The nation’s rate of preterm birth—the largest contributor to infant death in the United States -- increased again in 2016, after nearly a decade of decline, earning the nation a “C” grade on the latest March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card.
Ochsner Medical Center, Ochsner Baptist*, Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus**, Ochsner Medical Center Kenner, Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge and Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center have been recognized for Five-star ratings, Specialty Excellence Awards and are among the top five and top ten percent in the nation by the Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation.
Brandon C. Cambre, MD, has been named medical director of North Oaks Medical Center’s Emergency Department (ED) with John R. Krieg, MD, serving as Assistant Medical Director.
Cambre succeeds Mark Haile, MD, in the position. Haile has been serving as interim medical director since the untimely passing of 22-year medical director Jay Smith, MD, on July 21, 2016.
For the third consecutive year, patients’ comments about exceptional care at North Oaks have earned the health system’s diagnostic services and network of primary care and specialty clinics national acclaim.
“I’m very pleased with the staff and my care! I love how quickly you are called with test results. I am thrilled to have such a fantastic place nearby.”
For the second time, LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry will receive a prestigious American Dental Education Association (ADEA) William J. Gies Award. The ADEAGies Foundation will present the 2018 William J. Gies Award for Vision - Academic Dental Institution to Louisiana’s only dental school during the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition next March. The Gies Awards, named for William J. Gies, PhD, honor individuals and organizations that exemplify the highest standards in oral health and dental education, research, and leadership.