Category Archives: Health & Medical

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 [...]

St. Jude Hero Pledges to Raise Money for the Hospital

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Evan Sanders never imagined his life’s journey could inspire others.  As a St. Jude hero, he pledges to raise money for the hospital while doing something he loves: running.  Evan is a Louisiana Tech student from Alexandria.
In this special report, ABC 31′s Lauren Partain finds out how Sanders considers his journey a blessing.

KLAX ABC 31 [...]

Rapides Regional hosts Diabetes Screening Day March 25

[ March 25, 2014; 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] ALEXANDRIA, La – There are approximately seven million Americans who have diabetes and don’t know it. The American Diabetic Association estimates another 79 million are pre-diabetic.
Are you one?
The Community Education department at Rapides Regional Medical Center is holding Diabetes Alert Day on Tuesday, March 25 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Alexandria Mall near [...]

Boil Advisory for Oak Grove

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2/28/14 – ***UPDATE***  The boil order for the Oak Grove community in Natchitoches water works district one has been lifted.  It was imposed after a drop in pressure caused by repairs.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/28/14
A boil advisory has been issued for customers in the Oak Grove area of the Natchitoches Water Works Number One system.  [...]