May 6, 2021

Stress levels of moms with preschoolers soared during the pandemic, with twice as many of the mothers reporting they lost sleep during the COVID-19 outbreak than before it.

May 6, 2021

The Louisiana Department of Health is reporting additional progress in reducing severe maternal morbidity among birthing persons who experience hemorrhage and severe hypertension in facilities that are part of the Louisiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative (LaPQC). The LaPQC’s final report on reducing maternal morbidity, issued today, shows that severe maternal morbidity among hemorrhage was reduced by nearly 35% and severe maternal morbidity among hypertension was reduced by almost 12%.

May 6, 2021

The Louisiana House Education Committee passed a bill that would require newly constructed public school buildings and those undergoing major renovations to be equipped with water bottle filling stations. House Bill 132, sponsored by Rep. Vincent J. Pierre (D-Lafayette), passed favorably as amended and now heads to the full House for further consideration. 

April 29, 2021

Thirteen Ochsner Health facilities, including five partner facilities, earned an ‘A’ Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national distinction recognizing the health system’s achievements 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

April 29, 2021

Bring Back Louisiana, the statewide grassroots effort to break down barriers to the COVID-19 vaccines, is launching its first vaccination events in the 9 pilot zip codes announced in March.

Leading up to each vaccination event, community partners have been conducting a variety of outreach efforts to make residents aware of the events and answer questions about the vaccines.

As of April 18, community partners already have:

-Knocked on 2,983 doors

-Handed out 5,149 door hangers and flyers

-Made 2,513 phone calls

-Sent 17,440 text messages