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Volume 15 | Number 1 | First Quarter 2013 | www.northoaks.org

Taking Health Care in a New Direction.

2012 community

ANNUAL REPORT & 2013 FORECAST 2 Expertise | 5 Performance Excellence | 7 Community Reinvestment 8 Community Involvement | 10 Physician Quick Finder | 15 Calendar of Events


Taking Health Care in a New Direction with

Expertise

All data reflects fiscal year ending 2012 (July 1, 2011–June 30, 2012) unless otherwise noted. North Oaks Health System is one of Louisiana’s largest and most progressive community hospital organizations and is strategically based between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. For more than 50 years, we have made it our mission to promote wellness, restore health and provide comfort in our region by focusing on quality, accessibility and accountability. Facilities in Tangipahoa and Livingston Parishes include an acute care hospital, a rehabilitation hospital, two outpatient diagnostic & treatment centers, an outpatient surgery center, two outpatient rehabilitation clinics, a hospice agency and a growing physician group for primary and specialty care. Visit www.northoaks.org or call (985) 230-6555 or (225) 686-4885 for more information.

A Visionary Board of Commissioners Seated, from left, are: Ann Carruth, DNS, RN, of Hammond; and Vice Chairman A.J. Bodker of Ponchatoula. Standing, from left, are: James L. Nelson, MD, of Hammond; Chairman Guy Recotta Jr. of Hammond; and Blake Daniels of Ponchatoula.

This is the most important time in the history of health care in our region. The innovative enhancements underway at North Oaks are taking us in a new and exciting direction.

—Guy Recotta Jr., Chairman of North Oaks Board of Commissioners

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371 Selfless Volunteers

41,241 hours Adult, junior and student Volunteers logged 41,241 service hours sharing their time, talents and compassion with our patients, visitors and staff.

2,424 Dedicated Employees North Oaks has been recognized as one of our region’s “Best Places to Work” for 5 consecutive years, thanks to our committed workforce. Tangipahoa and Livingston Parishes are home to 77 percent of North Oaks employees.

204 Skilled Physicians in 38 Specialties and Sub-Specialties of Medicine

Aggressive recruitment efforts attracted 22 new physicians to the North Oaks Medical Staff in Fiscal Year Ending 2012. Their arrival built depth to the specialties of anesthesia, family medicine, general surgery, infectious disease, internal medicine, neonatology, obstetrics & gynecology, ophthalmology, physical medicine & rehabilitation, psychiatry and urology. Recruitment efforts will continue to reach a goal of 300 physicians by 2016 and 400 physicians by 2021. In the past 6 months of Fiscal Year Ending 2013, 19 additional physicians made North Oaks their choice, putting us well on our way to achieving our short- and long-term recruitment goals.

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Taking Health Care in a New Direction with

Community Excellence Involvement Performance North Oaks continues to earn state and national attention as a pacesetter in industry efforts to improve patient satisfaction and outcomes.

North Oaks’ Patients among Most Satisfied in the Nation Twenty service lines are among the top 10 percent of providers in the nation for patient satisfaction according to the independent survey company, Press Ganey. Of the twenty, 80 percent have held this ranking for 2 consecutive years (noted by asterisk):

North Oaks Cardiology Clinic*

Comprehensive Medical Rehabilitation Unit*

CT Scan (Livingston Parish Medical Complex)*

Diagnostic Radiology (Livingston Parish Medical Complex)*

Hospice*

Mammography (Livingston Parish Medical Complex)

MRI (Livingston Parish Medical Complex)*

New Leaf Psychiatry & Counseling Center

North Oaks ENT & Allergy Clinic*

North Oaks Eye Care Clinic

North Oaks Multispecialty Group*

North Oaks Neurosurgery Clinic*

North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center*

North Oaks Primary Care – Independence*

North Oaks Primary Care – Livingston*

North Oaks Pulmonology Clinic*

Outpatient Laboratory (Livingston Parish Medical Complex)*

Outpatient Rehabilitation (Livingston Parish Medical Complex)*

Sleep Disorders Center (Diagnostic Center)*

Ultrasound (Livingston Parish Medical Complex).

BETTER THAN THE NATION IN PREVENTING ADVERSE DRUG REACTIONS North Oaks Heart Health Services’ efforts to standardize anticoagulant medication treatments have resulted in 50 percent fewer adverse medication interactions than the national average. Anticoagulants are medications used to prevent the clotting of blood.

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Four-Star Champion for Healthy Babies North Oaks Medical Center earned a four-star rating from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the Pioneer Award from the Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals for excellence in maternal/fetal care. North Oaks is leading the state and nation in efforts to improve the health of mothers and decrease infant deaths and complication rates. In less than 1 year’s time, the team achieved the total elimination of medically unnecessary elective deliveries prior to 39 weeks gestation and reduced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit admissions by 14 percent.

PARTNERSHIP FOR PATIENTS FORGED In April 2012, North Oaks Health System joined “Partnership for Patients,” a federal initiative to improve the quality, safety and affordability of health care for all Americans. National partnership goals are to: 1. Prevent hospitalized patients from contracting hospital-acquired illnesses or injuries. 2. Help patients heal without complications by reducing preventable readmissions. Nine North Oaks teams are monitoring and enhancing specific areas of care, including prevention of drug reactions, infections, blood clots, pressure ulcers and falls. Through the partnership, North Oaks will share successful practices with our peers, work together to learn how to improve more quickly and make health care safer for everyone.

Statewide Recognition for Blood Stream Infection Prevention In December 2011, the Louisiana Hospital Association recognized North Oaks Medical Center for providing safer care than the state and nation with respect to bloodstream infections.

BEST PRACTICES IN STROKE CARE In April 2012, the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association recognized North Oaks Medical Center as a participating hospital in the Get with the Guidelines—Stroke Initiative. This program strives to build awareness of stroke’s warning signs and the importance of seeking immediate medical attention.

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Taking Health Care in a New Direction with

Community Involvement The culture at North Oaks attracts employees and volunteers with a strong and generous desire to help others. North Oaks’ corporate sponsorships are valued at

$343,510

276 employees and volunteers contributed 2,817 service hours at 59 community events.

From May 1, 2011–April 30, 2012,

Promoting Healthy, Active Lifestyles On the Playing Field and Beyond · Official health care provider of Southeastern Louisiana University Athletics · One of four regional health care partners with the Louisiana High School Athletic Association · Club Sponsor for the South Tangipahoa Youth Soccer Association · Title Sponsor for the Livingston Parish Soccer Association North Oaks promoted active lifestyles by performing

1,808 free physicals

for student-athletes attending

30 junior and senior high schools

in the area and Southeastern Louisiana University.

More than 2,000 free health screenings were performed: •

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screenings

blood pressure checks

body fat analyses

bone densitometry scans

carotid artery screenings

cholesterol & glucose checks

grip strength measurements

heart risk assessments

infant & child car seat installations & safety checks

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) screenings

screening mammograms

stroke risk assessments.

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The annual staff “Spirit of Giving” collection drive supported the missions of the following organizations in Tangipahoa and Livingston Parishes. Thousands of items were personally donated by employees and volunteers. •

Cell Phones for Life

Christmas Crusade (Livingston Parish)

Santa Bear Christmas Crusade for Children (Tangipahoa Parish)

Operation We Care

OPTIONS

Tangi Food Pantry & Quad Area Community Action Agency

The Blood Center.

Participation in health education classes increased by

15%

from 2011. North Oaks Community Education hosted

270 health

education classes and

133 support group

meetings attended by

12,255 people.

North Oaks staff personally collected and contributed more than

$30,000 to non-profit

organizations dedicated to improving health care and quality of life.

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Taking Health Care in a New Direction with

Community Reinvestment As a community-based hospital service district, North Oaks is supported entirely by operating revenue and has not received tax monies since 1985. Excess revenue is used to expand and improve health care services through the addition of facilities, advanced medical technology, new services and quality of life initiatives.

Annual Payroll $134,654,067 Uncompensated Care

$71,283,601

Capital Investments

$72,254,000

$278,191,668

North Oaks Health System is committed to community reinvestment and being a leader in reshaping the way health care is delivered in our region and nation. We consider it a privilege to provide our citizens with medically advanced services.

total community reinvestment

- James E. Cathey Jr., President/CEO North Oaks Health System

Reinvestment + the buying power of our 2,454-member workforce = $½ of a billion dollar economic impact for the region we serve.

physician group growth The North Oaks Physician Group primary and specialty care network expanded from 17 clinics to nearly 30 locations with 57 physicians and 16 nurse practitioners. Clinic additions from July 1, 2011 through December 31, 2012 include: • New Leaf Psychiatry & Counseling Center • North Oaks Eye Care Clinic • North Oaks Family Medicine—Medical Center Campus • North Oaks Imaging Associates • North Oaks Perinatology Clinic • North Oaks Rheumatology Clinic • North Oaks Walk-In Clinic—Ponchatoula • Northshore ENT Clinic • Plaza Orthopedics.

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New Services & Emerging Medicine • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) as a Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease

When medication to treat Parkinson’s Disease loses effectiveness, Deep Brain Stimulation may help. A device, similar to a pacemaker, is surgically implanted in the brain. The device sends mild electronic pulses to targeted areas of the brain to improve muscle functions. The procedure is performed in partnership by Neurosurgeon David Masel, MD, and Neurologist Patricio Espinosa, MD, both of the North Oaks Neurosciences Institute.

• Hearing Loss Treatment

North Oaks ENT & Allergy Clinic offers digital hearing aids as treatment for hearing loss.

• Laboratory Automation Fast Tracks Diagnosis and Treatment

North Oaks Medical Center is the first hospital on the Northshore to provide test results and diagnoses more quickly by using an automated laboratory system. Faster reporting means patients are diagnosed and treated more quickly!

• Tiny Implant Strengthens Hearts

Cardiologists at North Oaks use Impella, the world’s smallest heart pump implant, to treat patients with weakened heart function.

• On-Q® Pain Buster® Offers Better Control of Post-Op Pain

North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center physicians use this system to lessen the risk associated with traditional narcotics. The system releases medication directly to the pain source at the surgical site.

• Faster Recovery from Spinal Surgery with X-LIF

Neurosurgeon David L. Masel, MD, of the North Oaks Neurosciences Institute, uses X-ray guidance to repair damaged nerves in the spine. This minimally invasive surgical technique offers clinically eligible patients a shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery.

• YAG Posterior Capsulotomy Restores Clear Vision

After cataract surgery, scar tissue can form on the backside of the intra-ocular lens implants. North Oaks Eye Care Clinic uses a YAG laser as a safe and effective way to remove the scar tissue and allow vision to be restored the very same day.

• Reducing Fears for Men Facing Urologic Surgery

Maintaining body function can be a top-of-mind worry for men facing urologic surgeries, such as prostatectomy. Less invasive techniques, including da Vinci robotic surgery performed by North Oaks urologists, may mean less pain, faster recovery and increased control of body function after surgery.

• Seizure Control for Epilepsy

Vagal Nerve Stimulation is used to help prevent seizures common with epilepsy. A small, pacemaker-like device is implanted near the collarbone. The device sends signals up to the brain through the vagus nerve in the neck. These signals interrupt the electrical bursts that can trigger seizures. The procedure is performed in partnership by Neurosurgeon David Masel, MD, and Neurologist Patricio Espinosa, MD, both of the North Oaks Neurosciences Institute.

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$15 MILLION Community Investment

new facilities North Oaks Clinic Building January 2012 An open house was held Jan. 26, 2012 to dedicate the 4-story, 82,000-square-foot facility. The design provides ease of access to more than 20 exceptional physicians practicing in more than 10 primary and specialty clinics. The building is convenient to outpatient diagnostic testing and imaging services in the adjacent North Oaks Diagnostic Center.

$95 MILLION Community Investment

North Oaks Medical Center Expansion December 2012 A 232,000-square-foot, 5-story hospital addition at North Oaks Medical Center opened in December 2012 with a focus on more privacy and the latest in surgical services technology. The new wing houses 95 additional private rooms and brings the hospital to 330 total patient beds. It also features fourteen high-tech operating suites, eleven additional same day surgery beds, 25 additional telemetry beds, an inpatient surgery unit and a surgical intensive care unit. A customized orthopaedic and neurosurgery floor features a gym for patient rehabilitation. The enhancements make way for the growing number of North Oaks surgeons providing care in the region and the advanced, complex procedures they perform.

COMING SOON!

3rd Busiest ER in Louisiana Expanding Construction is on pace to double the size of the North Oaks Medical Center Emergency Department to 45 treatment areas. Then first of three phases of construction will be completed in Spring of 2013. The $9.3 million community investment also includes renovation of the hospital’s cafeteria. Meal preparation and delivery will be streamlined, and the dining area will be enlarged.

OB/GYN Clinic Opening in Walker Feb. 4 Magnolia Obstetrics & Gynecology will open a clinic in Walker at 28799 Walker South Road, Suite 1 on Feb. 4. The physicians and staff of Magnolia specialize in personalized health care for women in every phase of life. Appointments can be scheduled by calling (225) 664-3948.

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2013

Physician Quick Finder Many North Oaks Medical Staff physicians are independent contractors and not employed by North Oaks.

Anesthesiology

Dermatology

Family Medicine

• • • • • • •

Ball, Brian C., MD (985) 345-2700 Boyne, Jeffery C., MD (985) 345-2700 Cordone, Michael A., MD (985) 345-2700 Dorhauer, Kathryn O., MD (985) 345-2700 Godeaux, Lacey M., MD (985) 345-2700 Grisoli, Richard J., MD (985) 345-2700 Maher, Michael R., MD (985) 345-2700 Wall, Ryan E., MD (985) 345-2700

Cardiology • • • • • • • • • • • •

Arena, Frank J., MD (985) 974-9278 Bernstein, Marc, MD (985) 340-1966 Ducombs, Jherie D., MD (985) 230-7350 Hickey, Keith G., MD (985) 340-1966 Husain, Saima, MD (985) 340-1966 Iteld, Bruce J., MD (985) 340-1966 Kopfler, William P., MD (985) 230-7350 Mendoza, Douglas K., MD (985) 543-3664 Mikdadi, Ghiath M., MD (985) 974-9278 Nesser, Claude T., MD (985) 230-7350 Parker, James M., MD (985) 230-7350 or (225) 686-4960 Silverstein, Jay R., MD (985) 340-1966

Dentistry, Pediatric • • •

Olinde, Richard D., DDS (985) 892-5942 Wingo, Thomas H., DDS (985) 542-6855 Yale, Joseph A., DDS (225) 664-2646

• •

Benson, Robert W., MD (985) 370-7546 Dobrescu, Adrian, MD (985) 370-7546 Henchy, Frank P., MD (985) 542-9333

Emergency Medicine • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Blackwell, Dewey W., MD (985) 345-2700 Cambre, Brandon C., MD (985) 345-2700 Christner, Michael R., MD (985) 345-2700 Gaines, Helen E., MD (985) 345-2700 Guidry, John B., MD (985) 345-2700 Haile, Mark E., MD (985) 345-2700 Harlan, Michael N., MD (985) 345-2700 Hill, Douglas B., MD (985) 345-2700 Mall, Gary M., MD (985) 345-2700 Odom, Geoffrey L., MD (985) 345-2700 Parker, Greg E., MD (985) 345-2700 Reinecke, Thomas A., MD (985) 345-2700 Robert Jr., A. Gayden, MD (985) 345-2700 Sigillito, Robert J., MD (985) 345-2700 Smith, Geoffrey K., MD (985) 345-2700 Smith, Jay W., MD (985) 345-2700 Toups, David L., MD (985) 345-2700 Wellmeyer, David M., MD (985) 345-2700

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Allen, Gregory J., MD (985) 386-6198 Drapcho, Michael A., MD (985) 230-5800 Dunn, Michael A., MD (985) 543-3600 Gaudin, Steve L., MD (985) 386-6198 Gilbreath, C. William, MD (985) 345-9606 Guilbault, R. Paul, MD (985) 230-5800 Hudspeth, Ted J., MD (985) 543-3600 Kozel, Michael J., MD (985) 386-5943 Leal, Christina M., MD (985) 230-5800 Pittman, Marie C., MD (225) 686-4930 Robinson III, Herbert G., MD (985) 230-1850 Sparks, Gerald J., MD (985) 543-3600 Spiller, Edmund O., MD (985) 230-5800 Treanor, Leonard C., MD (985) 542-6251 Valdes, Hugo A., MD (985) 230-5800 Walker Jr., John A., MD (985) 345-9606

Gastroenterology • • • • •

Booth, Dennis J., MD (985) 542-1334 Gensler, Lawrence L., MD (985) 542-1334 Mula, Gregory M., MD (985) 542-1334 Reina, Jason B., MD (985) 542-1334 Wardlaw, Russell J., MD (985) 542-1334

Endocrinology

Gynecologic Oncology

Miller, Harold J., MD (985) 429-8168

Braly, Patricia S., MD (985) 892-2252

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Hospital Medicine

Nephrology

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Arain, Ghulam M., MD (985) 345-2700 East, Mark David, DO (985) 345-2700 Erwin, J. William, MD (985) 345-2700 Herpich, Byron K., MD (985) 345-2700 Jahangir, Khawaja S., MD (985) 345-2700 Youngblood, Steven M., MD (985) 345-2700

• • • • •

Infectious Disease •

Ruiz, Marco A., MD (985) 230-3068

Internal Medicine • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Caulfield, K. Lance, MD (985) 542-6251 Drummond, D. Maury, MD (985) 542-6251 Ducombs, Charles R., MD (985) 230-7675 Haase III, Anthony D., MD (985) 878-4174 Jones, J. Rhea, MD (985) 542-6251 Keshelava, George T., MD (985) 878-0066 Kumar, Jay, MD (985) 230-7675 Plunkett, William G., MD (985) 230-7675 Robledo, Rafael O., MD (985) 345-4484 Stevens, Nicholas C., PhD, MD (985) 542-6251 Torres, Felix L., MD (225) 686-4930 Winkler, M. Laughlin G., MD (985) 345-4484 Zacharia, Susan, MD (985) 230-7675

Neonatology •

Villalta, Ivan A., MD (985) 345-2700

• • • • • • • • • • • •

Angelo, John E., MD (985) 845-9000 Bean, Brandon K., MD (985) 419-9939 Brown, Cheryl L., MD (985) 845-9000 Larroque, Michele L., MD (985) 542-6251 Powers, David R., MD (985) 419-9939 Rab, S. Tahseen, MD (985) 340-7868 Rehman, Matloob U., MD (985) 878-1619 Sachdev, Sachin H., MD (985) 340-7868 Simon, John C., MD (985) 867-8585 Tveit, Daniel P., MD (985) 867-8585 Van, Peter, MD (985) 867-8585 Williams, Kimberly S., MD (985) 845-9000 Zadeh, Sousan L., DO (985) 542-6251

Neurology • • •

Espinosa, Patricio S., MD, MPH (985) 230-7525 Mussarat, Pervez, MD (985) 542-9441 Zapata, Socrates Campusano, MD (985) 230-7525

Neurosurgery • •

Masel, David L., MD (985) 230-7400 Summers, Lori E., MD (985) 419-7767

Neurotology •

Gianoli, Gerard J., MD (985) 809-1111

• • • • • • • • • • • •

Ashford, Brian G., MD (985) 542-0663 Beacham, William F., MD Gynecology Only (985) 542-0663 Berry, C. Mark, MD Gynecology Only (985) 345-2555 Black, William G., MD Gynecology Only (985) 542-0663 Edwards, Jaime M., MD (985) 230-7650 (Hammond) or (225) 664-3948 (Walker) Erwin, W. Jeremy, MD (985) 230-7650 (Hammond) or (225) 664-3948 (Walker) Lewis, Pamela L., MD (985) 542-0663 Mabry, Dwan S., MD (985) 542-0663 Porter, Marya J., MD (985) 230-7650 (Hammond) or (225) 664-3948 (Walker) Sandifer, April A., MD (985) 542-0663 Shuman, Deborah L., MD (985) 230-7650 (Hammond) or (225) 664-3948 (Walker) Tran, Thuc B., MD (985) 230-7650 (Hammond) or (225) 664-3948 (Walker) Winfield, Felton L., MD (985) 542-0663

Occupational Health & Walk-In Care Physicians can be reached at the following locations: Hammond Ponchatoula Walker

• • • • • • • •

(985) 230-5726 (985) 370-5656 (225) 664-2111

Daunis, Mark S., MD Foster, Richard W., MD Laborde, Catherine J., MD Lyon, Alyssa C., MD Morris, Dennis J., MD Raphael, Howard J., MD Schouest, Frederick J., MD St. Amant, Sidney L., MD

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Oncology • • • • •

Bizette, Greg A., MD (985) 875-2828 Davis, Rebecca R., MD (985) 419-0025 Oubre, David N., MD (985) 419-0025 Rome, Alison M., MD (985) 419-0025 Smith, Sumathi S., MD (985) 875-2828

Ophthalmology • • •

Dodson, Daniel J., MD (985) 230-3937 Fajoni, Michael L., MD (985) 345-0050 Griener, Eric D., MD (985) 542-3336

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery •

Kreller, J. Skelly, DDS (985) 542-9608

Orthopaedics • • • • • • • • •

Chiasson, Brett J., MD (985) 350-6505 Curry, T. Scott, MD (985) 230-2663 or (225) 686-4900 Dudoussat, Bryan S., MD (985) 230-2663 or (225) 686-4900 Fambrough, J. Larry, MD (985) 230-7460 Kinnett, J. Gregory, MD (985) 230-2663 Ladner, Brian J., MD (985) 230-2663 or (225) 686-4900 Lafleur, Matthew C., MD (985) 230-2663 or (225) 686-4900 McAfee, Robert T., MD (985) 230-7460 Penton, Judson L., MD (985) 230-2663 or (225) 686-4900

Otolaryngology (ENT) •

Doan, David M., MD (985) 345-3402

Otolaryngology (ENT) continued • • •

LaCour, Jeffrey B., MD (985) 230-2630 or (225) 686-4960 Mellin, Nancy R., MD (985) 542-9155 Peltier, Jacques C., MD (985) 230-2630 or (225) 686-4960

Physiatry • •

Plastic Surgery •

Pain Medicine • • •

Elkersh, Mohamed A., MD (985) 345-7246 Johnston, Barrett A., MD (985) 345-7246 Thompson, Jonathan D., MD (985) 892-8934

• • • •

Breaux, Barry J., MD (504) 889-2307 Glaudi, Susan L., MD (504) 889-2307 Hoffpauir, Joan T., MD (504) 889-2307 Sartin, Carol M., MD (504) 889-2307 Scully, Stephen G., MD (504) 889-2307

Pediatrics • • • • • • • •

Donner Jr., Francis N., MD (985) 542-4950 Fritz, Elizabeth H., MD (985) 542-4950 Haase III, Anthony D., MD (985) 878-4174 Hickey Jr., Samuel A., MD (985) 542-4950 Leumas, Chris J., MD (985) 542-4950 Rholdon Sr., Roger D., MD (985) 542-4950 Tran, Jean G., MD (985) 542-4950 Westmoreland Jr., Leo R., MD (985) 542-4950

Weiler, Jonathan E., MD (985) 902-7770

Podiatry • • •

Pathology •

Jaubert, Lisa M., MD (985) 230-1860 Remson, Ellsworth J., MD (985) 230-1860

Allen, David P., DPM (985) 340-0099 Allen, John C., DPM (985) 340-0099 Dileo, Joseph P., DPM (985) 542-6251

Psychiatry • •

Barnum, Michelle L., MD (225) 686-4995 Sholtz, James W., MD (985) 875-7660

Pulmonology • • •

Cook, Wesley M., MD (985) 542-6251 St. Amant, Katherine A., MD (985) 542-6251 Yertha, Arvind R., MD (985) 230-1580

Radiology • • • • • • •

Donner III, E. Michael, MD (985) 230-1100 Hernandez, Edward R., MD (985) 230-1100 Miller, John P., MD (985) 543-0210 Sellers, Randall E., MD (985) 230-1100 Smith, Robert E., MD (985) 230-1100 Wilkerson, Benjamin W., MD (985) 230-1100 Williams, Stephen M., MD (985) 230-1100

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Rheumatology • •

Gauthier Jr., Carl M., MD (985) 230-1835 or (225) 686-4960 Spady, Malik C., MD (985) 340-7900

Sleep Medicine •

Davis, Lauren L., MD (985) 845-1799

Surgery–Cardio-Thoracic & Peripheral Vascular • • •

DiCorte, Charles J., MD (985) 875-2828 Eckholdt, Gregory J., MD (985) 875-2828 Mena, Jose, MD (985) 875-2828

Surgery–General • • • • • • •

Dugas, B. Forrest, MD (985) 345-2727 Hodgdon, Ian A., MD (985) 542-6444 Lewis, Dorothy A., MD (985) 542-1364 or (225) 686-4960 Linarello, Daniel A., MD (985) 345-2727 Liner, F. Jeff, MD (985) 542-1364 Manning, Alan W., MD (985) 542-6444 Tucker, Spencer P., MD (985) 419-0052

Urology • • • • • •

Graham, Stephen M., MD (985) 230-7860 or (225) 686-4960 Heintz, Jay W., MD (985) 542-1226 or (225) 686-4960 Kidd III, Ralph Vincent, MD (985) 542-7766 Kidd, Robert B., MD (985) 542-1226 Lake, Brad M., MD (985) 230-7860 or (225) 686-4960 Suarez, Bonadelvert C., MD (985) 542-1317

Physicians are choosing North Oaks. Physicians have a choice in practice locations. We are delighted that these physicians have chosen North Oaks Health System. Join us in welcoming them to our region. Brian C. Ball, MD Anesthesiology North Oaks Medical Center (985) 345-2700

J. William Erwin, MD Hospital Medicine North Oaks Medical Center (985) 345-2700 Marie C. Pittman, MD Family Medicine North Oaks Primary Care Clinic–Livingston (225) 686-4930 Socrates Zapata Campusano, MD Neurology North Oaks Neurology (985) 230-7525

Not pictured: Pamela L. Lewis, MD of North Oaks Obstetrics & Gynecology.

For the most up-to-date listing of physicians, visit www.northoaks.org.

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Call (985) 230-7777 or (225) 686-4899 to register for Community Education classes and Car Seat Fittings. For a full description of classes and support group meetings, go to www.northoaks.org. All classes are held in the E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center, located in North Oaks Diagnostic Center, unless otherwise noted. All classes, meetings and special events are complimentary unless otherwise specified.

CLASSES FOR FAMILIES & CHILDREN

SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS

Body Beautiful I Class: Puberty for Girls Feb. 26: 6 p.m.

AWAKE Support Group: 5:30 p.m. Apr. 17

Breastfeeding Class Mar. 7: 6 p.m.

Brain Injuries Connections Support Group: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 9

Car Seat Fitting Station Feb. 7, Mar. 7 and Apr. 4: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Appointments every 30 minutes) Prenatal I Class: Families Under Construction Mar. 5: 6 p.m.

Diabetes Support Group Feb. 5: 6 p.m. “Cooking on the Run” Mar. 27: 3 p.m. “Nutrition 101” Apr. 2: 6 p.m. “Grocery Shopping–Learning Label ‘Lingo’ ”

Prenatal II Class: Labor & Delivery Mar. 12: 6 p.m.

Families Touching Families— Filling the Gap: 10 a.m. Feb. 2, 16: 10 a.m.

Prenatal III Class: Relaxation Techniques Mar. 19: 6 p.m.

Group Living with Affective Disorders Support Group: 6 p.m.

Prenatal IV Class: Infant Care (& Tour) Mar. 26: 6 p.m. Prenatal V Class: American Heart Association CPR for Family & Friends–$5 Feb. 5 and Apr. 2: 6 p.m. Something for Siblings Class Mar. 26: 5 p.m.

Feb. 11, 18, 25; Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25; and Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Support Group Note: If you have grief or bereavement support needs or questions, please call North Oaks Hospice at (985) 230-7620 for information on available community resources.

CPR & First Aid Classes* • American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR–$30 (for medical professionals) Feb. 13, Mar. 6 & Apr. 10: 5 p.m. • American Heart Association Heartsaver AED CPR Class–$20 (for the layperson) Feb. 28, Mar. 21 & Apr. 25: 5 p.m. • American Heart Association First Aid Class–$30 Feb. 21: 5 p.m.

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*The American Heart Association (AHA) strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the association.

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Volume 15 • Number 1 | First Quarter 2013 North Oaks Health System 15770 Paul Vega, MD, Drive | Hammond, LA 70403 Phone: (985) 230-6647 | Fax: (985) 230-1038 nohs@northoaks.org | Public Information Line: (985) 230-INFO

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Now accepting new patients. Call (225) 686-4930 to schedule your next appointment. North Oaks-Livingston Parish Medical Complex 17199 Spring Ranch Road, Suite 200 Livingston, LA | (225) 686-4930

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