Our Lady of the Lake Northshore held a blessing and ribbon cutting for its new Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic in Slidell. Otolaryngologists, Louis Hebert, MD, and Brian McManus, MD, work alongside audiologist, Alicia Moore, to assess, diagnose, and treat a complex and comprehensive scope of ear, nose, and throat conditions. The clinic, located at 2050 Gause Boulevard, Suite 200, is open and accepting new patients.
Louisiana has officially surpassed 18,000 COVID-19 deaths since the state recorded its first COVID-19 death on March 14, 2020. The Louisiana Department of Health reported 18,009 people have died in its COVID-19 data update.
COVID-19, which has claimed more than one million American lives since the start of the pandemic, was the leading cause of death in the United States in 2020 and 2021, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In Louisiana, COVID-19 has been the third-leading cause of death since 2020, behind only heart disease and cancer.
The Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System is accepting donations and recruiting volunteers for this year's annual Stand Down for homeless veterans, which will be held on Oct. 22 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the veterans medical center in New Orleans on 2400 Canal Street.
Terrebonne General Health System announced Hector A. Linares, MD, physical medicine and rehabilitation, as the recipient of the Golden Stethoscope Award.
St. Tammany Health System has announced the appointment of Kelly Rabalais, FACHE, as assistant vice president of communication.
Rabalais is a member of the College of Healthcare Executives and was previously the chief administrative officer for former St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister. Rabalais will continue serving as the health system’s assistant vice president of strategy, a role she has filled since joining the health system in January 2020.
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