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NICU Reunion Scheduled Dec. 3 to Help Families Reconnect with Hospital Staff

11/29/2016

Graduates of North Oaks Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and their families are invited to a Reunion scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9-11 a.m. To RSVP, register online at www.northoaks.org/nicu.

Human Resources Generalist Miriam Named Employee of the Month

11/28/2016

Human Resources Generalist Miriam has received the North Oaks Health System Employee of the Month Award for September 2016.

Staff RN Sarah Receives Nurse Excellence Award

11/22/2016

Staff RN Sarah has been honored with the North Oaks Health System Nurse Excellence Award.

North Oaks Sports Medicine Announces 2016 Fall Student-Athletes of the Season

11/18/2016

North Oaks Sports Medicine athletic trainers have joined North Oaks Physician Group orthopaedic surgeons to select Caylon Brabham, Evan Johnson, Grace David and Cheyenne Labruzza as the 2016 Fall “Student-Athletes of the Season” in Tangipahoa and Livingston parishes.

Sterile Services Manager Linn Named Employee of the Month

11/17/2016

Sterile Services Manager Linn has received the North Oaks Health System Employee of the Month Award for August 2016.

North Oaks Smoking Cessation Clinic Offers Free Guidance and Support to Help Eligible Smokers Quit for Good

11/17/2016

If you’re a Louisiana resident who started smoking before September 1, 1988 and would like help quitting, North Oaks has a program for you. And it’s FREE.

Sniffle or Sneeze? No Antibiotics Please: CDC Advises Parents about Colds, Flu and Antibiotics

11/13/2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has news for parents this cold and flu season: antibiotics don’t work for a cold or the flu.

The North Oaks team includes (from left): D.J. Miller, Pamela Cantrelle, Nanette White, Tiffany Gautier, Ashley Miller, Kay Kearney, Allison Roques and Shantel Johnson. Not pictured are Tracy Randazzo, Melanie Zaffuto, Laura Hanzo, Ronda Tierney and Noelle Moschitta.

North Oaks Marketing and Public Relations Initiatives Honored by Louisiana Society for Hospital Public Relations and Marketing

11/11/2016

The communications, public relations and business development efforts of North Oaks Health System were honored at the 2016 Annual Pelican Awards, sponsored by the Louisiana Society for Hospital Public Relations and Marketing (LSHPRM) on Nov. 4 at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center.

Jerry Cope (center with photo) is surrounded by hospice team members (from left) Tyrus Wells, Deborah Kirby, Sr. June Engelbrecht, Patrice Pellettieri, family friend Laura LaCoste, hospice team members Jan Frederick, Trenice Coleman, Gobel Lynn and family friends Gail Glorioso and Roy LaCoste Jr.

Memorial Service Helps Loved Ones Cope With Loss

11/08/2016

When Harriet Cope was diagnosed with a terminal disease, she and her husband Jerry resisted the idea of calling North Oaks Hospice. But, after her condition became more critical, friends and neighbors persuaded the Copes that the hospice team could provide the care and support they needed to carry them through the challenging times ahead.

Orthopaedic Surgeon Brian Ladner, MD, to Give Free Talk on Joint Pain November 17

11/07/2016

Joint pain does not have to control your life.

North Oaks Offers CT Lung Cancer Screenings

11/01/2016

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.

Dong Sik Cho, MD, Joins North Oaks Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic

10/31/2016

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician Dong Sik Cho, MD, has joined North Oaks Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic.

Julie Ann Larson, MD, Joins North Oaks Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic

10/26/2016

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician Julie Ann Larson, MD, has joined North Oaks Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic.

Trauma Surgeon Michael E. Fahr, MD, FACS, Joins North Oaks Shock Trauma Center

10/11/2016

Trauma Surgeon Michael E. Fahr, MD, FACS, has joined the North Oaks Medical Center Shock Trauma team.

Louisiana Department of Health and North Oaks Medical Center officials joined together on Oct. 3 to celebrate the hospital’s achievement of the state’s highest breastfeeding quality designation, The GIFT. Out of 51 birthing facilities in the state, North Oaks Medical Center is the 27th out of 29 hospitals to achieve the designation. This achievement demonstrates the hospital’s commitment to offering quality, patient-centered care and highlights how the North Oaks Women & Children’s Services team goes the extra mile to help give mothers and babies a healthy start, as well as assures that mothers who choose to breastfeed are supported. Participating in the presentation are, from left: Breastfeeding Program Coordinator Betsy Dancisak and The Gift Nurse Consultant for Southeast Louisiana Susie Amick, both with the Louisiana Department of Health—Office of Public Health—Bureau of Family Health. Representing North Oaks Medical Center are Lactation Nurse Tasha Daniel; Director of Women & Children’s Services Kimberly Woods; and Vice President of Patient Services Kirsten Riney.

North Oaks Medical Center Achieves Louisiana’s Highest Breastfeeding Quality Designation

10/03/2016

North Oaks Medical Center puts into place internationally recognized evidence-based practices.

Local Children “Play It Safe” at Second Annual Safety Event

09/26/2016

Hundreds of local children and their families combined education with games, demonstrations and refreshments at “Play It Safe.”

[VIDEO] North Oaks Medical Center Achieves Designation as Level II Trauma Center

09/22/2016

After meeting the strenuous clinical and operational criteria defined by the American College of Surgeon’s Committee on Trauma, and undergoing a comprehensive verification survey by that organization, North Oaks Medical Center achieved verification and state designation as a Level II Trauma Center.

Ambulatory Care Pharmacist/Pharmacist in Charge Ashley Named Employee of the Month

09/16/2016

Ambulatory Care Pharmacist/Pharmacist in Charge Ashley has received the North Oaks Health System Employee of the Month Award for July 2016.

Clinical Practice Facilitator/Charge Nurse Brittani Receives Nurse Excellence Award

09/06/2016

Clinical Practice Facilitator/Charge Nurse Brittani has been honored with the North Oaks Health System Nurse Excellence Award.

National Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

09/01/2016

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.

Employee Services Specialist April Named Employee of the Month

09/01/2016

Employee Services Specialist April has received the North Oaks Health System Employee of the Month Award for June 2016.

Families Invited to “Play It Safe” September 10, 2016

08/28/2016

“Play It Safe” with your family at North Oaks Health System’s free, interactive safety event on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Historic Downtown Hammond’s Cate Square.

[VIDEO] North Oaks Medical Center: Our Community

08/22/2016

It’s driven us from the beginning...a commitment to serve our community. It’s what we were born to do. A shared passion guides us to improve lives...every time...with every touch. And what started in a strawberry field is now nearly 200 acres of exceptional care in Hammond. Close to home. And ready when you need us. North Oaks Medical Center. Improving lives. Every time. Every touch.

North Oaks Health System Responds to Area Flooding

08/17/2016

At North Oaks Health System our mission is to improve lives, every time with every touch … whether it is patient, their family or a North Oaks team member.

Telemetry Unit Staff LPN Mendy Receives Nurse Excellence Award

08/05/2016

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