News in 2018

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Woman’s Hospital’s Diabetes Prevention Program

August 10, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded full recognition status to Woman’s Hospital for its Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), a year-long lifestyle change program for women diagnosed with pre-diabetes or at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. 

Teri Fontenot, Woman’s President and CEO, Honored with Grassroots Champion Award from the American Hospital Association

July 27, 2018
Teri Fontenot has been honored with the American Hospital Association’s Grassroots Champion Award. Fontenot received the award for her exceptional leadership in generating grassroots and community activity in support of Woman’s Hospital’s mission to improve the health of women and infants.

Radio Bar to Host Sip and Screen

July 26, 2018
Woman’s Hospital and Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center offer screening mammograms at special event on Saturday, August 18 from noon to 4 p.m. at Radio Bar where women 40 and older can get a mammogram on-site.

New Breast & GYN Cancer Call Line Guides Women to Care

July 23, 2018
Individuals diagnosed with breast or gynecologic cancer or who have questions about the disease often need help quickly. The CancerAnswer Call Line is a new, free service from Breast & GYN Cancer Pavilion partners Woman’s Hospital and Mary Bird Perkins–Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center. Call (225) 215-7600

New Trial Compares 3D and 2D Mammography and Could Impact Breast Screenings for Future Generations

June 29, 2018
TMIST is one of many clinical trials available through Woman’s Hospital and Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer...

Look Back: Backseat Reminder Tags

June 07, 2018
In an effort to prevent hot car-related injuries and deaths, we are offering free backseat reminder tags.

Woman’s Hospital Now Using Traceable Surgical Items

May 18, 2018
We are the first in Baton Rouge to use Medtronic’s Situate disposable cotton sponges, gauze and towels, which are embedded with a tiny radiofrequency tag that can be detected before surgery is complete with a wand using low-frequency, non-ionizing radio waves.

Woman’s Hospital Named a “Blue Distinction Center” for Maternity Care

May 18, 2018
 Woman’s Hospital has earned the Blue Distinction Specialty Care Center (BDC) designation for maternity care from Blue Cross Blue Shield.

New Line of Ideal Protein Drink Mixes

May 17, 2018
The new line of drink mixes sweetened with Stevia are easy-to-prepare, contain 18 grams of protein and can be consumed hot or cold. Try all the flavors.

Woman’s Hospital and Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center Open Breast and GYN Cancer Pavilion

April 30, 2018
Women facing breast or gynecologic cancer will have increased access to specialized care in a unique facility specially built for women when the Breast and GYN Cancer Pavilion opens on the Woman’s Hospital campus.
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