May 23, 2017

Children’s Hospital in New Orleans has received the Get With The Guidelines® Resuscitation Silver Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer cardiac arrests in the hospital.

May 23, 2017

Jabari Greer, former New Orleans Saint and Super Bowl XLIV champion, assisted as Tulane Health System unveiled its Professional Athlete Care Team (PACT) clinic on May 22.

This new $1.1 million space is dedicated to the unique needs of former NFL players and other professional athletes. A partnership between the Tulane University School of Medicine and Tulane Health System, its focus is supporting former athletes’ health and safety, both on and off the field.

May 23, 2017

According to the American Stroke Association, someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds. That translates into nearly 800,000 people each year. In addition, every four minutes, someone dies of stroke.

Getting that message out has been a primary focus this month as May is designated as Stroke Awareness Month. Continued education on warning signs or symptoms is vital to the prevention of one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States.

May 23, 2017

On May 16, Slidell Memorial Hospital and Ochsner Medical Center – North Shore celebrated the grand opening of the Slidell Comprehensive Weight Loss Center at 1850 E. Gause Boulevard, Suite 303 in Slidell.

The center, a joint effort between the two partnering hospitals, delivers a new level of weight loss services previously unavailable in East St. Tammany. The mission of the comprehensive weight loss program is to offer the highest quality of life by providing medical, surgical, and non-surgical weight loss options.

May 23, 2017

West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment, according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.