Category Archives: Health & Medical

Julius McLaurin, former CEO of Rapides Regional, dies

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The long-time president and CEO of Rapides Regional Medical Center, Julius McLaurin, has died at the age of 90.
He ran the hospital from 19-70 to 1988 and steered the hospital from its ownership by the Louisiana Baptist Convention into what became Rapides Regional.
Services are Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at First Baptist, Pineville, with arrangements by [...]

Workshop for youth with Type 1 diabetes and their parents

[ January 4, 2014; ] Will and Laura are a “real” family living with type 1 diabetes and have experienced many of the same thoughts, experiences and feelings as their audiences.  They are also a trained youth/parent team who will lead a free workshop for youth with type 1 diabetes and their families at 10 a.m., January 4 in CHRISTUS [...]

“Tree of Life” On Display at Rapides Regional

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A special sculpture is delivered to Rapides Women and Children’s Hospital.  This “Tree of Life” was created by participants in the John Eskew Project.
This project at River Oaks directs developmentally disabled clients ages 17 to 35 in art projects.  The instructors say it’s a healing and creative outlet for teens and young adults.
The sculpture they’ve [...]

Huey Long Hospital Transforming into Urgent Care Clinics

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The transformation of Huey Long Hospital into an urgent care clinic is underway.  This is the first of four temporary buildings to be set up at Huey Long, which is closing.  The buildings arrived in 11 separate pieces.
Eventually, the complex will include an urgent care, specialty clinic and pharmacy, all serving the Pineville side of [...]

Holiday Grief Workshop at CHRISTUS Cabrini Hospice

[ December 7, 2013; 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] CHRISTUS Cabrini Hospice is holding a Holiday Grief Workshop to help people cope with grief during the holidays.  The event is Saturday, Dec 7 from 1-4 p.m and is free.  It will be at the Cabrini Hospice office at 4801 Jackson St. Ext, Suite B (behind Patton Jewelers, next to McDonalds).  Call 448.6764 for more [...]

Cabrini Hospital Opens Community Clinic

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A community clinic across the street from Cabrini Hospital will be one option for the uninsured once Huey Long Hospital shuts down.
Cabrini hosted a walk-through of the facility today to show off what the Incarnate Word Community Clinic will offer.
Cabrini and Rapides Regional have both agreed to open these clinics to serve the uninsured, under-insured [...]

Rapides Regional Events – Dec. 2013

[ December 5, 2013 to December 16, 2013. ] Dec. 5: LOPA Tree of Life ceremony, 10 a.m., Rapides Regional Medical Center South Tower Lobby. Rapides Regional Medical Center joins with the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency as it recognizes donors and their families during the holiday season. Family members are invited to place an ornament on the tree in honor of their loved one.

Dec. [...]

Great American Smoke Out Today

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Today is the Great American Smoke Out and LSU Alexandria sponsored a breakfast to mark the national event.  It was an educational event for students to learn about the major health issues plaguing Central Louisiana and how smoking is associated with them.  They also learned that state law requires schools to provide smoking cessation programs [...]

Rapides Regional Staff Gets Artistic

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The staff at Rapides Regional Medical Center search for their inner artists.  The staff shows off their skills each year then exhibits their work in the hallway across from the gift shop in the main hospital.
Many say they select pumpkins that already inspire them to create a certain theme.
There are prizes for the best and [...]

Rapides Regional Events – Nov. 2013

[ November 2, 2013 to November 26, 2013. ] Nov. 2:  Breastfeeding Class, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Gallery Room in the Medical Terrace at Rapides Regional Medical Center. Intended for women wanting to breastfeed their infants, this one-day class is taught by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and focuses on advantages, preparation and troubleshooting techniques. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for your [...]