Touro Infirmary was awarded two quality achievement awards in stroke care by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, including Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Silver Plus Recognition and Target: Stroke Honor Role Elite Plus. The AHA’s Get With The Guidelines initiative is an in-hospital program for improving stroke care by promoting consistent adherence to the latest scientific treatment guidelines.
Every spring, North Oaks Sports Medicine provides free physicals for Tangipahoa and Livingston parishes student-athletes. This year, more than 1,300 area student-athletes from 42 junior high and high schools participated. This represents a combined savings of nearly $100,000 for local residents, like the Jones family of Hammond.
David Lefer, PhD, director of LSU Health New Orleans’ Cardiovascular Center of Excellence, was inaugurated as president-elect of the International Society of Heart Research – North American Section at its 37th Annual Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He will serve a three-year term before assuming the presidency.
For the first time ever in the United States, New Orleans-area residents will be able to document their life story using a new, interactive online platform. Developed in Europe, AllTold allows individuals to organize their life history by asking a series of questions that trigger memories and milestones. Users can then create a custom, interactive scrapbook, complete with chapters, personal photos, video, and audio that can be shared with family and friends.
The Al Copeland Foundation’s Third Annual Chicken Jam will take place on July 6 from 5-10 p.m. at UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Avenue, New Orleans. The fundraiser, whose title sponsor is Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, celebrates Al Copeland Sr.’s legacy while helping to fulfill one of his last wishes – finding a cure for cancer.