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5 family members killed on 'dream trip' to Disney

Thursday, 20 November 2014 01:12
NEW ORLEANS — Michael and Trudi Hardman had always talked about taking their six children to Disney World, and just a week before Thanksgiving, it seemed their "dream trip" was to be a reality. But just a little more than three hours after they took to the road Wednesday night, their SUV veered off a highway and rolled over in Louisiana, killing them and three of the kids.
Oil Plunge Saps State Budgets as Louisiana Borrows: Muni Credit
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 04:40
Louisiana, which gets as much as 15percent of its revenue from taxing oil extraction, is sellingdebt as slumping crude prices threaten to strain budgets of U.S.energy-producing states. This week’s planned offering of about $200 million ofgeneral-obligation bonds follows officials’ decision last weekto reduce projected revenue for the year through June 2015 by$171 million, or almost 2 percent. It’s now up to Governor Bobby Jindal to decide to cut spending or tap reserves to compensateafter oil…
Outstanding Patient Satisfaction Scores Lead to Award for P&S Surgical Hospital
Monday, 17 November 2014 06:37
Press Release -- The 2014 Guardian of Excellence Award, given by Press Ganey Associates, Inc., recognizes top-performing facilities—such as P&SSurgicalHospital—that consistently achieve the 95th percentile of performance in patient experience. Press Ganey has recognized P&SSurgicalHospital for outstanding in-patient satisfaction every quarter for the past nine years, said CEO Linda S. Holyfield. “Our hospital’s quality improvement measures—combined with the expertise of our physicians and medical staff—have contributed greatly to this award.
Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Medical Costs Per Claim Were Stable In 2012, But Remained Higher Than In Most States
Monday, 17 November 2014 03:18
Work Injury Claim Form Though they leveled off in 2012, payments for hospital outpatient care constituted a growing share of total medical payments per claim. In 2012, they made up 36 percent of total medical payments, up from 29 percent in 2003. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) November 18, 2014
Toddler dead, others found malnourished at Gwinnett County motel
Friday, 14 November 2014 08:49
GWINNETT COUNTY, GA (CBS46) - Two people have been arrested after 15-month-old girl died and several others were found to be malnourished in a Gwinnett County motel room. On Tuesday, Gwinnett County police officers were dispatched to Northside Hospital in Sandy Springs at the request of Sandy Springs Police Department regarding the suspicious death of Alcenti Mcintosh. Alcenti was brought to the hospital by her father, Calvin Mcintosh, 44, and was determined to be dead…
More than $100,000 raised through Signature Chefs Auction for March of Dimes
Friday, 14 November 2014 07:04
BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - The Annual Signature Chef Auction has raised more than $100,000 for the March of Dimes in Northwest Louisiana. Local chefs showcased their culinary talents for dinner guests at the event, held Thursday night at the Horseshoe Casino and Hotel in Bossier. There was also a silent auction as well as live auction.KSLA News 12 anchor Domonique Benn and her family were also introduced Thursday night as the new Ambassador family…
Long-term funding for hospital safety net questionable without Medicaid expansion, website reports
Sunday, 09 November 2014 10:41
The long-term financial health of Louisiana's hospital safety net could be at risk if the state doesn't accept Medicaid expansion, according to a report by Governing.com. The article examined Louisiana's safety net hospital system, which relies heavily on funding from the Disportionate Share Hospital program. That program is set to be cut by $18 million beginning in 2016 as federal funds are shifting to pay for Medicaid expansion.
Alpha Dog
Thursday, 06 November 2014 11:13
In late January of 1993, Delores Smith sped to the hospital, a baby on the way. She went into labor far earlier than she’d expected. The result: She gave birth to her son Kenneth in the hallway.
Louisiana murder suspect arrested in TX returns to face charges
Thursday, 06 November 2014 03:42
CENTERVILLE, LA (WAFB) - A suspected killer who was arrested out of state was sent back to Louisiana on Thursday to face a murder charge. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office reported Henderson Wesley, 22, of Jeanerette, was booked into the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville around 12:30 p.m. He faces a charge of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Ronald Chillis Jr.
Election results didn't change the need for health coverage for thousands in Louisiana: Editorial
Thursday, 06 November 2014 00:25
St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe is the latest Louisiana hospital suffering financially because of a lack of funding to cover patients without insurance. Officials at the hospital, which lost $20 million last year and cut 144 jobs to trim costs, say they need more Medicaid money from the state to keep providing the critical services their region needs, The News-Star reported Wednesday.
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