Our Year in Review
Pointe Coupee General Hospital was busy in 2011!
11,915 Emergency Room Visits
24,121 Total Outpatient Visits
16,599 Laboratory Visits
4,828 Radiology Visits
1,118 Mammography Visits
1,618 Ultrasound Visits
1,017 Cardiopulmonary Services
671 Ct Scans
274 MRI Scans
260 Outpatient Infusions
The committed team of healthcare professionals at Pointe Coupee General Hospital is proud to report these patient statistics for the year 2011. Overall more than 65,000 services were provided to the public last year. We pride ourselves on providing professional, quality, dedicated care to each person who enters our facility. Thank you for choosing Pointe Coupee General Hospital!
Each year during the month of February is known as American Heart Month. This annual awareness unites millions of people for a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke. Throughout the month, Pointe Coupee General Hospital held multiple initiates to help raise money and support for the American Heart Association.
In the United States, approximately 30 million persons are living with diabetes and 84 million with pre-diabetes according to the CDC. However, type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed through a structured lifestyle change program that promotes weight loss, healthy eating, and increased physical activity.
Think you may be experiencing sleep apnea? Is getting diagnosed with sleep apnea a big deal? Yes, it is! Sleep apnea can be directly linked with life-threatening conditions such as heart attack, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, and excessive daytime sleepiness.
Pointe Coupee General Hospital Wound Care Clinic treats patients with non-healing wounds that require an advanced level of care. Wounds typically treated at the clinic include those that are especially difficult to heal, such as diabetic, venous, and pressure ulcers. Internal injuries will also be treated at the wound clinic, including the late effects of radiation, osteomyelitis, and crush injuries.
On January 12, 2016, Governor John Bel Edwards signed an executive order (JBE 16-01) to begin the process for expanding Medicaid in Louisiana no later than July 1, 2016. Expansion will make Medicaid available to the 300,000 to 450,000 adults living in Louisiana who do not currently qualify for full Medicaid coverage and cannot afford to buy private health insurance.
Pointe Coupee General Hospital continues its efforts to improve quality of care for local health care consumers, most recently opening a brand new 6,000 ft.² state of the art lab. PCGH Administrator Chad Olinde and Lab Manager Yvette Major Garrett announce that the new lab will provide 24 hour a day, 7 day a week lab services to meet the needs of the emergency room, as well as, patients admitted to the hospital.
Every September, the nation joins together to celebrate National Recovery Month. The 2013 Recovery Month theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Together on Pathways to Wellness,” represents the many ways that people can prevent behavioral health issues, seek treatment, and sustain recovery as part of a commitment to living a mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually healthy life.
Join our hospital team in the Geaux Lite Louisiana Statewide Hospital Weight Loss Challenge! It is a fun, free, 6-month competition in which hospital teams, made up of staff, family members, individuals and Community Partners, compete to get healthy.
The upcoming month of September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month thus providing an excellent opportunity to present information about this serious disease.