In addition to facility tours, a host of family-friendly holiday activities
are planned for the North Oaks Medical Center Expansion Community Open
House on Thursday, Nov. 29.
Attractions include a train ride and photos with Santa Claus for children,
outdoor snow flurries, cookies and hot chocolate, health screenings and
door prize drawings. All activities are free, and guests are encouraged
to bring a canned good to benefit food pantries in Tangipahoa and Livingston Parishes.
The North Oaks Medical Center Community Open House will showcase how the
hospital is taking health care in a new direction with more privacy, the
latest in surgical services technology and expert staff.
Before the ribbon cutting, from 4:30-5 p.m., the
Livingston Parish Children’s Choir Chorale will perform Christmas carols. The ribbon cutting program will start at
5 p.m. with
Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne as the keynote speaker. The
Louisiana Air National Guard 236th Combat Communications Squadron, based in Hammond, will serve as Color Guard.
Alexis Marceaux, of NBC’s
The Voicefame, will perform the National Anthem and Christmas carols, and also sign autographs.
After the ribbon cutting, guests can take guided tours and meet the hospital’s
The hospital expansion houses 95 additional private rooms and will take
the hospital to 330 total patient beds. It also features fourteen high-tech
operating suites, eleven additional same day surgery beds, a surgical
intensive care unit and a customized orthopaedic and neurosurgery floor
with a rehabilitation gym.
North Oaks Medical Center is located at 15790 Paul Vega, MD, Drive in Hammond.
For more information, call North Oaks Corporate Communications at (985)
230-6647 or (225) 686-4885.