Baton Rouge General’s Regional Burn Center celebrated the completion of a major expansion and renovation with a ribbon cutting on July 15. The only verified burn center in the region and the first in the state, BRG’s Regional Burn Center treats more than 4,000 patients from all over the Gulf Coast each year. Renovation work continued despite the pandemic in 2020, a year that also marked the Regional Burn Center’s 50th anniversary.
Anna’s Grace Foundation will host its fifth annual Sweet Summer Night Gala on July 31 from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Baton Rouge Marriott. This evening of sweets, savories, and sips will benefit the foundation’s assistance and outreach programs that support local families who experience miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss.
The Catholic Health Association (CHA), a national group comprised of more than 600 hospitals and 1,600 long-term care and other health facilities in all 50 states, awarded Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center its Achievement Citation, the organization’s top annual honor. The OLOL team was awarded this recognition for its implementation of an innovative opt out HIV testing program. The announcement was made during the recent CHA annual meeting.
Ochsner Medical Complex – The Grove (The Grove) welcomes pediatrician Shelley Martin, MD.
Martin adds to the growing list of pediatricians and pediatric specialists joining Ochsner Baton Rouge leading up to the new pediatric super-clinic opening this fall at The Grove.
Local reports indicate a rise in RSV, a respiratory infection that causes cold-like symptoms and which can be serious among young children. However, Ochsner Baton Rouge pediatricians say testing for RSV is usually not necessary.
“Parents are telling me that daycares are seeing a lot of RSV,” said Truc Dinh, Dr., a general pediatrician at Ochsner Health Center - Bluebonnet South. “We typically don’t test for RSV because it doesn’t change how we treat the symptoms. In either case, treatment is the same, so it’s not always necessary to put the child through the test.”