Category Archives: Health & Medical

CMN Telethon Surpasses Fundraising Goal

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The Annual Children’s Miracle Network Telecast is, once again, a resounding success.
For a night and a day, volunteers and residents lined up to pledge money for the CMN at Cabrini Women’s and Children’s Hospital. They met miracle families and their children and celebrated the willingness of area residents to get involved.

The final total was more [...]

Setup Begins for CMN Telethon at Cabrini

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Volunteers and staff from Cabrini Women’s and Children’s Hospital are busy today, with less than a day to go for their biggest weekend of the year. It’s time for the Annual Children’s Miracle Network Telecast that begins tomorrow night in the hospital atrium.
These dedicated volunteers will run the phone banks, greet visitors and encourage area [...]

Rapides Regional Events June 2014

[ June 3, 2014 to June 26, 2014. ] June 3: Healing Hearts, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Trellis Room in Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital. The group helps parents who have lost babies. For more information, call 769-7569.

June 4: Diabetes Group Class, 9 a.m.-Noon, Medical Terrace Auditorium at Rapides Regional Medical Center. Rapides Regional Medical Center offers a free program designed for adults with newly [...]

Rapides Regional Medical Center offers free child passenger safety checks

[ May 28, 2014; 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] ALEXANDRIA, La., May 20, 2014 – When it comes to your child, safety is always a priority.
So it may shock some parents to realize that even though they make sure their child uses a car seat, they are probably using it incorrectly.
“The majority of the children we see during these checks are not using the [...]

Huey Long Pineville Now Open

The Huey Long Pineville campus is now fully operational.  It’s located between the old Huey Long Hospital and the old CLECO building on Hospital Boulevard.
It’s operated by Rapides Regional Medical Center.  It includes clinics for urgent care, medicine specialties and pharmacy.  It’s open 7 days a week from 8 am until 10 pm.
It is a [...]

Forum Held to Discuss LA Healthcare Rankings

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides a report card for Louisiana parishes.  A forum was held today to discuss the rankings, what they mean and how healthcare can be improved.
The foundation is the nation’s largest health care philanthropy and is based in Princeton, New Jersey.  It gauges health care based on a variety of issues.

The [...]

Go Red For Women Luncheon Features Toni Wild!

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[ June 13, 2014; 10:30 am; ]

The Central Louisiana American Heart Association hosts its annual Go Red for Women Luncheon on June 13, 2014, at Alexandria Riverfront Center, beginning at 10:30 am. Chairperson of the event is Suzie Wagner of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital and co-chair is Cindy Sayes of Sayes office Supply. Rapides Regional Medical Center joins us once again as [...]

Cabrini Opens Pediatric Specialty Clinic

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Families in Central Louisiana who had formerly received healthcare at Huey P. Long Medical Center can now bring their children to the Pediatric Specialty Clinic at the Incarnate Word Community Clinic.
The new clinic, staffed by Erin LaCaze, APRN, FNP, opens April 24 at the 3351 Masonic Drive location. LaCaze has advanced training in caring for [...]

Breakfast Kicks Off Annual CMN Fundraiser

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The annual Children’s Miracle Network will be broadcasted here on KLAX-TV in June.
To help in building the excitement, a breakfast is held this morning to announce the plans.  This breakfast is the official kick-off for the CMN fundraiser.  Every dollar raised by CMN stays right here for the children of Central Louisiana.
The local CMN hospital [...]

Rapides Regional Aquires Germ-Zapping Robot

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Experts are warning the public about the danger of contracting infections in hospitals.
To keep their hygiene practices state of the art, Rapides Regional Medical Center has acquired a germ-zapping robot.  It works a lot like a mosquito zapper.  It’s used in a patient’s room to remove the germs that could cause an infection.

The robot also [...]