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Opelousas General Health System Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week & National Breastfeeding Month

Proclaimed by Mayor Donald Cravins in 2013, that August be recognized as National Breastfeeding Month by the City of Opelousas and the Parish of St. Landry, and because World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated internationally August 1-7, Opelousas General Health System plans to celebrate by hosting a free Community Baby Shower.

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Dr. Kalyan Veerina, interventional cardiologist at Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) in Opelousas, is the first in the area to use the Lightning Bolt™ 7 system by Penumbra, Inc. to extract blood clots quickly and efficiently from peripheral arteries. The procedure was performed at Opelousas General Health System.

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Experienced Medical Oncologists, New Services Available at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at Opelousas General Health System

Opelousas General Health System (OGHS) and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center (Mary Bird Perkins) have announced that two long-time oncologists, Bryan Bienvenu, M.D. and David Hanson, M.D., FACP are now accepting patients at the Cancer Center located on OGHS’ South Campus, 3983 I-49 S. Service Rd.

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Opelousas General Health System Selects Hall of Fame Inductees

The legacy of five individuals who exemplified service and dedication will be recognized and honored during the fifth annual Opelousas Health System Hall of Fame Gala scheduled for Friday, February 10, 2023, at Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino Event Center, in Opelousas, LA. The event starts at 7:00 p.m. with a cocktail hour beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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Opelousas General Health System Receives Achievement Through 2022 Digital Most Wired Survey

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), has released their coveted Digital Health Most Wired Survey results for the 2022 data collection period. Opelousas General Health System is proud to announce our Level 8 achievement for the Acute survey selection. OGHS has been recognized as a Most Wired facility 11 times since 2005.

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Congratulations to Carla Lavergne, BSN, RN and Mary Soileau, RN

The Louisiana State Nurses Association District 4 recently celebrated Acasiana’s top 25 nurses.  These nurses were nominated by their peers and selected after a rigorous blind review.  These honorees were chosen for displaying exemplary practice in their field.  Among the 25 selected were Carla Lavernge, BSN, RN and Mary Soileau, RN, both employed by OGHS.