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Hospital officials say fungus didn’t kill 5 terminally ill children

Thursday, 17 April 2014 19:45
Several years after five children died under the care of doctors at Louisiana Children’s Hospital in Uptown New Orleans, a medical journal shed light on what happened and now hospital officials are addressing their response. Related Special education teacher facing...Gusman: Partial agreement on consent.
Medical article sheds light on child deaths at Uptown hospital
Thursday, 17 April 2014 16:30
It's been several years since five children died at a Louisiana Children's Hospital, but a report detailing those deaths -- in a medical journal -- is just now putting a spotlight on what happened and raising questions about how such tragedies can be prevented. Related Gusman: Partial agreement on consent.
Louisiana Heart Hospital management team announced
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 08:46
Warren E. Beck, CEO of the Cardiovascular Care Group (CCG), has named the new management team members at the Louisiana Heart Hospital in Lacombe. Steve Blades will serve as the Chief Executive Officer for the Louisiana Heart Medical Group (LHMG). Roy Wright will succeed Blades as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Louisiana Heart Hospital. Steve Blades
5 Children's Hospital patients died in 2008, 2009 after contact with deadly fungus
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 16:30
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Five children died because of fungus-contaminated linens at Children's Hospital, prompting an investigation by the Centers for Disease Control. It happened years ago and is just coming to light because of a new entry in a medical journal. The study has stunned even veteran health professionals. "Just blew me away," said Dr. Brobson Lutz. "I couldn't conceive that that could have happened without that information being disseminated in the medical…
Public gets its turn to discuss Louisiana budget
Monday, 14 April 2014 15:00
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two women whose daughters were killed in traffic accidents pleaded with lawmakers Monday to spend more on cable median barriers that could have prevented the fatal collisions. Tammy Willson and Kelly Hatfield, two mothers from northwest Louisiana, spoke to the House Appropriations Committee, which was hearing spending requests from the general public after weeks of getting information from state agencies.
Analysis: Questions on Louisiana hospital deals linger
Monday, 14 April 2014 02:17
BATON ROUGE — A year after Gov. Bobby Jindal started turning over the operations of Louisianas university-run hospital system to outside companies, lawmakers are complaining that they have unanswered questions about the deals. Over the past week, state senators have asked why federal officials havent signed off on the financing arrangements, what happens if federal approval never comes, and how the state will compensate other hospitals now dealing with a rush of uninsured patients.
Pondering Palm Drive Hospital's future
Sunday, 13 April 2014 12:32
Cash-strapped Palm Drive Hospital, which filed bankruptcy last week and is scheduled to close at month's end, will likely receive two proposals next week to keep the Sebastopol facility alive but scale back its services. A proposal offered by the Palm Drive Health Care Foundation and former hospital board member Dan Smith will come with a contribution of $700,000 or more to underwrite the downsized facility, Smith said this week.
Louisiana Tech to Conduct Disaster Drill
Sunday, 13 April 2014 08:15
Ruston -- – Louisiana Tech University’s Division of Nursing, Counseling Center and Police Department along with the Ruston Fire Department, Ruston Police Department, Northern Louisiana Medical Center and Green Clinic Surgical Hospital will join together to conduct a disaster drill on Thursday, April 17 at Hutchinson residential hall on the Louisiana Tech campus. The drill will be used to test several key response elements for each organization and department.
Disappointment, forgiveness mix in Louisiana kiss scandal
Saturday, 12 April 2014 16:02
MONROE, La. — To Louisiana voters accustomed to tawdry scandals involving elected officials, disappointment with an eye toward forgiveness is the prevailing sentiment about their new congressman, caught on video kissing an aide married to one of his friends. Republican Vance McAllister was a wealthy businessman without political experience when he won a special election last fall, trouncing his party’s establishment candidate in a conservative district that comprises northeast Louisiana.
Victim of machete attack drives himself to St. Louis hospital
Friday, 11 April 2014 00:31
ST. LOUIS • The victim of a machete attack in St. Louis drove himself to the hospital and suffered only minor cuts on his arm, police say. The victim, a 28-year-old man, got into a quarrel with a man in the 3300 block of Louisiana Avenue at about 10 p.m. Wednesday. The man grabbed a machete and cut the victim's arm. The attacker fled in a vehicle, and the victim got into another car and…
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