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Medsafe Medication Disposal – How We Are Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

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.

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Outpatient Wound Care Clinic Now Open

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.

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New State of the Art Medical Laboratory Now Open

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 ft² (560 m²) 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.

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TeleStroke Program at PCGH Continuing to Expedite Patient Treatment

In May 2011, Pointe Coupee General Hospital implemented the stroke telemedicine program that provides access to a stroke neurologist at all times of the day and night. This program was established with grant funds from the Department of Health and Hospitals’ Disease and Stroke Prevention Program (DHH/HDSP) in a partnership with Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

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