Office of the Secretary

June 18, 2008
DHH Secretary Alan Levine was joined in New Orleans today by Dr. Fred Cerise, LSU System vice president for health affairs and medical education and Dr. Benjamin Sachs, senior vice president of Tulane University and dean of the School of Medicine to deliver the results of a review of the proposed business plan for an Academic Medical Center in New Orleans. After seeking input from outside stakeholders, leadership from DHH, LSU and Tulane made revisions to several areas of the business plan, resulting in the next step toward a destination academic medical center for New Orleans.
June 18, 2008
New Orleans - DHH Secretary Alan Levine was joined in New Orleans today by Dr. Fred Cerise, LSU System vice president for health affairs and medical education and Dr. Benjamin Sachs, senior vice president of Tulane University and dean of the School of Medicine to deliver the results of a review of the proposed business plan for an Academic Medical Center in New Orleans. After seeking input from outside stakeholders, leadership from DHH, LSU and Tulane made revisions to several areas of the business plan, resulting in the next step toward a destination academic medical center for New Orleans.
June 05, 2008
At an event with the Children’s Coalition for Northeast Louisiana in Monroe today, Governor Bobby Jindal was joined by Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Alan Levine to announce that DHH has surpassed its enrollment goals for the year and enrolled an additional 11,000 Louisiana children from lower-income and working families into health insurance programs since January.
April 23, 2008
“I applaud Senator Willie Mount and the other members of the Louisiana Senate who are co-sponsoring legislation giving consumers cost and quality information about their health care system.
April 23, 2008
“I applaud Senator Willie Mount and the other members of the Louisiana Senate who are co-sponsoring legislation giving consumers cost and quality information about their health care system.
April 09, 2008
Baton Rouge – Today, Alan Levine, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, and Dr. Fred Cerise, Vice President for Health Affairs and Medical Education with Louisiana State University, released the following joint statement:
March 24, 2008
Baton Rouge – Gov. Bobby Jindal announced today a legislative package he is proposing to strengthen Louisiana’s behavioral health care system. The package of four bills is designed to create standards for local behavioral health agencies, allow for the use of telemedicine technology in the assessment and treatment of persons with mental illness if there is a shortage of available professionals, and create a mental health crisis safety net infrastructure for people in crisis.
February 20, 2008
Baton Rouge – DHH Secretary Alan Levine announced today the appointment of M. Rony Francois, M.D. as Assistant Secretary for the Department of Health and Hospitals – Office of Public Health. Francois previously has served as the Secretary of Health for the State of Florida, one of the largest public health agencies in the United States.
December 10, 2007
With a click of a mouse and several quick keystrokes, doctors in Louisiana’s rural hospitals will soon have instant access to a patient’s medical information if it is stored electronically.
December 10, 2007
Baton Rouge – With a click of a mouse and several quick keystrokes, doctors in Louisiana’s rural hospitals will soon have instant access to a patient’s medical information if it is stored electronically.