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mISSIon health & wellneSS

exCellenCe one another

workForCe

Strength oF

IntegrIty

Corporate

CompaSSIon

CommunIty FoCuS

leaderShIp health

reStorIng

InnovatIve SolutIonS

provIdIng ComFort

patIentS paSSIon

vISIon promotIng wellneSS

aCCountabIlIty

aCCeSSIbIlIty

vItalIty

QualIty

valueS SaFety

underStandIng CommItment

SuStaInabIlIty

ClInICal outComeS

FInanCIal perFormanCe

2011 AnnuAl RepoRt & FoRecAst Where We Are Headed 2 | Why We Are Here 4 | How We Do It 6 Know the signs of stroke & Act FAst 10 | physician Finder 12 | calendar of events 15


Visionary leadership

>> Where We Are Headed …

Vision

our

Provide innovative solutions to our region’s health and wellness with a focus on: • accessibility • Quality • accountability.

>> meet our Board of commissioners

Seated, from left, are Chairman Guy Recotta Jr. and Eleanor Dixon Wells,* PhD, BSN, MSN, RNC, of Hammond. Standing, from left, are James L. Nelson, MD, of Hammond; Vice Chairman A.J. Bodker and Blake Daniels of Ponchatoula. * Editor’s Note: Dr. Wells retired from the North Oaks Health System Board of Commissioners on December 31, 2011. The North Oaks family wishes to express eternal gratitude to Dr. Wells for the vision, leadership and nursing expertise she brought to the Board during nearly a decade of dedicated service from May 2002 to December 2011.

North Oaks Health System has served the Florida Parishes since 1960 and is the largest health care organization on the Northshore with nearly 3,000 employees, physicians and volunteers. Facilities in Tangipahoa and Livingston Parishes include two hospitals, two outpatient diagnostic and treatment centers, two outpatient rehabilitation clinics, an outpatient surgery center, a hospice and a growing physician group for our primary and specialty clinic network. For more information, please visit www.northoaks.org or call (985) 230-6647 or (225) 686-4885.

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“Earlier this year, the North Oaks Board of Commissioners and Leadership adopted eight key initiatives and new mission, vision and value statements. These new standards, coupled with performance excellence commitments, will guide our future and be used to measure our success. We are dedicated to upholding a culture of excellence within our organization, as well as shaping the future of health care delivery for our region, state and nation.”

Guy Recotta JR., Chairman noRtH oAKs BoARD oF commIssIoneRs


>> meet our executive management team James e. cathey JR. pResIDent/cHIeF executIVe oFFIceR

caRolyN aDema senIoR VIce pResIDent/ HumAn ResouRces

sybil PaulsoN senIoR VIce pResIDent/ ReHABIlItAtIon HospItAl ADmInIstRAtoR

michele suttoN, Fache executIVe VIce pResIDent/ cHIeF opeRAtIng oFFIceR

JohN DeReNbecKeR senIoR VIce pResIDent/ legAl seRVIces oFFIceR

RobeRt PeltieR, mD senIoR VIce pResIDent/ cHIeF meDIcAl oFFIceR

shiRley hsiNG senIoR VIce pResIDent/ cHIeF FInAncIAl oFFIceR

Paula hymel senIoR VIce pResIDent/ pAtIent seRVIces & outReAcH

michael watKiNs senIoR VIce pResIDent/opeRAtIons

>> meet our physician leadership窶馬orth oaks medical center JasoN ReiNa, mD cHIeF oF stAFF

Jay smith, mD emeRgency meDIcIne cHAIRmAn

JeRemy eRwiN, mD oBstetRIcs/gynecology & peDIAtRIcs cHAIRmAn

JheRie Ducombs, mD cHIeF oF stAFF elect

GeRalD sPaRKs, mD FAmIly pRActIce cHAIRmAn

chaRles Ducombs, mD memBeR At lARge

JeFF liNeR, mD suRgeRy cHAIRmAn

KatheRiNe st. amaNt, mD meDIcIne cHAIRmAn

heRbeRt RobiNsoN iii, mD memBeR At lARge

>> meet our physician leadership窶馬orth oaks Rehabilitation Hospital ellswoRth J. RemsoN, mD InteRIm cHIeF oF stAFF

huGo ValDes, mD memBeR At lARge

Kasey cheNeVeRt, mD memBeR At lARge

susaN ZachaRia, mD memBeR At lARge

note: Annual Report information is based on Fiscal year ending 2011 data (July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011) unless specified otherwise. WWW.noRtHoAKs.oRg

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strength of Workforce

our

>> Why We Are Here …

Mission

With a focus on our patients, community and one another, we are dedicated to: • promoting wellness • restoring health • providing comfort. ValUes that define How We Act: • Vitality • accountability • leadership • Understanding • excellence

4 consecutIVe yeARs | 2008-2011 “We foster a culture where our health care professionals can do what they love, love what they do and feel valued for innovating solutions to the health and wellness needs of our region. As one of the largest employers on the Northshore, we put our employees first so they can make our patients the reason we’re here.”

–President/Chief exeCutive offiCer James e. cathey JR.

375 Volunteers = A Priceless Difference! Our Adult and Student Volunteers contributed 47,191 services hours to the benefit of North Oaks patients, caregivers and visitors. Their dedication is priceless! 4

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2,305 Employees = $219 Million Impact More than 80% of North Oaks employees live in Tangipahoa and Livingston Parishes. Their buying power and our reinvestment in services have a major impact on the local economy.


from 190 to 300 physicians by 2021 Our physicians could choose to practice anywhere. We are honored that they have chosen us and share our vision for medical excellence and patient satisfaction. Currently, our Medical Staff represents 38 specialties and sub-specialties. In just the past 6 months, the following 23 physicians have made North Oaks their choice, putting us well on our way to achieve our goal of recruiting 200 more in the next 10 years.

DR. alyssa lyoN emeRgency meDIcIne

DR. alisoN Rome HemAtology/oncology

DR. JoNathaN thomPsoN pAIn meDIcIne

DR. beNJamiN wilKeRsoN RADIology

DR. chRistiNa leal FAmIly meDIcIne

DR. aNthoNy haase InteRnAl meDIcIne & peDIAtRIcs

DR. JosePh a. yale peDIAtRIc DentIstRy

DR. caRl GauthieR JR. RHeumAtology

DR. Kasey cheNeVeRt HospItAlIst

DR. mohit KaPooR nepHRology

DR. ellswoRth J. RemsoN pHysIcAl meDIcIne & ReHABIlItAtIon

DR. bRiaN laDNeR oRtHopAeDIcs

DR. maRK DaViD east HospItAlIst

DR. sachiN sachDeV nepHRology

DR. michelle baRNum psycHIAtRy

DR. JuDsoN PeNtoN oRtHopAeDIcs

DR. stacy heimbuRGeR HospItAlIst

DR. suDheeR saNKaR nepHRology

DR. James sholtZ psycHIAtRy

DR. baRRett JohNstoN pAIn meDIcIne

DR. byRoN heRPich HospItAlIst

DR. KhawaJa JahaNGiR HospItAlIst

DR. RaFael RobleDo InteRnAl meDIcIne

top doctors in State New Orleans Magazine and Best Doctors Inc. recognized 12 members of the North Oaks Medical Staff as “Top Doctors” in 2011: Gynecologic Oncologist Patricia Braly; Family Practitioners Michael Dunn, Paul Guilbault and Ted Hudspeth; Anesthesiologist Rick Grisoli; Gynecologists William F. Beacham, William G. Black and Timothy Mooney; Hematologist/Oncologist David Oubre; Nephrologist Tahseen Rab; Emergency Medicine Physician Jay Smith; and Pulmonologist Arvind Yertha. In addition, Neurotologist Gerard Gianoli, MD, has consistently been named to the ranks of “America’s Top Doctors,” according to Castle Connolly Medical Limited, and “America’s Top Physicians” by Consumers’ Research Council of America.

top hospital

Louisiana Life magazine and HealthGrades rank North Oaks Medical Center as one of the state’s top hospitals and among the top 10 best facilities to receive gastrointestinal treatment and prostatectomies.

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standards for fUtUre sUccess

>> How We Do It …

Performance

ExcEllEncE • Quality/safety • clinical outcomes • strength of Workforce

• financial performance • corporate integrity

Patients Among Most Satisfied in Nation An upward trend in patient satisfaction rankings continues at all facilities within the health system. In the past year, we achieved a 52% increase in services with patient satisfaction scores among the top 10% of providers in the nation, as reported by an independent survey company.

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PErforMAncE

excellence

>> How We Do It …

financial performance With a focus on efficiency, North Oaks is committed to balanced financial strategies and smart growth to meet the needs of Northshore residents living along the I-12 corridor. Reinvesting in our Community North Oaks Health System is supported entirely by operating revenue and has not received tax monies since 1985. Excess 110 patient revenue is reinvested in the advanced medical technology, services and quality of life initiatives our patients and their families expect and deserve.

$127,451,673 $56,439,602 $61,623,000

Annual Payroll Charity Care and Bad Debt Capital Investments

Total Reinvestment

Independence

= North Oaks Location

55 Hammond Walker 10

> $245,514,275

12 Satsuma

Ponchatoula

Making Health Care More Convenient The opening of North Oaks Surgery Center in April increased the number of OR suites from eight to 12. The freestanding surgery center expands physician and patient scheduling options for outpatient procedures. Ten North Oaks Physician Group clinics are scheduled to move to a new 4-story medical office building on the North Oaks Medical Center campus. Located next to North Oaks Diagnostic Center and connected via a covered walkway, the Clinic Building’s location maximizes patient convenience and care coordination when outpatient testing or imaging is needed. See page 15 for an invitation to join in the Grand Opening Celebration on January 26.

Advanced diagnostics, progressive rehabilitation and an exceptional team of physicians are available to conveniently care for you at North Oaks-Livingston Parish Medical Complex, located less than 10 miles east of Denham Springs at I-12 Exit 19 Satsuma/Colyell. The spacious outpatient facility offers cardiology, radiology, laboratory and rehabilitation services with your physician’s order. Physicians services include specialties not previously offered locally, like rheumatology, orthopaedics, pediatrics and psychiatry. Visit www.northoaks.org/livingston for more information.

Making it Easier to Get a Doctor’s Appointment The North Oaks Physician Group grew to more than 50 physicians and nurse practitioners in 2011 with more scheduled to join in 2012. The group staffs more than 20 primary and specialty care clinics with a focus on convenient, efficient, high-quality patient care.

Soothing, Tranquil Setting The renovation of Outpatient Infusion was completed in August to create a soothing, tranquil environment. The project created a 4,000-square-foot space where patients can choose between private or group settings to receive chemo, IV or injection therapy based on their preferences and needs. 8

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the nose • Discharge of yellow or green mucus from the nose

Growing to Meet Your Expectations Meeting your expectations for privacy and convenience is the goal of our $55 million hospital expansion project. Scheduled for completion in 2012, major components of the 250,000-square-foot expansion include 65 private rooms, 12 outpatient surgery beds and 14 new intra-operative surgical suites. Plans also are underway to add more treatment areas to the ER, which is the second busiest in Louisiana.

• Headache • Fatigue • Sore throat • Bad Breath

Emerging Medicine

Benefits of the Balloon Sinuplasty Technology Robotic surgery for in Balloon Sinuplasty devices represent a new technology shorter the opening of blocked sinuses, and in manyhospital cases, stays, less Pain and without tissue or bone removal.

• Safe and effective • Minimally invasive • Reduced bleeding

Quicker Recovery

balloon sinuplasty™ for sinus Pressure and Pain Relief

corporate integrity One Patient, One Record, One Truth North Oaks officially kicked off implementation of Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology on Dec. 7, 2011 with industry leader, Epic. The $30 million “e-ONE Project” will allow the creation of digital medical records that can be shared securely across the health system, resulting in improved patient safety and quality of care.

clinical Research trials for New Illustration steps of a Balloon Sinuplasty in the Maxillary treatments sinus (cheek sinus): for Parkinson’s Disease and Using a thin sinus guide, the doctor threads a soft atraumatic guide wire into the blocked multiple sclerosis balloon rides over the guide wire into the sinus. The sinus balloon is gently inflated just e FINAL LOGO Approved 12/6/11

sinus passageway. The balloon is withdrawn and the sinus is irrigated. Finally, the guide

sinus remains open so that normal drainage reduces the incidence and severity of future

For more information on sinusitis or the Balloon Sinuplasty system, please visit hearing Restoration www.balloonsinuplasty.com

Deep brain stimulation for tremor and ocD control

Protecting Your Access to Care The American Hospital Association honored North Oaks Health System as the Louisiana Hospital Association’s “Grassroots Champion” for 2011. The award recognizes North Oaks’ efforts to help public officials understand how their decisions affect community hospitals’ ability to provide vital health care services our patients deserve.

Safety Champions

The ICU at North Oaks Medical Center used best practices in patient safety to achieve a central line infection-free year in 2011. The hospital is among 13 in the state participating in national efforts to eliminate health care acquired infections.

A Matter of Life, Disability or Death Rapid treatment can make the difference between a lifetime of disability or even death for a stroke patient. North Oaks is striving to improve outcomes for stroke patients by instituting best practices and working to become a certified Primary Stroke Center. See page 10 for information on identifying and responding to stroke warning signs. WWW.noRtHoAKs.oRg

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>fe at u r e

Know the SignS of

Stroke & Act

fast

Stroke, or brain attack, is the third leading cause of death among Americans. You may be able to protect yourself by knowing the warning signs and seeking treatment quickly at the nearest emergency room.

A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is suddenly stopped. often, it happens within seconds. Without fast action and proper medical attention, a stroke can result in long-term health effects and disability, blocked blood flow or even death.

tias>

About one-third of all strokes are preceded by one or more warning signs of a stroke, called transient Ischemic Attacks (tIAs). tIAs can occur days, weeks or even months before the stroke. tIAs are temporary interruptions of blood to the brain, whereby symptoms of stroke appear for a very short time and then disappear, usually from a few minutes to several hours, with complete recovery within 24 hours.

Sources:

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Dr. Patricio Espinosa, MD, MPH, of North Oaks Neurology Clinic

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Act

Remember FAST to identify stroke’s warning signs.

Seek emergency help immediately if any of these symptoms are observed:

Face

unfortunately, many patients do not seek immediate help when stroke symptoms appear. if care is delayed, it may be too late for new treatments

Arms

to be effective. Recognizing the warning signs of stroke and responding rapidly gives the patient the best probability for the most favorable recovery.

speech

For more information, speak with your primary care physician or visit the american heart association/ american stroke

time

association at www.strokeassociation.org.

you also may contact the association at 1-888-4-stRoKe. WWW.noRtHoAKs.oRg

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north oaks Medical staff

2012 quick physician finder many North oaks medical staff physicians are independent contractors and not employed by North oaks. Anesthesiology • Daniel A. Bayhi, MD (985) 345-2700 • Michael A. Cordone, MD (985) 345-2700 • Richard J. Grisoli, MD (985) 345-2700 • Michael R. Maher, MD (985) 345-2700 • Laurence M. May, MD (985) 345-2700 CArdiology • Frank J. Arena, MD (985) 340-1966 • Marc Bernstein, MD (985) 340-1966 • Jherie D. Ducombs, MD (985) 230-7350 • Keith G. Hickey, MD (985) 340-1966 • Bruce J. Iteld, MD (985) 340-1966 • William P. Kopfler, MD (985) 230-7350 • Douglas K. Mendoza, MD (985) 543-3664 • Ghiath M. Mikdadi, MD (985) 974-9278 • Claude T. Nesser, MD (985) 230-7350 • James M. Parker, MD (985) 230-7350 or (225) 686-4960 • Jay R. Silverstein, MD (985) 340-1966 dentistry, PediAtriC • Richard D. Olinde, DDS (985) 892-5942 • Thomas H. Wingo, DDS (985) 542-6855 • Joseph A. Yale, DDS (225) 664-2646 12

dermAtology • Robert W. Benson, MD (985) 370-7546 • Frank P. Henchy, MD (985) 542-9333 emergenCy mediCine • Dewey W. Blackwell, MD (985) 345-2700 • Brandon C. Cambre, MD (985) 345-2700 • Michael R. Christner, MD (985) 345-2700 • Helen E. Gaines, MD (985) 345-2700 • John B. Guidry, MD (985) 345-2700 • Mark E. Haile, MD (985) 345-2700 • Michael N. Harlan, MD (985) 345-2700 • Douglas B. Hill, MD (985) 345-2700 • Gary M. Mall, MD (985) 345-2700 • Geoffery L. Odom, MD (985) 345-2700 • Greg E. Parker, MD (985) 345-2700 • Thomas A. Reinecke, MD (985) 345-2700 • A. Gayden Robert Jr., MD (985) 345-2700 • Frederick J. Schouest, MD (985) 345-2700 • Robert J. Sigillito, MD (985) 345-2700 • Geoffrey K. Smith, MD (985) 345-2700 • Jay W. Smith, MD (985) 345-2700 • David L. Toups, MD (985) 345-2700 • David M. Wellmeyer, MD (985) 345-2700

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endoCrinology • Harold J. Miller, MD (985) 429-8168 FAmily mediCine • Gregory J. Allen, MD (985) 386-6198 • Michael A. Drapcho, MD (985) 230-5800 • Michael A. Dunn, MD (985) 543-3600 • Phillip H. Ehlers, MD (225) 686-4930 • Steve L. Gaudin, MD (985) 386-6198 • C. William Gilbreath, MD (985) 345-9606 • R. Paul Guilbault, MD (985) 230-5800 • Ted J. Hudspeth, MD (985) 543-3600 • Michael J. Kozel, MD (985) 386-5943 • Genesa Garofalo Kreisler, MD (985) 543-3600 • Christina M. Leal, MD (985) 230-5800 • Herbert G. Robinson III, MD (985) 230-1850 • Gerald J. Sparks, MD (985) 543-3600 • Edmund O. Spiller, MD (985) 230-5800 • Leonard Treanor, MD (985) 542-6251 • Hugo A. Valdes, MD (985) 230-5800 • John A. Walker Jr., MD (985) 345-9606 gAstroenterology • Dennis J. Booth, MD (985) 542-1334 or (985) 893-9592 • Lawrence L. Gensler, MD (985) 542-1334 or (985) 893-9592 • Gregory M. Mula, MD (985) 542-1334 or (985) 893-9592


north oaks Medical staff 2012 quick physician finder continued gAstroenterology continued • Jason B. Reina, MD (985) 542-1334 or (985) 893-9592 • Russell J. Wardlaw, MD (985) 542-1334 or (985) 893-9592 gyneCologiC onCology • Patricia S. Braly, MD (985) 892-2252 hosPitAl mediCine • Ghulam Arian, MD (985) 230-3068 • Kasey R. Chenevert, MD (985) 230-3068 • M. David East, DO (985) 230-3068 • Stacy Heimburger, MD (985) 230-3068 • Byron K. Herpich, MD (985) 230-3068 • Khawaja S. Jahangir, MD (985) 230-3068 • Shavkat Ruziev, MD (985) 230-3068 • Steven Youngblood, MD (985) 230-3068 inFeCtious diseAse • Marco A. Ruiz, MD (985) 230-3068 internAl mediCine • Lance Caulfield, MD (985) 542-6251 • D. Maury Drummond, MD (985) 542-6251 • Charles R. Ducombs, MD (985) 230-7675 • Anthony D. Haase III, MD (985) 878-4174 • J. Rhea Jones, MD (985) 542-6251 • George T. Keshelava, MD (985) 878-0066 • Jay Kumar, MD (985) 230-7675 • William G. Plunkett, MD (985) 230-7675 or (225) 686-4930 • Rafael Robledo, MD (985) 345-4484 • Nicholas C. Stevens, PhD, MD (985) 542-6251 • Felix L. Torres, MD (225) 686-4930 • M. Laughlin G. Winkler, MD (985) 345-4484 • Susan Zacharia, MD (985) 230-7675

neonAtology • Ivan A. Villalta, MD (985) 345-2700 nePhrology • John Angelo, MD (985) 845-9000 • Brandon K. Bean, MD (985) 419-9939 • Cheryl L. Brown, MD (985) 845-9000 • Mohit Kapoor, MD (985) 419-9939 • Michele L. Larroque, MD (985) 542-6251 • David R. Powers, MD (985) 419-9939 • S. Tahseen Rab, MD (985) 340-7868 • Matloob U. Rehman, MD (985) 878-1619 • Sachin H. Sachdev, MD (985) 340-7868 • Sudheer Sankar, MD (985) 867-8585 • John C. Simon, MD (985) 867-8585 • Daniel P. Tveit, MD (985) 867-8585 • Kimberly S. Williams, MD (985) 845-9000 • Sousan Zadeh, DO (985) 542-6251

obstetriCs & gyneCology continued • C. Mark Berry, MD (Gynecology Only) (985) 345-2555 • William G. Black, MD (Gynecology Only) (985) 542-0663 • Jaime M. Edwards, MD (985) 230-7650 or (225) 686-4960 • W. Jeremy Erwin, MD (985) 230-7650 or (225) 686-4960 • Dwan S. Mabry, MD (985) 542-0663 • Timothy J. Mooney, MD (Gynecology Only) (985) 345-2555 • Marya J. Porter, MD (985) 230-7650 or (225) 686-4960 • Deborah L. Shuman, MD (985) 230-7650 or (225) 686-4960 • Thuc B. Tran, MD (985) 230-7650 or (225) 686-4960 oCCuPAtionAl heAlth & WAlk-in CAre • Mark S. Daunis, MD (985) 230-5726, (225) 686-4900 or (225) 664-2111

• Richard W. Foster, MD (985) 230-5726, (225) 686-4900 or (225) 664-2111

• Catherine J. Laborde, MD (985) 230-5726, (225) 686-4900 or (225) 664-2111

• Alyssa C. Lyon, MD (985) 230-5726, (225) 686-4900 or (225) 664-2111

• Dennis J. Morris, MD (985) 230-5726, (225) 686-4900 or (225) 664-2111

neurology • Patricio S. Espinosa, MD (985) 230-7525 • Pervez Mussarat, MD (985) 542-9441 neurosurgery • David L. Masel, MD (985) 230-7400 or (225) 686-4960 • Lori E. Summers, MD (985) 419-7767 neurotology • Gerard J. Gianoli, MD (225) 293-6973 obstetriCs & gyneCology • Gary M. Agena, MD (985) 542-0663 • Brian Ashford, MD (985) 542-0663 • William F. Beacham, MD (Gynecology Only) (985) 542-0663

• Howard J. Raphael, MD (985) 230-5726, (225) 686-4900 or (225) 664-2111

• Sidney L. St. Amant, MD (985) 230-5726, (225) 686-4900 or (225) 664-2111

onCology • Greg A. Bizette, MD (985) 875-2828 • David N. Oubre, MD (985) 419-0025 • Alison M. Rome, MD (985) 419-0025 • Sumathi S. Smith, MD (985) 875-2828 oPhthAlmology • Daniel J. Dodson, MD (985) 230-3937 • Michael L. Fajoni, MD (985) 345-0050 • Eric D. Griener, MD (985) 542-3336 Continued on next PAge www.Northoaks.org

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north oaks Medical staff 2012 quick physician finder continued Continued From PAge 13 orAl & mAxilloFACiAl surgery • J. Skelly Kreller, DDS (985) 542-9608 orthoPAediCs • Brett J. Chiasson, MD (985) 350-6505 • Bryan S. Dudoussat, MD (985) 230-2663 or (225) 686-4900 • J. Larry Fambrough, MD (985) 542-1533 • J. Gregory Kinnett, MD (985) 230-2663 • Brian J. Ladner, MD (985) 230-2663 or (225) 686-4900 • Robert T. McAfee, MD (985) 542-1533 • Judson L. Penton, MD (985) 230-2663 or (225) 686-4900

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

rAdiology continued • John P. Miller, MD (985) 543-0210 • Randall E. Sellers, MD (985) 543-0210 • Robert E. Smith, MD (985) 543-0210 • Benjamin W. Wilkerson, MD (985) 543-0210 • Stephen M. Williams, MD (985) 543-0210

PhysiAtry • Ellsworth J. Remson, MD (985) 230-1860

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

otolAryngology (ent) • David M. Doan, MD (985) 345-3402 • Jeffrey B. LaCour, MD (985) 230-2630 or (225) 686-4960 • Nancy R. Mellin, MD (985) 542-9155 • Jacques C. Peltier, MD (985) 230-2630 or (225) 686-4960

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

PAin mediCine • Chad M. Domangue, MD (985) 892-8934 • Mohamed A. Elkersh, MD (985) 345-7246 • Barrett Johnston, MD (985) 345-7246 • Jonathan D. Thompson, MD (985) 892-8934

PsyChiAtry • Michelle L. Barnum, MD (225) 686-4995 or (985) 230-1880 • James W. Sholtz, MD (985) 875-7660

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

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

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

surgery–CArdio-thorACiC & PeriPherAl VAsCulAr • Charles J. DiCorte, MD (985) 875-2828 • Gregory J. Eckholdt, MD (985) 875-2828 • Jose Mena, MD (985) 875-2828

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

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

rAdiology • Roy DiVittorio, MD (985) 543-0210 • E. Michael Donner III, MD (985) 543-0210 • Edward R. Hernandez, MD (985) 543-0210

urology • Ralph Vincent Kidd III, MD (985) 542-7766 • Robert B. Kidd, MD (985) 542-1226 • Bonadelvert C. Suarez, MD (985) 542-1317

Visit www.northoaks.org/docs for additional “Physician Finder” resources. 14

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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, meetings and special events are complimentary unless otherwise specified.

Special Events

Classes for Families & Children Body Beautiful I: Puberty for Girls Feb. 16: 6 p.m. Breastfeeding Mar. 8: 6 p.m. Car Seat Fitting Station* Feb. 2 and Mar. 1: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at North Oaks Diagnostic Center in Hammond *By appointment only. Prenatal I: Families Under Construction Mar. 6: 6 p.m. Prenatal II: Labor & Delivery Mar. 13: 6 p.m. Prenatal III: Relaxation Techniques Mar. 20: 6 p.m. Prenatal IV: Infant Care (& Tour) Jan. 24 and Mar. 27: 6 p.m. Prenatal V: American Heart Association CPR for Family & Friends—$5 Jan. 31: 6 p.m. Prepared Childbirth—$40 Feb. 18: 9 a.m. Something for Siblings Mar. 8: 5 p.m.

Support Group Meetings Connection Peer Support Group (NAMI): 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 and Mar. 12 Diabetes Support Group: Feb. 7: 6 p.m.—“Healthy Food on a Budget” Mar. 7: 3 p.m.—“Dining Out with Diabetes” Family-to-Family Support Group (NAMI): 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and Mar. 15 Families Touching Families—Filling the Gap: 10 a.m. Jan. 28; Feb. 11, 25; and Mar. 10, 24

Come celebrate with the North Oaks Physician Group at the Grand Opening Celebration for their new Clinic Building on the North Oaks Medical Center campus. The new 4-story, 80,000-squarefoot facility houses 10 primary and specialty clinics and provides access to more than 20 physicians. For more information, call North Oaks Communications at (985) 230-6647 or (225) 686-4885.

Northlake Area Transplant Support Group: 7 p.m. Mar. 1 Tighten Up Support Group: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 13 and Mar. 12 Note: If you have bereavement support needs or questions, please call North Oaks Hospice at (985) 230-7620 for information on available community resources.

American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR—$30 (for medical professionals) Feb. 8 and Mar. 7: 5 p.m.

American Heart Association First Aid—$30 Jan. 26: 5 p.m.

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION Jan. 26 5-5:30 p.m.—Ribbon Cutting Program 5:30-7 p.m.—Tours 15813 Paul Vega, MD, Drive in Hammond

Group Living with Affective Disorders Support Group: 6 p.m. Jan. 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27; and Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26

CPR & First Aid Classes

American Heart Association Heartsaver AED CPR—$20 (for the layperson) Feb. 23 and Mar. 22: 5 p.m.

NORTH OAkS CLINIC BUILDING

Feb. 4, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.: North Oaks Diagnostic Center, Hammond Feb. 25, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.: North Oaks-Livingston Parish Medical Complex, Livingston Be good to your heart during American Heart Month! This event can help you identify your risk for heart disease and make healthy lifestyle changes. It will feature complimentary screenings, a health fair, heart-healthy cooking demos and seminars on hot health topics. Screenings require appointments. Call the North Oaks Special Events Line at (985) 230-7577 or (225) 686-4897 to schedule an appointment.

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. WWW.noRtHoAKs.oRg

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Volume 14 • Number 1 | First Quarter 2012 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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With a focus on our patients, community and one another, North Oaks Health System is dedicated to promoting wellness, restoring health and providing comfort. ©2012 North Oaks Health System

Welcomes

Dr. Jaime M. Edwards

“I strive to educate patients on preventative care and encourage them to live a more active, healthy life. I look forward to caring for women through all of life’s stages.” Jaime M. Edwards, MD

Dr. Jaime M. Edwards is now accepting new patients. Left to right: Keri G. Burkes, APRN, WHNP, Deborah L. Shuman, MD, Marya J. Porter, MD, W. Jeremy Erwin, MD, Thuc B. Tran, MD, (seated) Jaime M. Edwards, MD

Call (985) 230-7650 (Hammond) or (225) 686-4960 (Livingston) to schedule an appointment.

Now located in the North Oaks Clinic Building on the campus of North Oaks Medical Center

15813 Paul Vega, MD, Drive | Suite 200 Hammond | (985) 230-7650 North Oaks Multispecialty Group 17199 Spring Ranch Road | Suite 210 Livingston | (225) 686-4960 Most Insurances Accepted

www.northoaks.org

A Powerful Partnership in the Fight Against Breast Cancer North Oaks and the Baton Rouge affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure™ and area health care providers are using a $100,000 grant to increase the number of women screened for breast cancer in Livingston, Tangipahoa and St. Helena Parishes with a voucher program for free screening mammograms. Call (985) 230-6647 or (225) 686-4885 to find out where to get a voucher. The program ends Feb. 29, 2012.

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