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Spring Has Sprung, and So Have Allergies!

03/19/2014

Is it rising temperatures, blooming flowers, and the smell of freshly mowed grass that let you know spring has arrived, or rather your itchy eyes, congestion and runny nose that sends you the message? Along with the beautiful weather, spring brings with it the height of allergy season.

Learn Your Heart Risk at Free Seminars Feb. 13 in Livingston or Feb. 19 in Hammond

01/24/2014

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the US and is affecting more and more young people at an alarming rate.

[VIDEO] J. Larry Fambrough, MD of Plaza Orthopedics

10/28/2013

Dr. Fambrough provides general orthopedic care for all fractures and problems involving the musculoskeletal system including joint replacement surgery. He practices with Dr. McAfee at Plaza Orthopedics. Same day appointments are available in most cases for patients of all ages.

[VIDEO] Robert T. McAfee, MD of Plaza Orthopedics

10/28/2013

Dr. McAfee provides general orthopedic care for simple fractures, hip and knee joints and carpal tunnel syndrome. He practices with Plaza Orthopedics in Hammond and North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center in Livingston. Same day appointments are available in most cases for patients of all ages. Please call (985) 230-7460 in Hammond or (225) 686-4900 in Livingston to schedule an appointment with Dr. McAfee.

North Oaks Medical Center Department of Laboratories Earns Accreditations for Quality

08/21/2013

The Department of Laboratories at North Oaks Medical Center recently earned accreditation renewals following on-site surveys from AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

Sterile Services Supervisor Joyce Named Employee of the Month for May

06/28/2013

Sterile Services Supervisor Joyce has been honored with the North Oaks Health System Employee of the Month Award for May 2013.

Summertime Survival Guide: Emergency Room or Walk-in Clinic?

06/26/2013

Unexpected health emergencies can be stressful and overwhelming. Know when to choose a Walk-In Clinic or the ER

Summertime Survival Guide: Prevent Swimmer's Ear

06/19/2013

Summertime means fun-time and often involves water sports. Swimming, water skiing, water park visits, and just playing in the water can be fun. But water in your ears can cause infection, and that’s not fun.

North Oaks President/CEO James E. Cathey, Jr., right, presents Julie Bruhn with the Continued Excellence Award.

Julie Bruhn, Executive Assistant/Operations, Receives Continued Excellence Award

06/17/2013

Executive Assistant of Operations Julie Bruhn has been honored with the 2012 North Oaks Continued Excellence Award by executive leadership of the health system.

Pam Vaccaro, left, Receives Continued Excellence Award from North Oaks President/CEO James E. Cathey, Jr.

Infection Prevention/Environmental Services Director Pam Vaccaro Receives Continued Excellence Award

06/17/2013

Infection Prevention/Environmental Services Director Pam Vaccaro has been honored with a Continued Excellence Award for 2012 by executive leadership of the health system.

Diabetes Support Group Discusses Medication and Insulin Management

06/14/2013

Medication management is important for many health conditions and is especially crucial for individuals with diabetes. Get the facts at the upcoming North Oaks Diabetes Support Group meeting “Medication and Insulin: What to Expect?” on Wednesday, July 10 at 3 p.m. in the E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center, located within North Oaks Diagnostics Center in Hammond.

City of Hammond and North Oaks to Offer Free Men’s Health Event on June 25

06/12/2013

The City of Hammond and North Oaks will host a Men's Health Month community event beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 in the gym at the Michael J. Kenney Recreation Center, located at 601 Coleman Ave. in Hammond. Free health screenings, refreshments and a physician panel presentation are planned. To register, click here or call North Oaks Corporate Communications at (985) 230-6647.

Rehabilitation Hospital Administrative Nursing Supervisor Todd, RN, Receives Nurse Excellence Award

06/10/2013

Rehabilitation Hospital Administrative Nursing Supervisor Todd, RN, has been honored with the North Oaks Health System Nurse Excellence Award for March 2013.

Summertime Survival Guide: Swim Safety

06/09/2013

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 3,500 drownings occur each year in the U.S. Stay safe and swim smart this summer!

From left are Christi Marceaux and President/CEO James E. Cathey Jr.

Christi Marceaux Honored as North Oaks Leader of the Year

06/08/2013

Christi C. Marceaux, RN, the Assistant Vice President of North Oaks Heart Health Services, has been honored as the health system's Leader of the Year for 2012.

From left are North Oaks Nutritional Services Director Ann McDaniel-Hall, Kirstin Fiorello, Corey Dwayne LeDoux, Theresa Pevey Derenbecker, North Oaks Dietetic Internship Program Director Virginia Pelegrin, Ellen Elizabeth Smith, Emily Loraine Thevis, Claire Toups and North Oaks Education Director Nicole Barnum.

North Oaks Honors 20th Class of Dietetic Interns

06/07/2013

Although the day marked the end of formal instruction for the North Oaks Health System Dietetic Internship Program’s 20th graduating class, it is just the beginning of the students’ learning experience, they were told during a ceremony on Thursday, June 6 at the E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center.

Enjoy Life Despite Spine Conditions

06/05/2013

For a rising number of adults, advanced scoliosis—commonly known as a curvature or rotation of the spine—is limiting their activity and causing pain, difficulty breathing and even embarrassment.

Summertime Survival Guide: Stay Hydrated

06/05/2013

Drinking enough water is important during Louisiana’s hot summers.

Protect Yourself from Cyberbullying

06/05/2013

The use of the Internet, cell phones, video games and other technology to intentionally hurt another person is called “cyberbullying”.

North Oaks Junior Volunteer Program Accepts 38 Teens

06/05/2013

On June 4, North Oaks officials oriented 38 teens selected to participate in the health system's Junior Volunteer summer program.

Summertime Survival Guide: Skin Care

06/04/2013

We need to protect our skin from the sun year-round, but it’s especially important during summer between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Information Technology Analyst Adam Honored as Employee of the Month for March 2013

05/29/2013

Information Technology Analyst Adam has been honored with the North Oaks Health System Employee of the Month Award for March 2013.

OR Assistant James Honored as Employee of the Month for April 2013

05/29/2013

Operating Room Assistant James has been honored with the North Oaks Health System Employee of the Month Award for April 2013.

North Oaks Dietetic Interns (from left, standing) Ellen Smith and Claire Toups with "Point of View" host Rosa Dunn

[AUDIO] North Oaks Dietetic Interns Share Summer Food Safety Tips

05/24/2013

North Oaks Dietetic Interns Ellen Smith and Claire Toups share summer food safety tips on KSLU 90.9 FM's "Point of View" on May 16, 2013.

New Emergency Room Entrance

05/17/2013

At 5 a.m. on Monday, May 20, the North Oaks Emergency Room entrance will be located to the back of North Oaks Medical Center.