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LCMC Health partnership with local government is helping New Orleanians thrive

October 18, 2017

For the past few years, LCMC Health has been among the many proponents of the city’s Economic Opportunity Strategy and has participated in advancing it as, respectively, a funder and an employer. The idea is simple: Equity means creating job opportunities for all New Orleanians, especially those in communities that have historically been underserved. Through training programs and strong partnerships, we can help ensure that people are qualified to fill open jobs, while bringing the well-paying jobs that communities need to New Orleans.

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LCMC Health sends medical supplies and more to aid residents of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria

October 10, 2017

LCMC Health employees are organizing relief efforts to aid the residents of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Maria. The aid follows remarks by Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo A. Rosselló, who expressed a strong desire to make repairing rural hospitals a priority for hurricane recovery, stating that medical aid and other supplies were in very short supply.

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John Heaton, M.D., appointed Chief Medical Officer for LCMC Health

October 9, 2017

Dr. John Heaton has been named Chief Medical Officer for LCMC Health. Dr. Heaton currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Children’s Hospital. In this newly created role, Dr. Heaton will be responsible for driving, supporting, and modeling a healthcare delivery system focused on quality, safety, service excellence, and the consistent delivery of an exceptional patient experience at the system’s member hospitals, Children’s Hospital, Touro, University Medical Center, West Jefferson Medical Center and New Orleans East Hospital.

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LCMC Health honors 38 nurses named as “Great 100” in Louisiana

October 9, 2017

LCMC Health is proud of the 38 nurses across the LCMC Health system recognized as “Great 100” Nurses. These worthy individuals will be honored at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner at an event slated for Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

According to the evaluation criteria, Great 100 Nurses are selected based on their concern for humanity, their contributions to the profession of Nursing and their mentoring of others.

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Statement Regarding Mycobacterial Infection Investigation

September 11, 2017

In mid-August 2017, a small group of patients who underwent cardiac surgery at Children’s Hospital between late May and July, 2017, developed a surgical site infection suspected to be Mycobacterium abscessus. This is the first time Children’s Hospital has experienced surgical site infections caused by mycobacterium, an environmental contaminant that is commonly found in water, soil, and dust. The infection is treatable and all patients are currently undergoing successful treatment in this hospital.

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LCMC Health Nurses Featured in NOLA.com Career Advice Series

July 20, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – Read the profiles of three LCMC Health hospital system nurses profiled in the NOLA.com/Times-Picayune new feature series “Career Advice,” the first focused on the nursing profession.

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LCMC Health Hospitals Recognized for Stroke and Cardiac Care

June 21, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – LCMC Health hospitals, Children’s Hospital, Touro Infirmary, University Medical Center (UMC) New Orleans and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), received numerous recognitions from the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA) for implementation of quality measures in stroke and heart disease patients.

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LCMC Health Hospitals Honored by National Healthcare Advertising Awards

May 3, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – LCMC Health’s hospitals, including Children’s Hospital, Touro, University Medical Center (UMC) New Orleans and West Jefferson Medical Center, received numerous recognitions for exceptional work in advertising by the Healthcare Marketing Report’s 34th Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards.

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Provision Healthcare to Develop $100 Million Advanced Cancer Treatment Center in New Orleans

April 21, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Provision Healthcare CEO Terry Douglass announced the company and its partners will make a $100 million capital investment and build a 30,000-square-foot Louisiana Proton Therapy Center in the New Orleans biomedical corridor. Deploying advanced technology that produces far fewer side effects than conventional radiation treatments for cancer, Provision plans to develop the center on the University Medical Center campus on Canal Street.

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Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery Now Available at Touro Infirmary and UMC New Orleans

April 3, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – LCMC Health is pleased to announce that Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery, an advanced treatment expanding options for women undergoing breast surgery, is now available at two of its hospitals, Touro Infirmary and University Medical Center (UMC) New Orleans.

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LCMC Health Joins Alliance of Health Providers Across State to Improve Healthcare Outcomes for More Louisiana Residents

March 22, 2017

BATON ROUGE – What began as a local, limited-market concept has expanded to become Health Leaders Alliance, a statewide alliance of providers with the common goal of improving quality outcomes and patient satisfaction.

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LCMC Health Recognizes 16 CityBusiness “Health Care Heroes”

March 14, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – LCMC Health is pleased to announce that Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery, an advanced treatment expanding options for women undergoing breast surgery, is now available at two of its hospitals, Touro Infirmary and University Medical Center (UMC) New Orleans.

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LCMC Health Receives Corporate Citizenship Award from City of New Orleans

February 14, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu hosted the Corporate Citizenship Awards on Thursday, January 26, and recognized LCMC Health for its commitment to expanding economic opportunity in the New Orleans business community.

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LCMC Health Announces Purchase of a Minority Interest Fairway Medical Center

February 1, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – LCMC Health announced the purchase of a minority interest Fairway Medical Center, based in Covington, La. LCMC Health purchased a minority interest in the surgical hospital in partnership with several local, specialty surgeons. The joint ownership is effective Immediately.

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Children’s Hospital Breaks Ground on New Facility

January 11, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – Children’s Hospital broke ground today for its campus expansion and property renovation. The $225 million expansion will allow Children’s Hospital to continue and enhance the delivery of specialty pediatric care.

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LCMC Health CEO Gregory C. Feirn Receives National Recognition 

November 22, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – LCMC Health Chief Executive Officer Gregory C. Feirn was recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review, a national healthcare publication, as one of the 135 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know in 2016.

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West Jefferson Medical Center Partners With Children’s Hospital

November 17, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) in partnership with Children’s Hospital is proud to announce the opening of a dedicated, pediatric emergency room within WJMC.

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LCMC Health Hospitals Honored by Louisiana Marketing Organizations

November 16, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – LCMC Health’s hospitals, including Children’s Hospital, Touro, University Medical Center (UMC) New Orleans and West Jefferson Medical Center recently received numerous recognitions for exceptional work in marketing, advertising and public relations.

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Key Considerations for Hospitals Looking to Rebuild or Improve Their Infrastructure 

October 4, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – The amount of data generated on a daily basis in a hospital is staggering. Whether the data comes from clinical applications, billing, scheduling, or is generated from new technologies for advanced imaging, mobile devices or implants, all hospitals are faced with figuring out the best way to move, manage, and protect this data.

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Touro Infirmary Achieves Louisiana’s Highest Breastfeeding Quality Designation 

September 28, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – Touro Infirmary proudly announces earning Louisiana’s primary breastfeeding designation given by The Gift. The Louisiana Department of Health – Office of Public Health – Bureau of Family Health awards The Gift designation statewide to Louisiana birthing facilities who improve hospital practices and policies that are aligned with the evidence-based, internationally recognized Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding of the WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.

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LCMC Expands Access to Care Through Urgent Care Partnership 

September 27, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – LCMC Health, a local not-for-profit academic healthcare system made up of Children’s Hospital, New Orleans East Hospital, Touro, University Medical Center and West Jefferson Medical Center, announced plans to create a network of urgent care centers in the greater New Orleans area beginning in the spring of 2017.

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LCMC Health, UMC New Orleans Reach New Agreement with Edwards Administration 

September 20, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – Today, LCMC Health announced an agreement with Governor John Bel Edwards’ Administration on renegotiated terms of the public-private partnership for University Medical Center New Orleans (UMC), home of the Reverend Avery C. Alexander Academic Research Hospital.

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Children’s Hospital Northshore Center Opens in Covington 

August 18, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – Children’s Hospital is proud to announce the opening of its newest outpatient facility on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain. Children’s Hospital Northshore Center, located in the heart of Covington, offers twelve pediatric specialties and appointments with the same world-class physicians as Children’s Hospital’s main campus.

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UMC New Orleans Celebrates First Anniversary 

August 9, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – August 1 marked one year since the opening of University Medical Center (UMC) New Orleans, home of the Reverend Avery C. Alexander Academic Research Hospital. UMC opened its doors to the public following the successful transfer of 131 patients from its predecessor, Interim LSU Hospital (ILH). UMC celebrated the anniversary with an August 5 event with hospital and medical staff.

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West Jefferson Medical Center Earns ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety in Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score 

May 9, 2016

MARRERO – New Hospital Safety Scores, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S. health care system, were announced by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. West Jefferson received an A,
ranking it among the safest hospitals in the United States.

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Proposed Cut in Funding Would Devastate Hospital

February 19, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – Just six months ago in August 2015, we opened the doors of University Medical Center New Orleans, a state-of-the-art, $1.1 billion academic medical center. As the current and former chairmen of the UMC Board since inception, it was a proud moment when our community came together to celebrate this long awaited milestone.

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A Love Letter to New Orleans from a Grateful Family from Utah

December 23, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – Perhaps today’s headlines dictate what many think about when contemplating life in New Orleans: a dangerous city filled with dangerous criminals.  But this is not what my family sees. And this is our love letter to the city and people of New Orleans.

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Mayor Landrieu to Announce New CEO of New Orleans East Hospital

December 15, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Orleans Parish Hospital Service District “A” (HSD) and LCMC Health will announce the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the New Orleans East Hospital (NOEH).

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New Orleans Accepts White House Healthy Communities Challenge

December 8, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced today that the City of New Orleans accepted the White House’s Healthy Communities Challenge as part of a national effort to promote enrollment in insurance through the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace (the Marketplace).

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LCMC Health Presents National Patient Safety & Quality Colloquium

December 8, 2015

On December 1-2, 2015, LCMC Health presented the system’s first National Patient Safety & Quality Colloquium.  During the two-day conference, held in University Medical Center New Orleans’ Conference Center, over 125 senior leaders and Board members representing Children’s Hospital, West Jefferson Medical Center, University Medical Center, New Orleans East Hospital and Touro attended and gained valuable insights, practical applications and proven methods from leaders in the healthcare industry.

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West Jefferson Medical Center Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® Recognition from The Joint Commission

November 17, 2015

(MARRERO, Louisiana – November 17, 2015) – West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) announced today that it has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

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LCMC Health receives top honors at 2015 Pelican Awards

November 11, 2015

LCMC Health, Children’s Hospital, University Medical Center New Orleans, and Touro were recognized Friday, November 6 at the Louisiana Hospital Association’s (LHA) Annual Pelican Awards.

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Jefferson Parish officials secure state approval to lease West Jefferson Medical Center to private operator

September 29, 2015

After months of tense negotiations, Jefferson Parish officials have secured approval from the state Attorney General’s Office for an almost $600 million deal to lease the parish-owned West Jefferson Medical Center to a private operator.

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Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Center at UMC New Orleans Receives National Accreditation

September 9, 2015

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Center (CPHC) at University Medical Center (UMC) New Orleans has won top-tier accreditation from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), becoming the state’s first Center of Comprehensive Care for the rare and complex condition that affects the arteries in the lungs and heart.

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Children’s Hospital and LSUHSC Announce New Chair, Pediatrics Department Head

September 4, 2015

NEW ORLEANS- Children’s Hospital and LSU Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) are proud to announce the appointment of Raymond G. Watts, MD,

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New procedure gives baby new lease on life

September 4, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – A baby from Houma was the first in the region to get a new jaw using high-tech virtual surgery planning.

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UMC dedication marks change in health care

August 26, 2015

NEW ORLEANS — A few hundred people turned out for the official dedication of the new University Medical Center.

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Look inside the new $1.1 billion University Medical Center, opening Aug. 1

June 18, 2015

The new hospital has no patients yet. But in the last three months, roughly 2,000 people have been through its halls, learning its 2.3 million square feet and prepping for the city’s sick to enter through its automated doors.

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Touro Receives National Patient Experience Awards

June 2, 2015

Avatar Solutions, a leading provider of Patient, CAHPS, Employee, and Physician Surveys, recently announced its 2014 award-winning hospital partners. Avatar Solutions’ awards are meant to honor significant accomplishments in patient satisfaction and innovation in healthcare settings.

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Touro Infirmary Selected A Top Workplace For 2015

May 19, 2015

Touro Infirmary is proud to have been selected by our employees as a Top Workplace for 2015. The winners were announced at an awards breakfast at the Sheraton New Orleans on May 15, 2015 and were included in a special section in the May 17, 2015 issue of The Times-Picayune.

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Jefferson Parish Council approves lease for West Jefferson Medical Center

February 23, 2015

MARRERO, LA —The Jefferson Parish Council approved a long-term lease deal for the West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero.

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Krewe of Thoth brings healing power of Mardi Gras to Children’s Hospital patients

February 15, 2015

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Nurses removed a tube from Madison Byers’ chest Saturday. So, naturally, on Sunday, the 6-year-old was curbside at Krewe of Thoth, raising her hand for Mardi Gras throws.

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N.O.’s first New Year’s Day baby born at Touro

January 2, 2015

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Meet the beautiful Journey Love, the first baby to be born in New Orleans in 2015 at Touro Infirmary.

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NOLA health system donation boosts Medifund goals
October 23, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA — LCMC Health has donated $125,000 to support Greater New Orleans, Inc. and the Medifund, a new statewide initiative to spur destination healthcare and research.

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New Orleans East Hospital designed to provide modern, storm-ready patient care

August 5, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The newly opened New Orleans East Hospital is 205,380 square feet of gleaming floors, natural light and organic hues designed to create a warm, welcoming feel for patients.

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