Lakeview Regional Medical Center

  • Calling All Men of St. Tammany Parish: Are You Tough Enough?

    Calling All Men of St. Tammany Parish: Are You Tough Enough?

    November 14, 2014

    The St. Tammany Parish Library Association and Lakeview Regional Medical Center are proud to announce a partnership to host “Are You Tough Enough….To Get Healthy? An Event For Men Who Don’t Think They Need A Doctor .” This free event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the new Madisonville branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library. Ladies are also welcome to attend.

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  • Lakeview Regional Recognized for Outstanding Record in Patient Safety Awarded an “A” in Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score

    Lakeview Regional Recognized for Outstanding Record in Patient Safety Awarded an “A” in Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score

    November 13, 2014

    Lakeview Regional Medical Center was honored with an “A” grade in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. Only 31-percent of hospitals across the country achieved this high grade. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog.

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  • Lakeview Regional Medical Center Earns “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®” Recognition from the Joint Commission

    Lakeview Regional Medical Center Earns “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®” Recognition from the Joint Commission

    November 13, 2014

    Lakeview Regional Medical Center today announced it has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Lakeview Regional was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

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  • Got Pink? Lakeview Regional Medical Center Goes Pink for You

    Got Pink? Lakeview Regional Medical Center Goes Pink for You

    October 09, 2014

    Lakeview Regional Medical Center will celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by offering routine digital mammograms for $50 throughout the entire month of October. Lakeview Regional Medical Center Women’s Center is the most technologically progressive hospital on the Northshore, committed to the fight against breast cancer; and the only facility with the technology and staff to offer immediate results if a screening mammogram is abnormal. Call (985) 867-3890 to schedule an appointment.

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  • Lakeview Regional Medical Center Announces New Cardiologist

    Lakeview Regional Medical Center Announces New Cardiologist

    September 29, 2014

    Lakeview Regional Medical Center is proud to announce the addition of Dr. George J. Smith, MD, a physician practicing Interventional Cardiology and specializing in coronary and peripheral interventions. He has 26 years of clinical and interventional cardiology experience, including experience with two cardiac transplant centers. Dr. Smith trained with the originator of thrombolytic therapy in acute myocardial infarction in New York City, and pioneered the development of coronary directional, rotational and laser atherectomy, as well as coronary and peripheral stenting in the Mid-South.

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  • Lakeview Regional Celebrates St Tammany Teachers with a $5 Jewelry & Accesory Sale

    Lakeview Regional Celebrates St Tammany Teachers with a $5 Jewelry & Accesory Sale

    September 23, 2014

    Lakeview Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce its 3rd annual $5 Jewelry & Accessory Sale for the faculty and staff of the St. Tammany Parish school system will take place on Thursday, October 23 from 3pm – 6pm at the hospital. All teachers, administration and others employed by St. Tammany Parish Schools are invited for an afternoon of food, beverage, shopping, and drawings for exciting prizes, including iPads and a 3-hour limo ride.

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  • ACCESS & Lakeview Regional to Host 5th Annual Boo Fest

    ACCESS & Lakeview Regional to Host 5th Annual Boo Fest

    September 11, 2014

    The 5th annual Boo Fest will be held on the grounds of Lakeview Regional Medical Center on Saturday, October 25th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event benefits and serves children with disabilities and their families, but is open to children of all abilities. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. for special needs families. The main gate opens at 10 a.m. and admission is only $1.

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  • Lakeview Regional Announces New Chief Nursing Officer

    Lakeview Regional Announces New Chief Nursing Officer

    June 24, 2014

    Lakeview Regional Medical Center announces Shaun Armontrout, MSN, RN will join the Senior Management Team as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). A seasoned healthcare executive with more than 13 years of experience within Hospital Corporation of America (Lakeview Regional Medical Center’s parent company), Armontrout will assume her new duties on June 23, 2014.

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  • HCA Earns Recognition on Computerworld’s List of 100 Best Places to Work in IT

    HCA Earns Recognition on Computerworld’s List of 100 Best Places to Work in IT

    June 23, 2014

    HCA, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, today announced that for a sixth consecutive year the company has earned national recognition as one of the best workplaces for information technology professionals.

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  • First Robotic Assisted Gastric Sleeve Surgery Performed in Region

    June 18, 2014

    Lakeview Regional Medical Center is the first and only hospital on the Northshore to perform robotic assisted gastric sleeve surgery. On June 6, 2014, Dr. Ruary O’Connell completed three robotic assisted sleeve gastrectomies. The gastric sleeve procedure is a surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach along the greater curvature.

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  • Medical Director Speaks with WWL-TV on Hurricane Preparedness

    Medical Director Speaks with WWL-TV on Hurricane Preparedness

    June 18, 2014

    On WWL-TV Dr. George Barnes, Lakeview Regional Medical Center Medical Director, reminds residents to be prepared in advance, and in the event of a hurricane making landfall in our area to be mindful of the dangers that lurk following a storm.

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  • Lakeview Regional Medical Center Releases Online Portal to Patients

    Lakeview Regional Medical Center Releases Online Portal to Patients

    May 21, 2014

    Patients can now view their allergies, conditions, discharge summaries, hospital visit histories, lab results, medications, medication instructions, lab results, radiology reports and upcoming appointments from anywhere with internet access. Patients can also download and print this information so it is readily available for scheduled appointments, referral visits or when supporting a loved one’s care.

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  • “Lakeview Lunch and Learns” Begin Thursday, May 8

    “Lakeview Lunch and Learns” Begin Thursday, May 8

    May 02, 2014

    Lakeview Regional Medical Center is launching a new education series for employees, physicians, volunteers and general public which we are calling "Lakeview Lunch and Learns."

    The first Lunch and Learn topic is on Thursday, May 8, at 11 a.m. and at 11:30 a.m. with Dr. Frank Arena presenting: "A Frank Talk with Dr. Frank: The Latest in Treatment for Venous Disease Including DVTs and Pulmonary Embolism."

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  • Junior League of Greater Covington and Lakeview Regional to Host Girls’ Health Day

    Junior League of Greater Covington and Lakeview Regional to Host Girls’ Health Day

    April 24, 2014

    Lakeview Regional Medical Center, in collaboration with the Junior League of Greater Covington, will host a Girls’ Health Day on Saturday, May 3rd from 9am until 1pm. on the Lakeview Regional Medical Center campus.

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  • Lakeview Regional Behavioral Health Center Moves to New Location

    Lakeview Regional Behavioral Health Center Moves to New Location

    April 24, 2014

    Lakeview Regional Medical Center is proud to announce the grand opening of the new location of its Behavioral Health Center on Thursday, April 24, located on the hospital campus at 95 Judge Tanner Blvd. in Covington.

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  • Hospital Corporation Of America Named One Of Ethisphere Institute’s World’s Most Ethical Companies For Fifth Consecutive Year

    Hospital Corporation Of America Named One Of Ethisphere Institute’s World’s Most Ethical Companies For Fifth Consecutive Year

    March 27, 2014

    Hospital Corporation of America (NYSE: HCA), a leading healthcare provider with 164 hospitals and 115 ambulatory surgery centers in 20 states and London, England, has been named one of the Ethisphere Institute’s 2014 World’s Most Ethical Companies. This is the fifth consecutive year HCA has achieved this recognition from Ethisphere, an independent center of research, best practices and thought leadership that promotes best practices in corporate ethics and governance. There are 144 organizations on Ethisphere’s 2014 World’s Most Ethical Companies. HCA is one of only eight healthcare services organizations honored this year.

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  • Lakeview Regional Invites All Your Little “Peeps” to the Kids’ Town “EGGS”travaganza

    Lakeview Regional Invites All Your Little “Peeps” to the Kids’ Town “EGGS”travaganza

    March 18, 2014

    Lakeview Regional Medical Center is excited to announce that it will host the Kids’ Town EGGStravaganza on “the Green” on Sunday, April 13th from noon until 4pm. The event, taking place adjacent the pond facing the hospital, will feature three different age-level Easter egg hunts, special eggs with Elmer Candy coupons, food and drink, arts & crafts tents, entertainment, photos with the Easter Bunny, and new this year—Corporate Baby Duck Beauty Pageant.

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  • Lakeview has a Certified Lymphedema Therapist for Upper/Lower Extremities

    Lakeview has a Certified Lymphedema Therapist for Upper/Lower Extremities

    March 12, 2014

    Lymphedema is one of the most poorly understood, relatively underestimated, and least researched complications of cancer or its treatment. Lymphedema has been reported to occur within days and up to 30 years after treatment for breast cancer. Eighty percent of patients experience onset within 3 years of surgery; the remainder develop edema at a rate of 1% per year. Lakeview has a Certified Lymphedema Therapist that offers treatment for upper and lower extremity swelling. Since there is no cure for lymphedema, the goal of treatment is to reduce the swelling and to maintain the reduction. The treatment involves Manual Lymph Drainage, Graduated Compression Garments, Therapeutic Exercises, Meticulous Skin Care and Patient education on all Manual Lymph Drainage and exercises.

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  • Lakeview Regional Stroke Center Receives Certification From The Joint Commission  And American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Award

    Lakeview Regional Stroke Center Receives Certification From The Joint Commission And American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Award

    February 24, 2014

    Lakeview Regional Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its Primary Stroke Center, the first and only of its kind on the Northshore, by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care.

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  • Lakeview Regional Medical Center Surgeon Performs First Single-Site Robotic Gall Bladder Removal on the Northshore

    Lakeview Regional Medical Center Surgeon Performs First Single-Site Robotic Gall Bladder Removal on the Northshore

    February 10, 2014

    Surgical Specialist Dr. James Christopher has performed the first single-site (single incision) robotic gall bladder removal on the Northshore using the da Vinci® Si robot at Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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