The American Heart Association and Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem Inc. and affiliated foundation of Healthy Blue, unveiled a Hands-Only CPR Kiosk at Xavier University. The interactive Hands-Only CPR Kiosk, located in the University Center building, can teach students and faculty in about five minutes in-between classes or during study breaks.
LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine received formal notification from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) that it received full accreditation for the maximum period of eight years. Jointly sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Medical Association (AMA), the LCME is the accrediting body for programs leading to the MD degree in the United States.
Ochsner Hospital for Children was honored with the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) Pediatric Quality Award at the 2018 Quality & Safety in Children’s Health Conference. The only hospital in Louisiana to be recognized by (CHA), Ochsner Hospital for Children was honored in the category of Patient Safety and Reduction of Harm as the top example based on 110 submissions from 60 children’s hospitals across the country.
A group of concerned youth have come together, with support from Healthier Air For All and Louisiana School-Based Health Alliance, to let their legislators know now is the time for change.
The youth will rally outside the Capitol Welcome Center at noon on March 21 and display banners signed by local communities demonstrating support for protecting all citizens from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. The rally is taking place in honor of Kick Butts Day, a national day of youth activism sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
Forty-six percent, or 89 of 193 LSU Health New Orleans graduating medical students participating in the National Resident Match Program this year, chose to remain in Louisiana to complete their medical training, and 75% of those staying in-state will enter an LSU Health residency program. That is down from 49% staying in-state last year and 64.3% in 2012. The LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine residency programs in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, and Bogalusa will accept 215 new residents for 215 residency positions.
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