PCGH to Host “AHEC of a Summer” for the Thirteenth Year
Pointe Coupee General Hospital will host the “AHEC of a Summer” for the thirteenth year this summer. Area high school students interested in pursuing health care careers are given the opportunity to receive a first-hand introduction to various health occupations through the Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) program. These students observe health care professionals at work, participate in some of the health care professional’s job responsibilities, and receive CPR training. In addition the students visit area health care organizations such as the Pennington Research Center, Louisiana State Crime Lab, LSU Veterinary School, AASI Academy and are exposed to medical practices such as “ suturing, casting, dissection of cows’ eyes, heart, brain, and fetal pigs in the classroom setting.
Dania Tolliver, RN, BSN, coordinates this meaningful program at Pointe Coupee General Hospital in conjunction with CLAHEC representative Nan Ewing, Health Care Careers Director for CLAHEC and Joyce Landry, Assistant. The program this year will begin on June 2 and end on June 20th. Pointe Coupee General Hospital is proud of the fact that several of the former AHEC graduates have pursued heath care careers and are now working at this hospital. These hospital employees consider the program an excellent way of introducing the many options associated with health care careers.
Student participants for 2014 are:
Pointe Coupee General Hospital’s primary goal is to always deliver high-quality care to our patients, which is why we use advanced, digital mammography technology. With digital mammography, the radiologist reviews electronic images of the breast using special high-resolution monitors.
Pointe Coupee General Hospital, Arbor Family Health, and Central Louisiana AHEC are hosting a prescription drug take back event on April 11, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Scott Civic Center. All medications will be accepted at this event. Scheduled medications should be in a container in order to be disposed.
More than 50% of those who abused opoids did not have a prescription and many obtained these drugs for free from friends or relatives. With Louisiana in the midst of a tragic opioid epidemic, we’re asking for your help. Clean out your medicine cabinets and bring your unneeded or expired drugs to our drug take-back boxes.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Is it time for your screening? Regular screening, beginning at age 50, is the key to preventing colorectal cancer. Don’t assume you’re too young for colorectal cancer. When people stop assuming, they get screened, they reach out for support, they pay attention to their symptoms, and they advocate for their health.
On the first Friday of every February, which is designated as American Heart Month, the nation comes together, igniting a wave of red from coast to coast. From landmarks to news anchors and neighborhoods to online communities; this annual groundswell unites millions of people for a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke.
The program will allow a specialist from Our Lady of the Lake Heart & Vascular Institute in Baton Rouge to connect with the team of healthcare providers at Pointe Coupee General Hospital in real-time in order to provide patients outside of Baton Rouge with specialty care.
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.
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.