March 19, 2019

LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health is now taking applications for its new Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) degree program. It is the first bachelor of science in public health program at a public university in Louisiana. It is a 2 + 2 program. Students complete 60 hours of prerequisite course hours. Admitted students complete their undergraduate training (an additional 60 course hours) and graduate from LSU Health New Orleans.

March 19, 2019

A new school will open in Jefferson Parish, thanks to an innovative partnership between the Ochsner Health System (Ochsner) and Discovery Health Sciences Academy (Discovery). The Jefferson Parish School Board unanimously approved plans for the Dr. John Ochsner Discovery Health Sciences Academy at the John Martyn campus. Once fully enrolled, this charter school will educate approximately 700 students in grades kindergarten through 8th grade. 

March 19, 2019

The Board of Directors of LAMMICO elected J. Michael Conerly, MD, to serve as president and chief executive officer. Since 2011, Conerly served as board chairman before being elected to this new executive leadership role. He succeeds past president and chief executive officer, Thomas H. Grimstad, MD, who retired Feb. 28, 2019, after completing a successful transition plan with Conerly that began in 2018.  

March 19, 2019

The Parenting Center of St. Tammany Parish Hospital has achieved Silver Status as a Registered Safe Sitter® Teaching Site, offering life and safety training for young teens grades 6-8. The silver distinction is issued to those centers teaching more than 100 students in a single year.

Graduates learn how to prevent injuries and handle emergencies when home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. 

March 19, 2019

LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry faculty and students are offering free screenings to detect oral cancer every Wednesday in April, which is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. LSU Health New Orleans dental and dental hygiene students will perform the screening exams under faculty supervision at the LSU Health New Orleans Dental and Medical Primary Care Clinic, 1111 Florida Avenue.