May 22, 2018

After more than 20 years with LAMMICO, Thomas H. Grimstad, MD, has announced his retirement as LAMMICO president and CEO, effective March 1, 2019.

The board of directors has elected LAMMICO’s current board chairman, J. Michael Conerly, MD, to succeed Dr. Grimstad as president and CEO.

May 22, 2018

Louis DiVincenti has very little memory of his first few weeks as a patient at University Medical Center (UMC), admitted to the center after being electrocuted by power lines at work. The accident caused burns on 40 percent of his body. Unlike such incidents for nearly the past three decades, DiVincenti was able to receive life-saving treatment in New Orleans at the newly-opened UMC Burn Center.

May 22, 2018

Continuing to seek ways to enhance healthcare in the Greater New Orleans region and improve outcomes for patients, LCMC Health introduced its new clinically integrated network (CIN)--LCMC Healthcare Partners, LLC.

May 22, 2018

Thirty-five licensed mental health professionals (LMHPs) across the state have been awarded an invitation to participate in the 2018-2019 Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Learning Collaborative. CPP is a trauma-informed, evidence-based, and relationship-based therapeutic treatment for children ages birth-6 who have early trauma history and/or are experiencing emotional, behavioral, attachment, and/or mental health problems.

May 22, 2018

Obesity affects more than 30 percent of Louisiana’s adult population, with obesity rates for African Americans in the state reaching nearly 40 percent.  For many people struggling with obesity, weight loss surgery provides an opportunity to lose weight when other methods may have failed.

In July, that option will be available to more people in the area, including Medicaid recipients, with the launch of the UMC Center for Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery.