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Protect Health Care in Louisiana: Vote “Yes” for Amendments 1 and 2

10/17/2014

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.

North Oaks Student-Athletes of the Year Winners!

05/16/2014

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.

National Trauma Awareness Month: Concussions

05/12/2014

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.

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.

At left, President/CEO James E. Cathey Jr. presents Same Day Surgery Staff RN Katherine with the North Oaks Extraordinary Story Award. At right is Same Day Surgery Coordinator Carmen, who nominated Katherine for the award. Not pictured: Dennis Booth, MD

Same Day Surgery Staff RN Katherine Receives Extraordinary Story Award

11/13/2013

Same Day Surgery Staff RN Katherine was grocery shopping with her children when a fellow shopper grabbed at her chest and collapsed.

[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.

At left, President/CEO James E. Cathey Jr. presents Same Day Surgery Staff RN Katherine with the North Oaks Extraordinary Story Award. At right is Same Day Surgery Coordinator Carmen, who nominated Katherine for the award. Not pictured: Dennis Booth, MD

Same Day Surgery Staff RN Katherine and Dr. Dennis Booth are Honored with Extraordinary Story Award

10/28/2013

Same Day Surgery Staff RN Katherine was grocery shopping with her children when a fellow shopper grabbed at her chest and collapsed.

From left are Imaging Informatics Liaison Michelle, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Judy and President/CEO James E. Cathey Jr. Michelle nominated Judy to receive the North Oaks Extraordinary Story Award.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Judy Receives Extraordinary Story Award

10/28/2013

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. . . ."

From left are North Oaks President/CEO James E. Cathey Jr.,honoree and Occupational Therapist Amanda, and nominator Angie, RN.

Occupational Therapist Amanda Receives Extraordinary Story Award

08/12/2013

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 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”.