March 12, 2019

While Kick Butts Day is targeted to youth and young adult smokers, everyone in the community, including parents, grandparents, and elected officials, should stand with young people as they take a stand against Big Tobacco.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each day in the United States, more than 3,000 youth aged 18 years or younger smoke their first cigarette, and an additional 700 youth and young adults become daily cigarette smokers.

March 5, 2019

Louisiana was recognized by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for implementing best practices aimed at eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse in state Medicaid programs. Louisiana is one of only eight states to receive this honor.

Dr. Rebekah Gee, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health, which administers the state’s Medicaid program, said this achievement highlights the outstanding diligence of the Medicaid program team to design systems to prevent and detect fraudulent activity.

March 5, 2019

LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry and the New Orleans Dental Association (NODA) partnered to “give kids a smile” on Feb. 22. Students at Esperanza Charter School took part in the Give Kids a Smile Day event, held at the LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry.

March 5, 2019

Jefferson Parish Medical Society celebrates its 60th year with an officer installation dinner, cohosted with Orleans Parish Medical Society at Metairie Country Club.

Officers pictured here include, standing left to right, Drs. Jonathan Boraski, John Wales, Gabriel Rivera-Rodriguez, Mark Rice, and Robert Chugden; and seated, left to right, Drs. Lindsay York Fantaci, and Harold Miller.

March 5, 2019

Slidell Memorial Hospital and Ochsner Medical Center – North Shore were awarded an “A” from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade, announced SMH and Ochsner – North Shore Chief Executive Officer Kerry Tirman. This designation recognizes efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.