November 19, 2020

The Louisiana Department of Health has begun incorporating antigen tests into the state’s COVID-19 reporting and dashboard.

There are two different types of COVID tests – diagnostic tests and antibody tests. An antigen test is a type of diagnostic test. A diagnostic test can show if you have an active COVID-19 infection and should take steps to isolate yourself from others, and if your close contacts will need to quarantine themselves to protect the larger community. In some settings an antigen test will need to be confirmed with a more accurate and definitive molecular/PCR test.

November 19, 2020

Ochsner Health, Governor John Bel Edwards, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng, Xavier University of Louisiana President Reynold Verret, and other state and local leaders announced a long-term vision to improve the overall health of the state with a comprehensive strategy to enhance healthcare access, improve health equity, and health outcomes. This 10-year commitment includes an initial investment of $100 million during the next five years.

November 19, 2020

Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) is the only facility in Louisiana that has been awarded Gold Status by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) for its commitment to keeping patient blood pressure rates under control, with the ultimate goal of reducing the number of Americans who have heart attacks and strokes each year.

November 19, 2020

Acadian Companies Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Innovation Asbel Montes has been named to the American Ambulance Association (AAA) Board of Directors. He will serve as director of region IV for two years, beginning in 2022. The region spans Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. 

November 19, 2020

Three of Pointe Coupee General Hospital's Emergency Room Nurses were recognized by their peers and awarded by the Louisiana Emergency Nurses Association. The award recipients are, front row from left to right, Megan Kimble, RN, BSN-Patient Champion Award, Jolyn Parker, RN, BSN-Patient Champion Award, and Darla Franklin, RN- Nursing Mentorship Award.