Health Education

ER versus Urgent Care - By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Kassie Roussel - Thursday, August 10, 2017 |
Urgent care, a long component of the health care system, is getting renewed interest as convenience, access and affordability continue to drive decisi Read More

Matters of the Heart - By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Kassie Roussel - Thursday, August 10, 2017 |
February is American Heart Month. We see a ton of great tips and tools about living a lifestyle that supports heart health, but in this article,  Read More

Preparing for the Storm - By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Kassie Roussel - Thursday, August 10, 2017 |
Natural disasters and emergency weather incidents leave us feeling scared and unsafe, but we want you to know that your local hospital works hard  Read More

No more independent physician? - By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Kassie Roussel - Thursday, August 10, 2017 |
Partnering for Patients If you are like many patients, your physician is now working for a hospital. Patients across the country are seeing their Read More

Gene Testing for Breast Cancer - By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Kassie Roussel - Thursday, August 10, 2017 |
Are You at Greater Risk for Breast Cancer? We now know that family history and genetics can increase the risk of breast cancer. Specifically, we kn Read More

The Importance of Rural Healthcare - By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Kassie Roussel - Thursday, August 10, 2017 |
Compared to big-city hospitals, rural hospitals—like St. James Parish Hospital—are small in size, but what we offer in regard to quality,  Read More

Be Smart for Your Heart - By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Kassie Roussel - Thursday, August 10, 2017 |
There’s promising news when it comes to your heart. While yes, heart disease is the number one killer in the United States for both men and wome Read More

Resist Asking for Antibiotics - By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Kassie Roussel - Thursday, August 10, 2017 |
In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a landmark report sounding the alarm of the urgent threat facing human health - antibiotic-resis Read More

What is a Medicare Wellness Visit? - By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Kassie Roussel - Thursday, August 10, 2017 |
For more than 40 years, Medicare has provided seniors with health coverage, concentrating on treating beneficiaries’ conditions and diseases whe Read More

SEPSIS: Deadly & Difficult to Diagnose - By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Kassie Roussel - Thursday, August 10, 2017 |
Sepsis is one of the most common causes of death in a hospital, affecting 1 million people and killing more Americans each year than AIDs, prostate ca Read More

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