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ACHE Elects Michele Kidd Sutton to Council of Regents

12/11/2014

North Oaks Health System Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer Michele Kidd Sutton, FACHE, of Hammond, La. has been elected to serve on the Council of Regents for the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) effective March 15, 2015. As a Regent, Sutton will represent ACHE’s membership in the Southeast Region of the U.S.

[AUDIO] Cardiologist Jorge Castellanos, MD, Discusses Heart Healthy Holidays

12/09/2014

Did you know that the holiday season is a peak time for heart attacks? Cardiologist Jorge Castellanos, MD discusses ways to lessen your risk on Tangi 96.5 FM’s “Health Notes” with Host Johnny Chauvin.

Labor and Delivery Charge Nurse Holly, RN, Receives Nurse Excellence Award

12/08/2014

Labor and Delivery Charge Nurse Holly, RN, has been honored with the North Oaks Health System Nurse Excellence Award for September.

Dr. Jay Smith Honored as North Oaks Physician of the Year for 2014

12/07/2014

Jay Smith, MD, has received the 2014 North Oaks Health System Physician of the Year Award for exceptional service to others, leadership, performance excellence and his dedication to the community.

Nancy: I Am A Success Story. [NorthOaks.tv Video]

12/02/2014

Nancy lead an active lifestyle until kidney problems brought her busy life to a halt. With the help of Dr. Lake, Nancy was pain free and back at the gym within weeks of her procedure.

Study Led by North Oaks Trauma Program Medical Director First of its Kind Published in National Journal

12/02/2014

A study led by North Oaks Medical Center’s Trauma Medical Director Juan C. Duchesne, MD, FACS, FCCP, FCCM, was recently published in the Journal of American College of Surgeons (JACS).

North Oaks Sports Medicine Recognizes November Student-Athletes

11/26/2014

North Oaks Sports Medicine athletic trainers have joined with North Oaks Physician Group orthopedic surgeons to select Steve Allen, Amy Arceneaux, Jordan Lemon and Baylie Stears as Student-Athletes of the Month for November.

Displaying AACVPR certification certificates for Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Cardiac Rehabilitation at North Oaks Medical Center are (from left) Staff Nurse Robin Hyde Brady; Manager Terri Waits; Staff Nurse Diana Ellzey; Respiratory Therapists Rowena Effler and Tracy Leblanc; and Staff Nurse Darlene Blades.

AACVPR Certifies North Oaks Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

11/24/2014

The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) has renewed certification of the North Oaks Medical Center Pulmonary Rehabilitation program. The North Oaks Pulmonary Rehabilitation program has been certified by AACVPR since 2000.

From left are President/CEO James E. Cathey Jr. with MRI Technologist Sarah Gagliano; Patient Assistant Barbara Soape, Monitor Tech Ashley Rogers, Patient Access Associate Shanice Mitchell, Medical Assistant Shanise Primus, Nuclear Medicine Technologist Glenn Allen, Imaging Records Analyst Aimee Reed, Patient Transport Assistant Kimberly Cannott and Sonographer Lapreshia Clark. Not pictured are Radiology Nurse Tiffany Owens, Radiology Receptionist Mary Crockett and Intermediate Care Unit Nursing Assistant Keyonntae Gibson.

Diagnostic, Patient Access and Nursing Staff Receive "Extraordinary Story" Honors

11/24/2014

When word spread that a North Oaks employee had been robbed and was forced to cancel plans to celebrate the holidays with family, a group of coworkers pulled together to help in her time of need.

Dr. Theepha Thaya Joins North Oaks Pulmonology Clinic

11/19/2014

Pulmonologist Theepha Thaya, MD, has joined North Oaks Pulmonology Clinic. New patient appointments are now being scheduled. To schedule an appointment, call (985) 230-1580.

NICU Reunion Scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6

11/12/2014

Former patients of North Oaks Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and their families are invited to catch up with their caregivers at the NICU Reunion on Saturday, Dec. 6.

North Oaks Sports Medicine Recognizes October Student-Athletes

11/10/2014

North Oaks Sports Medicine athletic trainers have joined with North Oaks Physician Group orthopedic surgeons to select Morrison “Airi” Hamilton, Carly Johnson, Travis Shaw and Milan Love as Student-Athletes of the Month for October.

North Oaks Shock Trauma Program Adds Dr. Marquinn Duke and 24/7 In-house Trauma Surgeon Coverage

11/07/2014

North Oaks Shock Trauma Program welcomes Surgeon Marquinn D. Duke, MD, to the practice and to North Oaks Medical Center. The hospital has recently expanded its services to include around-the-clock coverage for trauma surgery.

Kimberly N. Guillory joins Magnolia Obstetrics & Gynecology

11/05/2014

Kimberly N. Guillory, MD, has joined the North Oaks Physician Group practice of Magnolia Obstetrics & Gynecology. New patient appointments are now being scheduled for adolescent and adult women at the practice’s locations in Hammond and Walker. To schedule an appointment, call (985) 230-7650 in Hammond or (225) 664-3948 in Walker.

Senior Inventory Control Clerk Sean Named Employee of the Month

10/29/2014

Senior Inventory Control Clerk Sean of the Material Services Department has been honored with the North Oaks Health System Employee of the Month Award for September 2014.

OB/GYN Staff Nurse Ashley, RN, Receives Nurse Excellence Award

10/22/2014

OB/GYN Staff Nurse Ashley , RN, has been honored with the North Oaks Health System Nurse Excellence Award for August 2014.

Dr. Katy Morris Joins North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center

10/20/2014

New patient appointments are now being scheduled with Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist Katy Morris, MD, who has joined North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center in Hammond and Livingston. To schedule an appointment, please call (985) 230-BONE [2663] in Hammond or (225) 686-4900 in Livingston.

[AUDIO] OB/GYN Brianne Anderson, MD, Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness

10/17/2014

The power to detect breast cancer is in your hands and Dr. Brianne Anderson explains how on KSLU 90.9 FM's "Point of View" with host Rosa Dunn.

[AUDIO] OB/GYN Marya Porter, MD, Stresses Importance of Mammograms

10/16/2014

Magnolia OB/GYN Marya Porter, MD, discusses the importance of having regular mammograms on Tangi 96.5 FM's "Health Notes."

Working to protect North Oaks patients and the community is a 24/7 commitment for the health system’s Infection Prevention team of professionals. From left are Infection Prevention Director Pam Vaccaro; Dr. Stacy Newman; Infection Prevention Specialist Amanda Hecker; and Infection Prevention Nurse Cindy Pisciotta.

North Oaks Health System Infection Prevention Professionals Work 24/7 to Protect the Community

10/08/2014

Concerns about Ebola and Enterovirus-D68 have the entire nation asking questions about the steps health care institutions take to protect their communities from infectious diseases. Infection Prevention Director Pam Vaccaro, who is a registered nurse and certified by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, spearheads those efforts at North Oaks. It’s a charge she takes seriously, and it’s a priority 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Alpha Omicron Pi at Southeastern Louisiana University Donates Plush Panda Bears to North Oaks Medical Center's Pediatric Unit

10/07/2014

As an annual service project, members of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority at Southeastern Louisiana University have donated panda bear plush animals to North Oaks Medical Center. The bears will be given to children hospitalized on the Pediatric Unit to cheer and comfort them.

North Oaks Sports Medicine Recognizes September Student-Athletes

10/06/2014

The North Oaks Sports Medicine staff and North Oaks Physician Group orthopaedic surgeons have selected Kristen Favalora, Katelynn McKenzie, Andrew Shelton and Cole Stevens as Student-Athletes of the Month for September.

North Oaks Walk-In Clinics Can Help You Beat the Flu with a "Little Stick"

10/02/2014

North Oaks Walk-in Clinics make it convenient for you to beat the flu with a “little stick” with no appointments needed, early morning weekday hours and locations in Hammond, Ponchatoula and Walker.

[AUDIO] Dietetic Intern Rachel Shares Tips To Keep Children Eating Healthy

09/26/2014

In recognition of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Dietetic Intern Rachel shares tips to keep your children eating healthy.

Brianne H. Anderson, MD, Joins Magnolia Obstetrics & Gynecology

09/24/2014

Brianne H. Anderson, MD, has joined the North Oaks Physician Group practice of Magnolia Obstetrics & Gynecology. New patient appointments are now being scheduled for adolescent and adult women at the practice’s locations in Hammond and Walker. To schedule an appointment, call (985) 230-7650 in Hammond or (225) 664-3948 in Walker.