The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has once again recognized Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center as a HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence making it one of only two hospitals in Louisiana with this designation. This is the highest recognition given by the ACC to hospitals and health systems that meet criteria demonstrating a commitment to providing exceptional cardiovascular care.
Woman’s Hospital has updated its visitation policy to allow two support persons during visiting hours of 7 a.m.-9 p.m. and one support person overnight for patients admitted to the hospital. Patients will now be allowed two support persons at all times during labor and delivery. It must be the same support persons for the duration of the stay.
Other visitation rules that remain in place include:
Only one support person at all times in the Assessment Center.
No visitors for imaging and lab services.
Statement from Steven Gremillion, MD, FMOLHS chief medical officer:
"Upon the CDC recommendations and in consultation with the Louisiana and Mississippi Departments of Health, we have immediately halted use of the J&J vaccine. FMOLHS will continue to use the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for all vaccine activities. Safety continues to be the top priority as we expand vaccine distribution to as many as possible in the fight against COVID-19."
The Louisiana Department of Health is placing a temporary pause on all administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine while federal health agencies investigate whether six reported cases of blood clotting were caused by the vaccine. Providers in the state of Louisiana will continue to use the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, and all Louisianans are encouraged to take advantage of the available vaccines, so the state can continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 and put the pandemic in its rearview.
In recognition of April being designated National Minority Health Month (NMHM), the Smoking Cessation Trust (SCT) is offering free cessation products and services to eligible smokers across all racial/ethnic groups in Louisiana to help them quit their addiction to nicotine.
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