November 18, 2020

DePaul Community Health Centers (DCHC), formerly Daughters of Charity Health Centers, and Total Community Action, hosted its Family Fall Feast drive-by food giveaway on Nov. 14 at DCHC’s Higgins Health Center in New Orleans.

Approximately 200 boxes of food were distributed.

November 18, 2020

The Louisiana Department of Health has begun incorporating antigen tests into the state’s COVID-19 reporting and dashboard.

There are two different types of COVID tests – diagnostic tests and antibody tests. An antigen test is a type of diagnostic test. A diagnostic test can show if you have an active COVID-19 infection and should take steps to isolate yourself from others, and if your close contacts will need to quarantine themselves to protect the larger community. In some settings an antigen test will need to be confirmed with a more accurate and definitive molecular/PCR test.

November 10, 2020

St. Tammany Health System has been designated a Care Continuum Center of Excellence by the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer. 

“We are proud and honored to be working with St. Tammany Health System as a Care Continuum Center of Excellence. Their commitment will help save lives and improve long-term survivorship by giving patients access to high-quality, multidisciplinary care closer to home. They are the example to follow,” said GO2 Foundation President and Co-Founder Laurie Fenton Ambrose. 

November 10, 2020

The Ochsner Cancer Institute has announced key findings from a retrospective study comparing COVID-19 mortality rates in positive patients with and without cancer in Louisiana. It was published last week in the prestigious oncology journal, Cancer. The study evaluated 312 Ochsner Health cancer patients who tested positive for COVID-19 between March 1 and April 30, 2020 and compared that group’s mortality rates with 4,833 Ochsner Health COVID-19-positive patients without cancer during that same time period.

November 10, 2020

Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical Center, announced the appointment of Charles Givens as the new director of physician services at Lakeview Regional Physician Group. Givens has served as the interim market manager for Lakeview Regional since January of 2020.