Category Archives: Health & Medical

Forum is Held to Discuss Huey Long Hospital

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Supporters of Huey Long Hospital meet to talk about their options. The historic hospital was shuttered a week ago.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has been turning over the so-called charity hospitals to public private entities run locally by Cabrini and Rapides Regional Hospitals.
But, one of the attorneys fighting the closure says it’s not over yet.

A Baton [...]

Huey Long Hospital Closes Today

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It’s an historic or infamous day in Central Louisiana, depending on how you look at it. The Huey Long Hospital, also once known as Charity, is shuttered after 70 years of service to the uninsured and under-insured of this area.
But, legal matters are still pending. A state district judge in Baton Rouge has ruled the [...]

Court: State Senate Violated Meeting Laws in Huey Long Decision

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A lawsuit is in the works challenging the shuttering of Huey Long Hospital in Pineville.
Local attorney Chris Roy Senior says the ruling out of Baton Rouge is significant and not the hollow victory described by one area lawmaker. It basically says the state senate violated the open meetings law when it voted to shut down [...]

Rapides Regional Events July 2014

[ July 1, 2014 to July 24, 2014. ] July 1: Healing Hearts Perinatal Loss Support Group, 6 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.

July 9: Diabetes Group Class: 9 a.m. – Noon, Medical Terrace Auditorium at Rapides Regional Medical Center. Rapides Regional Medical Center is offering a free [...]

Rapides Regional Hosts Organ Donation Program

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It’s one of the hardest decisions made by family members.
But, the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency is trying to get the word out. The program presented this morning at Rapides Regional to connect members of LOPA and the coroner’s office hopes to encourage organ donation.

The group is trying to explain the procedure for an organ transplant, [...]

Hundreds Attend Go Red for Women Event

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Go Red for Women entertains and informs hundreds of area ladies today.
Women are the number one victims of heart disease, and, yet, they sometimes do not show traditional symptoms. Today, these women heard from women who have defied the odds and how they did it.

Participants enjoyed a heart healthy lunch, health screenings and a silent [...]

Cabrini Hospice Hosts Power-Up Faith Event

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A motivational speaker who appears on television is in Alexandria today for a conference on faith. This is CHRISTUS Cabrini Hospice’s first power-up in faith event.
Father Jonathan Morris seeks to help people recharge their faith.

He’s an analyst for Fox News and recently became a contributor for the Wall Street Journal. Father Morris is also attached [...]

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 [...]