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Medicine Unit Staff LPN Rustin Receives Nurse Excellence Award

05/27/2016

Medicine Unit Staff LPN Rustin has been honored with the North Oaks Health System Nurse Excellence Award.

Histotechnology Supervisor Susie Named Employee of the Month

05/26/2016

Histotechnology Supervisor Susie has received the North Oaks Health System Employee of the Month Award for April 2016.

North Oaks Sports Medicine Recognizes 2015-2016 Student-Athletes of the Year

05/26/2016

The North Oaks Sports Medicine team and North Oaks Physician Group orthopaedic surgeons are pleased to announce 2015-16 Student-Athletes of the Year.

North Oaks Medical Center Designated Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care

05/24/2016

In an effort to help prospective parents find hospitals that deliver quality maternity care, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana announced that North Oaks Medical Center has been designated as one of the first hospitals to receive the national Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care designation, a new designation under the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.

North Oaks Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner Alexis Dominguez performs a heart & lung check on Hammond High Magnet School freshman Dre'Shawna Bradley as part of her physical exam. Bradley aspires to join the school’s swim, volleyball and spirit teams.

Student-Athletes Receive Free Physicals

05/24/2016

Nearly 1,300 area student-athletes from 35 Tangipahoa and Livingston Parish Schools scored free physical examinations in April and May during North Oaks Sports Medicine’s Annual Physical Days. This represents a combined savings total of nearly $100,000 for local families.

North Oaks Shock Trauma Program Encourages “Safe Steps for Seniors” in Support of Fall Prevention during National Trauma Awareness Month

05/12/2016

According to the American Trauma Society, 2.5 million older patients visit hospital emergency rooms annually due to falls. In Louisiana alone, an average of 9,600 people are hospitalized, and 150 die each year as a result of a fall-related injury.

North Oaks Student-Athletes of the Month for April Announced

05/10/2016

North Oaks Sports Medicine and North Oaks Physician Group’s orthopaedic surgeons have selected Mallory Vining of Ponchatoula High School, Hayden Dupuy of Oak Forest Academy in Amite, Callie Roddy of French Settlement High School and Tyler Dawsey of Doyle High School in Livingston as “Student-Athletes of the Month” for April 2016.

[AUDIO] Clear Link between Seasonal Allergies and Dry Eyes

05/10/2016

Seasonal allergies are a way of life for many in South Louisiana causing symptoms of sneezing, congestion, a runny or itchy nose, and coughing.

Surgery Center Staff RN Jessica Receives Nurse Excellence Award

05/05/2016

North Oaks Surgery Center Staff RN Jessica has been honored with the North Oaks Health System Nurse Excellence Award.

Social Worker Linda Named Employee of the Month

05/04/2016

Social Worker Linda has received the North Oaks Health System Employee of the Month Award for March 2016.

North Oaks Sports Medicine Student-Athletes of the Month for March Announced

04/22/2016

North Oaks Sports Medicine and North Oaks Physician Group’s orthopaedic surgeons have selected LiNeshon “Lala” Legard and Reed Roberts of Hammond High Magnet School, Jessica Nesom of Doyle High School in Livingston and Britt Harris of Springfield High School as “Student-Athletes of the Month” for March 2016.

[AUDIO] Remedies for Dry Eyes

04/21/2016

In this KSLU 90.9 FM “Point of View” show, host Rosa Dunn and Optometrist Addie Smith of North Oaks Eye Care Clinic in Hammond, La. talk about what causes dry eyes and ways to prevent and treat the condition.

North Oaks President/CEO James E. Cathey Jr. accepts the 2015 Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce Large Business of the Year Award. Presentation participants also include, from left, North Oaks Assistant Vice President of Orders, Ancillary & Ambulatory Informatics Regina Scott; Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce President/CEO April Wehrs; North Oaks Executive Vice President/COO Michele Kidd Sutton; Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce 2015 Board Chairman Wayne Dugas; as well as North Oaks Physician Services Director Stephanie Kropog, Senior Vice President/Network Administrator of North Oaks Physician Group Percival Kane, Board of Commissioners Chairman Blake Daniels; Multipractice Manager Rhonda Caradonella and Market Strategist/Business Development Representative Ashley Miller. PHOTO COURTESY OF LIVINGSTON PARISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

North Oaks Named Large Business of the Year by Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce

04/21/2016

In recognition of outstanding engagement in the areas of economic development, community outreach and leadership, the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce recently honored North Oaks Health System as “2015 Large Business of the Year.”

Pictured accepting the Guardian of Excellence Award from Press Ganey CEO Pat Ryan (second from right) on behalf of North Oaks Diagnostic Services are (from left) North Oaks Health System President/Chief Executive Officer James E. Cathey Jr., Diagnostics Director Casey Alford and Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer Michele Sutton. (Photo courtesy of Press Ganey)

Consistently Positive Patient Experiences Earn North Oaks Physician Group and Diagnostic Services National Acclaim

04/19/2016

North Oaks Physician Group and North Oaks Diagnostic Services have received the prestigious Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for 2015. As recipients of this award, the North Oaks Physician Group and North Oaks Diagnostic Services teams are ranked among the top 5 percent of health care services in the nation in sustaining the highest level of patient satisfaction over a 1-year period.

[AUDIO] Know the Risks and Get Screened to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

04/15/2016

If you think the idea of having a colonoscopy is embarrassing or scary, you are not alone.

Duchesne Published in Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

04/15/2016

North Oaks Medical Center’s Trauma Medical Director Juan C. Duchesne, MD, FACS, FCCP, FCCM, participated in a study published in the February 2016 issue of "The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery." The study’s findings are outlined in the article, “Multicenter Evaluation of Temporary Intravascular Shunt Use in Vascular Trauma.”

Certified Surgical Technologist-First Assist Peggy Named Employee of the Month

04/14/2016

Certified Surgical Technologist-First Assist Peggy has received the North Oaks Health System Employee of the Month Award for February 2016.

Support Group to Explore the Affects of Sleep Deprivation on April 20, 2016

04/14/2016

The nationally recognized North Oaks AWAKE support group will explore how not getting enough sleep can affect mood, performance and health on Wednesday, April 20 from 5-6 p.m. Dr. Lauren Davis, a sleep specialist and medical director of the North Oaks Sleep Disorders Center, will lead the discussion.

North Oaks Offers CT Lung Cancer Screenings

04/01/2016

The odds of beating lung cancer - the No. 1 cause of cancer deaths in Louisiana and nationwide - are better if the cancer is caught early. A new type of screening is helping physicians do just that, and may save lives.

Intermediate Care Unit Staff RN Frank Receives Nurse Excellence Award

03/31/2016

Intermediate Care Unit Staff RN Frank has been honored with the North Oaks Health System Nurse Excellence Award.

North Oaks Dietetic Interns host a free Cajun and Southern cooking demonstration for the public on March 4 at Alack Culinary Equipment and Supply in Hammond. From left are Elizabeth Whitman, Spenser Ford, Julia Palmisano, Danielle Deleon, Maureen Breaux and Brian Longabardi.

North Oaks Dietetic Interns Mark National Nutrition Month

03/24/2016

North Oaks Health System’s Dietetic Interns are observing National Nutrition Month by reminding the community to “savor the flavor of eating right.”

Clinical Practice Facilitator Laura Receives Nurse Excellence Award

03/24/2016

Clinical Practice Facilitator Laura has been honored with the North Oaks Health System Nurse Excellence Award.

Family Nurse Practitioner April Kluka McIntyre of Springfield Joins Staff of North Oaks Primary Care Clinic in Livingston

03/23/2016

Springfield native and resident April Kluka McIntyre, MSN, FNP-C, has joined North Oaks Physician Group as a Family Nurse Practitioner with North Oaks Primary Care Clinic in Livingston.

From left are SLU Director of Athletics Jay Artigues and North Oaks Health System's Executive Vice President/COO Michele Sutton and President/CEO James E. Cathey Jr.

Southeastern Athletics, North Oaks Health System Extend Partnership Through 2020-21

03/23/2016

Southeastern Louisiana University Athletics and North Oaks Health System have agreed to extend their partnership through the 2020-2021 athletic season whereby North Oaks continues to serve as the official health care provider of Southeastern Athletics, SLU Director of Athletics Jay Artigues announced on Wednesday.

Labor & Delivery Charge Nurse Wanda Receives Nurse Excellence Award

03/18/2016

Labor & Delivery Charge Nurse Wanda has been honored with the North Oaks Health System Nurse Excellence Award.