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A New Dimension of Care: Advancements in Lung Cancer Diagnosis

In the past, to effectively diagnose most lung lesions, doctors had to rely on traditional bronchoscopy or a needle biopsy, which may result in a collapsed lung. Some patients even had to undergo ...

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Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon Kim Poludnianyk, DO Joins Memorial Medical Group

Memorial Medical Group welcomes Kim Poludnianyk, DO, a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon and orthopedic trauma surgeon to its staff. Dr. Poludnianyk comes to Memorial from Bay ...

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Lake Charles Memorial Now a Primary Stroke Center

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval ® and the American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Primary Stroke Certification. Lake ...

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Free Seminar: Adult Vaccination Information Station

Vaccines are normally associated with babies and toddlers who are just starting out in life. However, adults and seniors need to stay up on their vaccines, too! Not just for themselves, but to protect ...

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Pulmonology Associates Moves Office

Memorial Medical Group Pulmonary Associates has relocated to the 3 rd Floor of the medical office building at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. Pulmonologists Craig Broussard, MD, Clifford Courville, ...

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For Your Skinformation, Protecting Yourself from Skin Cancer

Southwest Louisiana is known for being a sportsman's paradise. Between weekends on the lake fishing, time spent in stadiums cheering on our favorite teams to back yard barbecues by the pool-most ...

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Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon Jeffrey Balazsy, MD Joins Memorial Medical Group

Memorial Medical Group welcomes Jeffrey Balazsy, MD, a board-certified and fellowship-trained adult and pediatric orthopaedic surgeon and orthopaedic trauma surgeon to its staff. Dr. Balazsy comes to ...

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Lake Charles Memorial Welcomes Robbin Odom as VP of Safety & Quality

Robbin Odom is the new Vice President of Safety & Quality for Lake Charles Memorial Health System. She comes to Memorial with more than 25 years of nurse executive experience and will be ...

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Free Seminar: Success in Spite of Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is a condition where the heart is not able to pump blood well enough to function as effectively as it should. It can be caused by any number of things and, as a result, ...

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Dr. Cohen Tops in the World on TruMatch Knee Replacements

Orthopeadic Surgeon, Nathan Cohen, MD, ranks #1 in the world for the most knee replacements done using the TruMatch Technology developed by DePuy Orthopaedics. Dr. Cohen has performed 1,271 of these ...

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Be Fast: Responding to Strokes

Nearly 800,000 people suffer from a stroke every year in the United States. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a stroke and getting treatment quickly can lead to a better prognosis—which is ...

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Lake Charles Memorial Welcomes Gerald Bryant as Chief Nursing Officer

Gerald Bryant returns to Lake Charles Memorial Health System as Executive Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer. He previously served as Vice President of Patient Care Services at Memorial in the ...

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Memorial Medical Group Oncologist to Hold Office Hours in DeRidder

Memorial Medical Group Oncologist Michael Bergeron, MD, will now see patients at the Memorial Medical Group office located at 109 West 4 th Street in DeRidder on Wednesdays. The move is in affiliation ...

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Free Seminar: Minimally Invasive, Massively Effective: Treating Colorectal Cancers With Surgery

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States - and one of the most common cancers in our area. Prevention and early detection through healthy lifestyle and ...

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Memorial Medical Group Orthopaedic Surgeon to Hold Office Hours in DeRidder

Memorial Medical Group Orthopaedic Surgeon Robert Moukarzel, MD, now sees patients on Thursday mornings at the Memorial Medical Group office located at 109 West 4 th Street in DeRidder. The move is in ...

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Free Seminar: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm the Silent Killer

Sometimes it’s the illnesses that you can’t see that can be the most harmful. Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is the enlargement of the abdominal aorta. It is rarely symptomatic unless it ...

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Lake Charles Memorial Heart & Vascular Center Named One of the Best in the Country

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the top programs in the nation for Medical Excellence in interventional coronary care. The award comes from CareChex® — an ...

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Memorial Medical Group Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist to Hold Office Hours in DeRidder

Memorial Medical Group Ear, Nose and Throat specialist Samuel Sprehe, MD now sees patients at the Memorial Medical Group office located at 109 West 4 th Street in DeRidder. The move is in affiliation ...

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Memorial Doctors Named Top Performers in the State

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana recognized 20 of Memorial Medical Group primary care physicians as being top performers in the State of Louisiana at their annual provider collaborative in ...

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New Memorial Medical Group Office in DeRidder

Memorial Medical Group, in affiliation with Beauregard Health System, has opened a new office location in DeRidder at 109 West 4 th Street. Interventional Cardiologist King White, MD with Memorial ...

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Free Seminar: New Year, New You: Exercise at Every Age

It’s January and for many that means a fresh start and re-focusing on healthy habits in the New Year. Those habits often start with changes to diet and exercise, and sometimes solely focus on ...

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Lake Charles Memorial 2019 Board of Trustees

Lake Charles Memorial Health System announces the 2019 Board of Trustees officers and members. The board is a group of community leaders in finance, medicine, public policy and business who volunteer ...

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Memorial to Hold Dedication of the Dr. Jack Thielen Plaza, Honoring the Military

As the nation honors the life of President George H.W. Bush, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital will honor all members of the armed services with the dedication of the Dr. Jack Thielen Plaza. Dr. Thielen ...

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Alesha Alford Named Memorial for Women Administrator

Alesha Alford joins Lake Charles Memorial Health System as the new Vice President of Women’s Services and Administrator of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women. Alford has held positions in ...

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Memorial Specialty Hospital Joins Cornerstone

On December 3, 2018, Memorial Specialty Hospital, a long-term acute care hospital located at 524 Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive on the third floor of Christus St. Patrick’s in Lake Charles, LA will ...

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