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.
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.
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 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.
Seasonal allergies are a way of life for many in South Louisiana causing symptoms of sneezing, congestion, a runny or itchy nose, and coughing.
North Oaks Surgery Center Staff RN Jessica has been honored with the North Oaks Health System Nurse Excellence Award.
Social Worker Linda has received the North Oaks Health System Employee of the Month Award for March 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.
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.
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.”
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.
If you think the idea of having a colonoscopy is embarrassing or scary, you are not alone.
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 has received the North Oaks Health System Employee of the Month Award for February 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.
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 has been honored with the North Oaks Health System Nurse Excellence Award.
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 has been honored with the North Oaks Health System Nurse Excellence Award.
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.
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 has been honored with the North Oaks Health System Nurse Excellence Award.
Dietetic Intern Julia Palmisano shares ways you can eat healthy without sacrificing flavor on KSLU Radio 90.9 FM's "Point of View" with host Rosa Dunn.
These resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and FEMA offer information and great tips for safe cleaning.
North Oaks Sports Medicine and North Oaks Physician Group’s orthopaedic surgeons have selected Camryn Flanagan of St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School in Hammond, Damien Morgan of Independence High School, Ja’Myra Dickson of Walker High School and Damariae Claiborne of Springfield High School as “Student-Athletes of the Month” for February 2016.