Tulane Health System is purchasing $1.7 million in new operating room equipment as part of its commitment to providing innovative, quality healthcare to the New Orleans community. The new equipment will include installation of four Stryker High-Definition Endoscopy Video Systems, which are used during minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery.
Envelopes revealing the number of new doctors who will train in Louisiana will be opened at the LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine Match Day Ceremony on Friday, March 17 at 11 a.m. at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome St. Charles Room (enter through Gate H).
People with cancer are more likely to use palliative care once they learn about its benefits, according to a study led by a Tulane University researcher and recently published by the American Psychological Association. Palliative care provides relief from the symptoms and stress of serious illnesses and seeks to improve quality of life whether patients have a curable, chronic or life-threatening illness.
The Louisiana Department of Health will host a series of town hall meetings with clinical providers from across the state to solicit input on the selection of Medicaid performance quality measures.
“Measuring quality in health care provides us an opportunity to refresh our processes to ensure patients are receiving the very best care and the best value for the cost,” said Dr. SreyRam Kuy, Medicaid Chief Medical Officer. “It’s important for us to hear from providers across the state so we can understand their challenges and develop a successful strategy for quality improvement.”
A ground breaking ceremony for The Miracle League Northshore Baseball Complex will be held March 14 at 11 a.m. at Coquille Parks and Recreation, 13505 Highway 1085 in Covington. The event is free and open to the public.