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Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne to Deliver Keynote Address at North Oaks Medical Center Expansion Open House

Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne to Deliver Keynote Address at North Oaks Medical Center Expansion Open House

The Honorable Jay Dardenne, Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, will deliver the keynote address during the ribbon cutting program for North Oaks Medical Center’s expansion on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 5-5:30 p.m. An open house will follow from 5:30-7 p.m.

“I commend the North Oaks Medical Center family for seeing this vital expansion to fruition,” Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne affirms. “The people of Hammond and the surrounding communities are fortunate to have this state-of-the-art facility in their area.”

Dardenne was elected Lieutenant Governor in November 2010 after decades of prior community and legislative service. In 2011, he received the Legislative Award from the Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation in recognition of his “dedication to preserving the cultural heritage and historical resources of Louisiana.”

The North Oaks Medical Center Community Open House will showcase how the hospital is taking health care in a new direction with more privacy, the latest in surgical services technology and expert staff. The ribbon cutting program also will feature the Presentation of Colors by the Louisiana Air National Guard 236th Combat Communications Squadron based in Hammond and the National Anthem performed by Alexis Marceaux, who recently competed on Season 3 of NBC’s The Voice. Following the ribbon cutting, guests can take guided tours and meet hospital team members. Free health screenings, refreshments, door prize drawings and family friendly holiday activities also will be offered.

The hospital expansion houses 95 additional private rooms and will take the hospital to 330 total patient beds. It also features fourteen high-tech operating suites, eleven additional same day surgery beds, a surgical intensive care unit and a customized orthopedic and neurosurgery floor complete with a rehabilitation gym.

North Oaks Medical Center is located at 15790 Paul Vega, MD, Drive in Hammond. For more information, call North Oaks Corporate Communications at (985) 230-6647.