October 17, 2017

West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) announced that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for Stroke Care. West Jefferson is one of only two hospitals in Louisiana to receive this distinction. In addition, WJMC is ranked among the Top Five Percent in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke, and has been awarded the Stroke Care Excellence Award by Healthgrades two years in a row.

October 17, 2017

Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group is now offering advanced neurological services to its patients on the Northshore with the addition of neurosurgeon Jack Kruse, MD, to the team at Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group Slidell.

Dr. Kruse provides care for head, neck, back, spine, and peripheral nerve injuries and disorders. He treats conditions that include:

-Back and neck pain

-Brain injuries and disorders

October 17, 2017

Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical Center, announced that Dr. Abigail Chaffin, Dr. John “Blair” Hamner, FACS, and Dr. Thomas Francavilla are now taking office hours at the clinics on Judge Tanner Blvd. in Covington, providing a variety of specialized surgical services to the Northshore region.

October 17, 2017

LCMC Health employees organized relief efforts to aid the residents of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Maria. The aid follows remarks by Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo A. Rosselló, who expressed a strong desire to make repairing rural hospitals a priority for hurricane recovery, stating that medical aid and other supplies were in very short supply.

October 17, 2017

On Friday, Nov. 3, North Oaks Shock Trauma Center, in partnership with the North Oaks Foundation and Southeastern Louisiana University’s School of Nursing, will host the region’s first “Prepared for the Unexpected” Trauma Symposium. Several regional and local leaders with expertise in trauma care, from pre-hospital to discharge, will headline the event.