LCMC Health announced that Touro and West Jefferson Medical Center have achieved the silver standard Level 2 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) from The American College of Emergency Physicians, with support from The Gary and Mary West Health Institute and John A. Hartford Foundation. The GEDA accreditation recognizes those emergency departments that provide excellent care for older adults.
Children’s Hospital New Orleans announced that Frank Pigula, MD, will serve as chief of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. Pigula’s extensive background includes 12 years as clinical director of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital, the #1 ranked children’s hospital in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Having practiced cardiology for 40 years, Dr. Sid Bhansali (pictured left) is now partnering with Cardiovascular Institute of the South to provide advanced cardiovascular care to patients in Uptown New Orleans at 2633 Napoleon Avenue #500.
He is joined by CIS interventional cardiologists, Drs. Owen Mogabgab and Michael Gaglia, in seeing patients at this location.
Ochsner Medical Center (OMC), inclusive of Ochsner Medical Center- West Bank Campus and Ochsner Baptist*, has been ranked the #1 hospital in Louisiana for the ninth consecutive year and recognized as a Best Hospital for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report. Ochsner was also ranked #1 in the New Orleans metro area.
Louisiana Healthcare Connections announced that six community-based organizations have been awarded funding through the health plan’s COVID-19 Recovery Grants Program.
The COVID-19 Recovery Grants Program awards grants of up to $5,000 each to assist eligible organizations in implementing innovative solutions to address the social service and healthcare needs of those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations selected for funding awards include:
·Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana in Lafayette for its project, “BGCA: Doing Whatever It Takes”
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