September 2, 2018

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced $125 million in Quality Improvement grant awards to 1,352 community health centers across all U.S. states, territories, and the District of Columbia. The grants are funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Marillac Community Health Centers, dba Daughters of Charity Health Centers (DCHC), received $274,064 of the $2,894,641 awarded to community health centers in Louisiana, the highest single amount received in the state.

September 2, 2018

St. Tammany Parish Hospital earned A+ Issuer Default Rating (IDR) from Fitch Ratings for current and future debt. Additionally, Fitch assigned STPH a Positive Outlook for the future. This rating is significantly higher than its previous rating of A with Stable Outlook.

According to Fitch, the upgrade reflects STPH’s “strong trend in operating performance, further growth in unrestricted liquidity, and increasing patient volumes.”

September 2, 2018

Daughters of Charity Health Centers now offer after-hours medical appointments at its Carrollton health center, 3201 South Carrollton Avenue. After-hours medical services are available from 7:30 a.m.- 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays. A complete list of Carrollton health center hours is below:

Medical

7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday through Thursday

8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Friday

8 a.m.- 2 p.m., Saturday

Dental

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday

8 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday

September 2, 2018

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, one of the most prestigious medical centers in the world, invited Dr. Larry H. Hollier, chancellor of LSU Health New Orleans, to be part of the 12th annual Larry H. Hollier Visiting Professorship activities which were held at Mayo on Aug. 23-24. The Mayo Clinic established the Larry H. Hollier Visiting Professorship in Vascular Surgery in 2007 to honor Hollier, who founded the Division of Vascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic.

September 2, 2018

A study led by Christopher Marrero, MD, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, reports that despite Medicaid expansion, access to outpatient orthopaedic care in Louisiana remains significantly limited for patients with Medicaid insurance.