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.
North Oaks Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.
More than 230 guests visited with Santa Claus, Neonatologist Ivan Villalta, MD, and North Oaks Women & Children’s staff members at the annual Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Reunion held Saturday, Dec. 6.
On Election Day, November 4 (and during early voting Oct. 21-28), I ask that you vote “yes” to two constitutional amendments that will improve the ability of North Oaks and other Louisiana hospitals and providers to sustain quality health care in our communities.
The votes are in! North Oaks Sports Medicine is honored to announce the following student-athletes as the 2013-2014 North Oaks Student-Athletes of the Year.
May is National Trauma Awareness Month. This year, North Oaks encourages you to play safe the prevent sports injuries. One sports injury that ALWAYS requires medical attention is concussion.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the US and is affecting more and more young people at an alarming rate.
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.
Same Day Surgery Staff RN Katherine was grocery shopping with her children when a fellow shopper grabbed at her chest and collapsed.
The following story was submitted by Imaging Informatics Liaison Michelle of North Oaks Medical Center:
“I recently observed CRNA Judy selflessly helping a gentleman confined to a scooter in our cafeteria. . . ."
North Oaks Health System President/CEO James E. Cathey Jr. has selected Occupational Therapist Amanda to receive the Extraordinary Story Award for a recent act of compassion.
Sterile Services Supervisor Joyce has been honored with the North Oaks Health System Employee of the Month Award for May 2013.
Unexpected health emergencies can be stressful
and overwhelming. Know when to choose a Walk-In Clinic or the ER
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.
Executive Assistant of Operations Julie Bruhn has been honored with the 2012 North Oaks Continued Excellence Award by executive leadership of the health system.
Infection Prevention/Environmental Services Director Pam Vaccaro has been honored with a Continued Excellence Award for 2012 by executive leadership of the health system.
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.
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, has been honored with the North Oaks Health System Nurse Excellence Award for March 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!
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.
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.
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.
Drinking enough water is important during Louisiana’s hot summers.