April 11, 2024

Ochsner Health is bringing an advancement in the treatment of heart rhythm disorders to the New Orleans and Gulf South region utilizing a new cardiac ablation procedure, the FARAPULSE™ Pulsed Field Ablation System. The innovative procedure was performed at the John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute.

April 11, 2024

The following article, by Julie O’Donoghue, was published in the Louisiana Illuminator at Home • Louisiana Illuminator (lailluminator.com)

LSU has hired Courtney Phillips, a former state health secretary who worked for Gov. John Bel Edwards at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, to be a top administrator overseeing healthcare for the university system.  Her official titles will be vice president of health affairs and chief health officer. 

April 4, 2024

Woman’s Hospital has been reaccredited by the American College of Surgeons through their National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). The three-year accreditation certifies the hospital’s commitment to providing the best possible care to patients with diseases of the breast. 

April 4, 2024

Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic (BROC) and Lafayette-based Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists, LLC (LOS), announced their intentions to become the founding divisions of a newly combined orthopedic group practice - Gulf South Orthopedic Partners.. The partnership is unique in that it allows each division to continue to operate in their respective markets under their existing brands of LOS and BROC, while at the same time coordinating their combined resources and expertise to benefit all patients across a broader region.

April 4, 2024

Woman’s Hospital announced the hiring of Kelly Schwartzenburg Cannon, MD, as director of inpatient perinatal psychiatry and Bianca Glueck as clinical director. They will lead the new perinatal mental health unit at Woman’s Hospital which is scheduled to open September 2024.

Cannon is a board-certified psychiatrist with more than 12 years of experience in the inpatient clinical setting. She specializes in providing psychiatric care for maternity and postpartum patients.