July 16, 2018

With more than 10 years of leadership experience in healthcare, Kanna Page of LaPlace has been promoted to vice president of clinics for North Oaks Health System.

Page will provide leadership for North Oaks Physician Group’s network of more than 30 primary, specialty, and walk-in clinics offering nearly 100 providers.

July 16, 2018

University Medical Center Management Corporation (UMCMC), the governing board of University Medical Center New Orleans, has appointed three new officers. Elaine D. Abell, an attorney in private practice, will serve as chairwoman; Byron R. Harrell, managing partner at Philoptima Consulting, will serve as vice chair; and Kyle M. France, president of the Kehoe-France schools and camps, will serve as  secretary/treasurer.

July 16, 2018

Trauma Surgeon Shahrzad Talebinejad, MD, has joined the North Oaks Medical Center Shock Trauma team.

July 16, 2018

Thibodaux Regional Medical Center was recently named one of three recipients of the 2018 Safety Star Award. The Safety Star Award is presented by the Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA) Trust Funds to healthcare facilities that have successfully implemented processes or developed innovative ideas that improve patient safety.

July 17, 2018

LSU Health New Orleans is one of 12 universities and healthcare entities conducting the first large-scale, multi-institutional study to help determine why African-American men are at higher risk for developing aggressive prostate cancer and dying from it. The $26.5 million RESPOND, or Research on Prostate Cancer in Men of African Ancestry: Defining the Roles of Genetics, Tumor Markers, and Social Stress, study is funded by the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, and the Prostate Cancer Foundation.