Department

March 13, 2015
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), the Louisiana March of Dimes and a group of Louisiana hospitals announced a new, voluntary 40-Week Initiative today. The Go the Full 40 Initiative is a voluntary pledge by hospitals to end non-medically indicated induced pregnancies, which helps reduce c-section rates and ensures newborns reach 40 weeks gestation.
March 12, 2015
A press conference with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), Louisiana March of Dimes and representatives from Louisiana hospitals to announce new efforts to support healthy birth outcomes across the state.
March 05, 2015
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) awarded a $255,000 loan to the town of Bernice through the State's Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund (DWRLF).
March 04, 2015
Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols announced today that state government offices will be closed today, March 5 in the following parishes across Louisiana where hazardous driving conditions and scattered power outages are forecast due to winter weather conditions.
March 02, 2015
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) has accepted an invitation from the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) to join health care leaders for a community meeting on Tuesday, March 3 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Star Hill Baptist Church to discuss access to health care services in Mid City and North Baton Rouge. Hospital leaders will discuss how they are expanding access to care for the Mid City community, including both increased emergency room access and expanded access to urgent care clinics for some individuals without insurance.
February 26, 2015
Gov. Bobby Jindal and officials with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), and Louisiana State Police (LSP) announced the ban of a new synthetic marijuana compound called "5f-ADB" this week.
February 20, 2015
Today, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) and a group of Baton Rouge-area hospitals announced changes to expand access to urgent and emergency room (ER) care for individuals in the Baton Rouge Community. Those changes include increasing and aligning access hours and capacity for urgent care visits at the LSU Health Baton Rouge urgent care clnic on North Foster Drive (effective March 23), other clinic service expansions and efforts by Baton Rouge-area hospitals to increase emergency department (ED) capacity.
February 06, 2015
Today, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Kliebert announced the appointment of Hugh Eley as deputy secretary upon the departure of Courtney Phillips.
February 04, 2015
Yesterday, The Advocate published a story entitled “Baton Rouge General to close its Mid-City emergency room” by Marsha Shuler. The story contained several factual inaccuracies and excluded important information.
February 03, 2015
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), along with leaders from Baton Rouge General Medical Center (BRG), the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) and Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center (OLOL), announced plans to collaborate on a new model of health care for Mid City Baton Rouge.