PCGH Hosts AHEC for the Eighteenth Year
The “AHEC of a Summer” program is an exciting opportunity for ninth, tenth and eleventh grade students with at least a 2.0 GPA who are interested in pursing a healthcare career. These students are given a chance to explore different career opportunities in medicine by volunteering at local hospitals. During the fifteen-day period in June, the students rotate through various hospital departments and job shadow practicing healthcare professionals.
They are able to obtain first hand knowledge about a variety of healthcare fields, learn about health issues and patient care, gain CPR certification and practice taking vital signs, attend interactive workshops, and participate in field trips.
The program is a state accredited elective course and students earn ½ unit of high school elective credit upon successful completion of the program.
The A-HEC of a Summer program is an exciting opportunity for ninth, tenth and eleventh grade students with at least a 2.0 GPA who are interested in pursing a healthcare career. These students are given a chance to explore different career opportunities in medicine by volunteering at local hospitals. During the fifteen-day period in June, the students rotate through various hospital departments and job shadow practicing healthcare professionals.
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.
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.
The Sisters of St. Joseph Medical Plaza has now been in operation for a year! The 11,000 ft.² clinic is home to five family practice physicians and a nurse practitioner who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of "a wide range of illnesses and medical issues."
Pointe Coupee General Hospital will host the “AHEC of a Sumer for the thirteenth year this summer. Area high school students interested in pursuing health care careers are given the opportunity to receive a firsthand introduction to various health occupations. These students observe health care professionals at work, participate in some of the health care professional’s job responsibilities, and receive CPR training.
Breast cancer does not discriminate. It can affect women and men regardless of age or race. In 2011, it was estimated that over 290,000 new cases of breast cancer were discovered. Over 2000 of these cases were in men. Alarmingly, over 39,500 women and 450 men will die from this dreaded disease this year.
The Pointe Coupee General Hospital Emergency Department continually strives to ensure that those seeking emergent treatment receive the best care possible. Currently the department treats over 1000 patients per month. A physician staffs the department 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Licensed nursing personnel assigned to the Emergency Department must be ACLS, PALS and TNCC certified.
The bath salts drug has chemically nothing to do with the bath salts we place in our bath tub such as Epsom salt. The bath salts drug's white crystals resemble the bath salts we use in bathing but are not the same. The illegal street chemists have marketed the bath salts drug as “bath salts – not for human consumption” under names such as Ivory Wave and Vanilla Sky. By doing this they have been able to avoid the bath salts drug being labeled as illegal.