James Craven, MD, has been named president of Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group, one of Louisiana’s largest medical groups with more than 500 practicing physicians serving Baton Rouge and the surrounding regions.
Dr. Charles Thompson, interventional cardiologist at Cardiovascular Institute of the South, is the first in the Baton Rouge region, and second in the state, to use the R2P™ MISAGO® RX self-expanding stent, the longest stent platform that is specifically designed for above-the-knee peripheral artery disease (PAD) interventions via radial access through the wrist.
Woman’s Hospital has added Laurel King, MD, as a gynecologic oncologist at the Breast & GYN Cancer Pavilion, where she will specialize in diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the female reproductive system. King joins Anthony Evans, MD, PhD, as the only full-time gynecologic oncologists in Baton Rouge.
Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic announced John Wilkinson, MD, joined BROC and is accepting patients at the Zachary Clinic, 6550 Main Street, Suite 2300. Wilkinson provides comprehensive orthopedic care to Zachary and the surrounding communities, and will specialize in hand, wrist, elbow, and microvascular surgery.
Baton Rouge General (BRG) again received an A for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group. Only 16 hospitals in Louisiana and two in East Baton Rouge Parish received an A rating in the fall report. This is the eighth year in a row for Baton Rouge General to receive an A from the Leapfrog Group.
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