February 23, 2021

Ochsner Baton Rouge has begun construction of Ochsner Health Center – Gonzales, a new clinic at the intersection of La. 30 and South Burnside Avenue (La. 44). Scheduled to open in the summer of 2022, the clinic will offer both primary and specialty care. The total project cost is $24.2 million.

February 23, 2021

LCMC Health announced plans for the first large community site to provide COVID-19 vaccines to residents of the Greater New Orleans area. The site will be housed at LCMC Health’s partner on this project, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The site will be launched with a $4.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Other partners include the State of Louisiana and the City of New Orleans Health Department.

February 23, 2021

The Slidell Memorial Hospital Board of Commissioners has formally welcomed new officers and appointments to its membership.

The new officers for 2021 are Joseph “Joe” DiGiovanni, Jr., CPA, representing Ward 9, chairman of the board; Larry P. Englande, Sr., representing Ward 8, vice chairman; and Kristen R. Stanley-Wallace, JD, representing Ward 8, secretary/treasurer.

February 23, 2021

Residents who miss their second COVID vaccine dose appointments can safely delay the second dose days or weeks if need be.

The CDC has said it expects last week’s severe winter weather to cause widespread delays in vaccine shipments. Louisiana is one such state feeling the impact – both first and second vaccine deliveries to the state have been delayed. Unfortunately, that means vaccine appointments and events scheduled for this week will need to be adjusted based on delivery. 

February 23, 2021

St. Charles Parish Hospital has named Keith Dacus as chief executive officer (CEO). Dacus comes to St. Charles Parish Hospital from Mercy Health in St. Louis, Mo.