American Heart Month Recognized

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.

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Free Diabetes Education Program

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.

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Sleep Disorders Center Now Open

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.

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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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PCGH Receives Excellent Clinical Ranking

In recent data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Pointe Coupee General Hospital was ranked 76 out of 1,134 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States in clinical quality. The analysis is intended to provide Critical Access Hospitals with an estimate of their performance potential under a scenario for the Critical Access Hospital Value-Based Purchasing program.

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Health Service District Sales and use Tax Renewal

The Pointe Coupee Health Services District is proposing the renewal of the 10 year, ¼ of 1% sales and use tax. The proposition will be on the ballot on Tuesday, November 8th. The 10 year sales tax was first passed in 1987. The voters of Pointe Coupee again passed the 10 year ¼ of 1% tax in 1997 and again in 2007.

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Telecardiology Program

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.

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