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Dr. Katy Morris Joins North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center

10/20/2014

New patient appointments are now being scheduled with Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist Katy Morris, MD, who has joined North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center in Hammond and Livingston. To schedule an appointment, please call (985) 230-BONE [2663] in Hammond or (225) 686-4900 in Livingston.

[AUDIO] OB/GYN Marya Porter, MD, Stresses Importance of Mammograms

10/16/2014

Magnolia OB/GYN Marya Porter, MD, discusses the importance of having regular mammograms on Tangi 96.5 FM's "Health Notes."

Working to protect North Oaks patients and the community is a 24/7 commitment for the health system’s Infection Prevention team of professionals. From left are Infection Prevention Director Pam Vaccaro; Dr. Stacy Newman; Infection Prevention Specialist Amanda Hecker; and Infection Prevention Nurse Cindy Pisciotta.

North Oaks Health System Infection Prevention Professionals Work 24/7 to Protect the Community

10/08/2014

Concerns about Ebola and Enterovirus-D68 have the entire nation asking questions about the steps health care institutions take to protect their communities from infectious diseases. Infection Prevention Director Pam Vaccaro, who is a registered nurse and certified by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, spearheads those efforts at North Oaks. It’s a charge she takes seriously, and it’s a priority 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Alpha Omicron Pi at Southeastern Louisiana University Donates Plush Panda Bears to North Oaks Medical Center's Pediatric Unit

10/07/2014

As an annual service project, members of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority at Southeastern Louisiana University have donated panda bear plush animals to North Oaks Medical Center. The bears will be given to children hospitalized on the Pediatric Unit to cheer and comfort them.

North Oaks Sports Medicine Recognizes September Student-Athletes

10/06/2014

The North Oaks Sports Medicine staff and North Oaks Physician Group orthopaedic surgeons have selected Kristen Favalora, Katelynn McKenzie, Andrew Shelton and Cole Stevens as Student-Athletes of the Month for September.

North Oaks Walk-In Clinics Can Help You Beat the Flu with a "Little Stick"

10/02/2014

North Oaks Walk-in Clinics make it convenient for you to beat the flu with a “little stick” with no appointments needed, early morning weekday hours and locations in Hammond, Ponchatoula and Walker.

[AUDIO] Dietetic Intern Rachel Shares Tips To Keep Children Eating Healthy

09/26/2014

In recognition of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Dietetic Intern Rachel shares tips to keep your children eating healthy.

Brianne H. Anderson, MD, Joins Magnolia Obstetrics & Gynecology

09/24/2014

Brianne H. Anderson, MD, has joined the North Oaks Physician Group practice of Magnolia Obstetrics & Gynecology. New patient appointments are now being scheduled for adolescent and adult women at the practice’s locations in Hammond and Walker. To schedule an appointment, call (985) 230-7650 in Hammond or (225) 664-3948 in Walker.

Enterovirus D68: What You Should Know

09/19/2014

When illnesses make headlines, it is important to focus on the areas we can control to prevent getting sick and respond appropriately should you or a loved one become seriously ill.

Gayle Beyl, MD, Joins North Oaks Primary Care-Livingston

09/19/2014

Family Medicine Physician Gayle Beyl, MD, has joined North Oaks Primary Care Clinic in Livingston. New patient appointments are now being scheduled with Dr. Beyl for: children, ages 2-9; adolescents, ages 10-18; and adults.

National Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

09/18/2014

September is National Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. This is the perfect time for women to schedule their well-woman exams and determine if they—or someone they love—are due for an important preventive health screening.

Telemetry West Unit Staff Nurse Nicki, RN, Receives Nurse Excellence Award

09/16/2014

Telemetry West Unit Staff Nurse Nicki, RN, has been honored with the North Oaks Health System Nurse Excellence Award for May 2014.

Nurse Practitioner Michelle Civello

North Oaks Physician Group Opens Primary Care Clinic in Denham Springs

09/10/2014

North Oaks Physician Group has opened a Primary Care Clinic in Denham Springs. The clinic specializes in comprehensive health care for children, ages 2+, and adults.

[AUDIO] Healthy Eating Tips For Children

09/09/2014

In recognition of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Dietetic Intern Rachel shares tips to keep your children eating healthy on Tangi 96.5 FM's "Health Notes" with Johnny Chauvin.

North Oaks Walk-In Clinics Opening Earlier to Better Serve Patients

09/08/2014

North Oaks Walk-In Clinics in Hammond, Ponchatoula and Walker are now open earlier during the week to better serve patient needs.

High School Athletics Safety Targeted at Sports Medicine Seminar for Coaches

09/02/2014

Seventy-six area coaches and athletic directors went “back to school” on Aug. 9 to tackle prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries at the 4th annual North Oaks Sports Medicine Coaches’ Seminar. Those who attended the ½ day session, held in the E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center, earned four Certified Education Units (CEUs).

Ambulatory Applications Manager Jessie

Ambulatory Applications Manager Jessie of Information Technology Named Employee of the Month

08/26/2014

Ambulatory Applications Manager Jessie of the Information Technology Department has been honored with the North Oaks Health System Employee of the Month Award for July 2014.

Dr. JP Miller, right, talks with "Point of View" host Rosa Dunn.

[AUDIO] Dr. J.P. Miller Discusses New Screening For Lung Cancer

08/25/2014

Radiologist JP Miller, MD, talks about new screening for lung cancer.

From left are honoree and IT Analyst Colby; nominator and Patient Safety Director Sherry; honoree and IT Analyst Matt and President/CEO James E. Cathey Jr.

Information Technology Analysts Colby and Matt Receive Extraordinary Story Honor

08/22/2014

No matter where North Oaks employees find themselves, their calling to help others is strong.

Jorge A. Castellanos, MD, Joins North Oaks Cardiology

08/21/2014

Interventional Cardiologist Jorge A. Castellanos, MD, has joined North Oaks Cardiology in Hammond. New patient appointments are now being scheduled for adults. To make an appointment, please call (985) 230-7350 in Hammond.

North Oaks Health System Offers Patients Online Access To Medical Records

08/18/2014

North Oaks Health System’s patients can now access their health records on any computer or smart phone by using myCHART—a secure, online medical record patient portal.

Diagnostic Radiologist Brett Travis, MD

Brett R. Travis, MD, Joins North Oaks Imaging Associates

08/18/2014

Diagnostic Radiologist Brett R. Travis, MD, has joined North Oaks Imaging Associates in Hammond effective Aug. 1.

North Oaks Offers New CT Lung Cancer Screenings

08/05/2014

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.

Jumpstart Your Exercise Routine: Choose From A Variety of Options

08/04/2014

Ads for trendy workout equipment or pricey personal trainers may tempt you with promises of a trim and shapely physique, but you can be fit without investing considerable time and money, according to Jeff Schmitt, North Oaks Sports Medicine supervisor and head athletic trainer.

Executive Assistant Pamela

Executive Assistant Pamela of Administration Named Employee of the Month

07/25/2014

Executive Assistant Pamela of Administration has been honored with the North Oaks Health System Employee of the Month Award for June 2014.