-Ochsner Medical Center – Hancock

-Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans

-Ochsner Medical Center – Kenner

May 21, 2020

In these five FAQs, the experts at Pennington Biomedical Research explain why obesity affects COVID-19—and how. Providers of these responses are Steven Heymsfield, MD, FTOS, former executive director of the Center; Eric Ravussin, PhD, Boyd Professor and associate executive director of clinical science; and Peter Katzmarzyk, PhD, FACSM, FTOS, associate executive director for Population and Public Health Sciences

Why are those with obesity more at risk for a severe case of COVID-19?

May 21, 2020

Rebecca Schutte has been named president and CEO of the Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation, the nonprofit fundraising organization affiliated with Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

She previously served as director of donor services at the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, where she managed donor relations, engagement, and grantmaking.

May 21, 2020

The Bone and Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge has expanded, opening its newest orthopedic clinic at 4463 Hwy 1 South Ste. A in Brusly. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Services provided at the new location include evaluation and treatment of all manner of orthopedic conditions, including acute and sudden injuries, overuse injuries, and chronic joint pain.

May 21, 2020

Recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in increased rates of food insecurity among families and individuals across the state, Louisiana Healthcare Connections has awarded $90,000 to Feeding Louisiana to support the statewide food bank network.