Originally introduced in late July 2020 for adult volunteers ages 18-85 and November 2020 for adolescents ages 12-17, the Pfizer Phase 2/3 trial – with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) emergency approval – is now seeking children volunteers ages 5-11, with the goal of enrolling children as young as six months old in the near future.
At 75,000 square feet, it is double in size of the previous cancer center, increasing capacity to offer more high-quality cancer services and advanced clinical research than have ever been available on the Northshore.
Located at 8040 Goodwood Blvd., in Baton Rouge, Associates in Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine has been committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all newborns, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults for decades.
Virtual therapy visits are a convenient option for a variety of appointments, including addressing pandemic-related stress or other behavioral health issues such as grief and loss counseling, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders and insomnia. The virtual therapy program for Louisiana educators will cover four virtual therapy visits for Louisiana public school teachers and support staff at all K-12 school systems and early child care centers that serve children from birth to age four.
The Acadiana Region projects will create a combined 1,221 new direct jobs, and Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in a combined 992 new indirect jobs, for a total of more than 2,200 new jobs.
Thirteen Ochsner Health facilities, including five partner facilities, earned an ‘A’ Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national distinction recognizing the health system’s achievements protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.
Housed within the Boh Center (located at 1319 Jefferson Highway and adjacent to Ochsner Health Center for Children) the new multi-disciplinary Autism Clinic is designed to assess children ages two through four years old for suspected Autism spectrum disorder. The multi-disciplinary team, which consists of a medical developmental specialist, a psychologist, a speech pathologist and a social worker, works together to complete a comprehensive evaluation and if a diagnosis is made, develops a personalized treatment plan for each patient.