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Senior Financial Accountant Amy Named Employee of the Month

07/19/2016

Senior Financial Accountant Amy has received the North Oaks Health System Employee of the Month Award for May 2016.

Graduates of North Oaks School of Radiologic Technology include: (seated, from left) Taylor Hendrix, Kacy Romero, Erin Johnston, Jessica Raiford, Christen Miranda, (standing, from left) Don Englade, Laramie Pittman, Patrick Spurgeon and Ty Fajoni.

North Oaks School of Radiologic Technology Honors 47th Graduating Class

07/15/2016

During a June 30 ceremony, graduates of the forty-seventh class of the North Oaks School of Radiologic Technology were urged to be committed to their patients and give each one equal amounts of attention, education, patience and time.

North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital patients were found to make greater improvements faster, according to UDSMR 2015 data. Recent North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital patient Joseph Baham of Independence, Louisiana can attest. He shares, “I was diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome. I thought I would never walk again. Through many prayers and the wonderful therapists I was blessed with, I was on my feet going home in half the time that anyone expected.”

North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital Earns National Honor for Fifth Year

07/15/2016

Achieving better patient outcomes than 90 percent of 830 similar facilities nationwide has earned North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital recognition as a 2016 Top Performer from the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR) for the fifth time and third consecutive year. The hospital also earned the Top Performer Award in 2015, 2014, 2011 and 2009.

James E. Cathey, Jr. Transitioning to New Role with North Oaks Health System and Michele K. Sutton named to Succeed Him as President and CEO

07/12/2016

Today, James E. Cathey, Jr. announced that he would be transitioning to a new role with North Oaks effective December 31, 2016, and the North Oaks Board of Commissioners named Michele Kidd Sutton, FACHE, as the successor.

Telemetry Unit Staff RN Meagan Receives Nurse Excellence Award

06/24/2016

Telemetry Unit Staff RN Meagan has been honored with the North Oaks Health System Nurse Excellence Award.

North Oaks Dietetic Internship graduates and faculty include: (from left) Nutritional Services Director Ann McDaniel-Hall; Education Director Nicole Barnum; graduates Brian Robert Longabardi, Elizabeth Anne Whitman, Julia Elizabeth Palmisano, Spenser Lea Ford, Maureen Rogers Breaux and Danielle Marie DeLeon; and Dietetic Internship Director Leslie Ballard.

North Oaks Graduates 23rd Class of Dietetic Interns

06/17/2016

Dietitians should “never lose sight” of their patients and remember that they have a rare opportunity to change lives, according to the keynote speaker for the 23rd Annual North Oaks Dietetic Internship Commencement Ceremony that was held June 9 at the E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center in Hammond.

[AUDIO] Find Out the Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options for an Enlarged Prostate

06/16/2016

In this special National Men’s Health Month edition of “North Oaks Health Notes” on Tangi 96.5 FM, host Johnny Chauvin and Urologist Brad Lake, MD, with North Oaks Physician Group’s Northshore Urological Associates, talk about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of an enlarged prostate.

Free Men’s Health Seminar Scheduled for June 23 with Urologist Brad Lake, MD

06/07/2016

If bladder leakage or Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is disrupting your life, join North Oaks Physician Group Urologist Brad Lake, MD, from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 23 to talk about treatment options.

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.”