Blog Posts in November, 2020

  • Thibodaux Regional Welcomes Dr. Ebony McKinnies, Neurologist, to the Medical Staff

    Thibodaux Regional Health System is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Ebony McKinnies, Neurologist,to the active medical staff. Dr. McKinnies is available to care for patients at Thibodaux Regional Neurology Clinic located 726 North Acadia Road, Suite 2300, Thibodaux, (985) 493-3090. Dr. McKinnies received her undergraduate degree from Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. She ...

  • Thibodaux Regional Welcomes Dr. Jessica Baity, Neurologist, to the Medical Staff

    Thibodaux Regional Health System is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Jessica Baity, Neurologist, to the active medical staff. Dr. Baity is available to care for patients at Thibodaux Regional Neurology Clinic located 726 North Acadia Road, Suite 2300, Thibodaux, (985) 493-3090. Dr. Baity received her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. She earned her ...

  • Tips For a Healthy Halloween!

    By: Lilli Rozanski, MS, RDN, LDN, Sports and Fitness Dietitian, Thibodaux Regional Health System Too much Halloween candy has you frightened? Try some of these healthy ideas for snacks and trick-or-treats! To help your trick-or-treater be a little healthier: Fill up first. What child doesn’t want to eat their favorite candy right when it goes into their trick-or-treat bag? Having a healthy ...

  • Thibodaux Regional Welcomes Dr. Ashley Peairs, Pain Management Specialist, to the Medical Staff

    Thibodaux Regional Health System is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Ashley Peairs, Interventional Pain Management Specialist, to the active medical staff. Dr. Peairs is available to care for patients at Thibodaux Regional Pain Clinic located 726 North Acadia Road, Suite 2400, Thibodaux, (985) 493-4080. Dr. Peairs earned her medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences ...

  • Three Ways to Reduce Breast Cancer Risks

    Few things frighten women more than the annual mammogram. The reminder on the refrigerator strikes dread months before the appointment. The anxiety stems from most of us knowing someone who has had breast cancer. One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. Despite promising new research and treatments, the risk remains with us most of our lives. While ...

  • Thibodaux Regional Partners with Lafourche Parish School District for a Safe Return to School

    Thibodaux Regional Health System continues to be a leader in helping the region navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, and recently partnered with the Lafourche Parish School District in providing a safe return to school for its faculty and staff. “COVID-19 has presented many challenges to schools and other entities in re-opening and resuming operations,” said Greg Stock, Thibodaux Regional ...

  • Thibodaux Regional Welcomes Dr. Catherine McGee, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, to the Medical Staff

    Thibodaux Regional Health System is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Catherine McGee, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, to the active medical staff. Dr. McGee is available to care for patients at Thibodaux Regional Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Clinic located 604 North Acadia Road, Suite 410, Thibodaux, (985) 493-4490. Dr. McGee earned her medical degree from Louisiana State ...

  • Thibodaux Regional Continues Efforts to Improve Health and Wellness of Youth in Our Region: Playground Equipment Provided to More Schools

    Thibodaux Regional Health System is sponsoring playground equipment for additional area schools. Thibodaux Regional has partnered with Lafourche Parish Government to provide new playground equipment for two Head Start schools in Lafourche Parish. The Thibodaux Head Start and Myra Champagne Head Start in Lockport will be the tenth and eleventh schools receiving playground equipment as part of ...

  • Thibodaux Regional Welcomes Dr. Katie Flower, Urologist, to the Medical Staff

    Thibodaux Regional Health System is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Katie Flower, Urologist, to the active medical staff. Dr. Flower is available to care for patients at Thibodaux Regional Urology Clinic located 504 North Acadia Road, Thibodaux, (985) 447-5667. Dr. Flower received her medical degree from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio, and completed ...

  • Thibodaux Regional Welcomes Dr. Bryon McKenna, Podiatrist/Foot and Ankle Surgeon, to the Medical Staff

    Thibodaux Regional Health System is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Bryon McKenna, Podiatrist/Foot and Ankle Surgeon, to the active medical staff. Dr. McKenna is available to care for patients at Thibodaux Regional Podiatry Clinic located 726 North Acadia Road, Suite 1700, Thibodaux, (985) 493-4990. Dr. McKenna received his doctorate of podiatric medicine degree from Western University of ...

  • Thibodaux Regional Welcomes Dr. Tashfin Huq, Neurologist, to the Medical Staff

    Thibodaux Regional Health System is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Tashfin Huq, Neurologist,to the active medical staff. Dr. Huq is available to care for patients at Thibodaux Regional Neurology Clinic located 726 North Acadia Road, Suite 2300, Thibodaux, (985) 493-3090. Dr. Huq received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. He then received his ...

  • Nutrition Tips for Back to School

    By: Lilli Rozanski, MS, RDN, LDN, Sports and Fitness Dietitian, Thibodaux Regional Health System School is here - time to fall back into a daily routine! Mornings may become a tad hectic this season with alarms going off, getting breakfast ready, packing lunches, finishing homework, carpools, and a new one – remembering to bring masks. Some days you may think, “How can I possibly ...

  • Thibodaux Regional Health System Opens Innovative Acuity Adaptable Critical Care Unit

    Thibodaux Regional Health System is proud to announce that our new 30-bed acuity adaptable Critical Care Unit (CCU) is now open. This innovative, leading edge patient care unit is the only one of its kind in Louisiana. When the coronavirus pandemic began in early March, public health officials forecast a surge in the number of expected COVID-19 patients. As the region’s healthcare leader, ...

  • Healthy Ways for Parents and Teachers to Cope With COVID-Related Stress

    Know what to do if you are sick or concerned about COVID-19. Know where and how to get treatment and other support services and resources, including counseling or therapy (in person or through telehealth services). For more information on telehealth or to make an appointment, call: 985.493.4304. Take care of your emotional health. Taking care of your emotional health will help you think more ...

  • Thibodaux Regional Partners with Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux for Students Safe Return to School

    Thibodaux Regional Health System is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux to provide a safe return to school for its students and faculty during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. “During these unprecendented times, Thibodaux Regional has been a leader in helping people navigate the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Greg Stock, Thibodaux Regional CEO. ...

  • Thibodaux Regional Welcomes Dr. Devin Bourgeois, Internal Medicine Physician, to the Medical Staff

    Thibodaux Regional Health System is pleased to announce the addition of Internal Medicine physician, Dr. Devin Bourgeois, to the active medical staff. Dr. Bourgeois will serve and treat patients at Thibodaux Regional Internal Medicine Clinic located 506 North Acadia Road, Thibodaux, (985) 493-4004. A native of Thibodaux, Dr. Bourgeois graduated from Nicholls State University and received his ...

  • Thibodaux Regional Welcomes Dr. Ricky Miller, Interventional Radiologist, to the Medical Staff

    Thibodaux Regional Health System is pleased to announce the addition of Interventional Radiologist, Dr. Ricky Miller, to the active medical staff. A native of Houma, Dr. Miller graduated from Nicholls State University and received his medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. He completed a General Surgery Internship at the University of Tennessee ...

  • Playing It Safe in a Summer of Coronavirus

    By: Aimee Toups, RN, CIC, Infection Preventionist, Thibodaux Regional Health System Precautions that we usually take during the summer—sunscreen, hydration, insect repellent, water safety—are compounded this summer with the addition of safe distancing, wearing masks in public and staying home more than usual. It’s the summer of COVID-19. According to the Centers for Disease ...

  • Getting Back to Healthy Habits

    By: Lilli Rozanski, MS, RDN, LDN, Sports and Fitness Dietitian, Thibodaux Regional Health System 985.493.4765 This is an anxious time. For those of us able to stay at home, this new, unwelcomed way of life might have given you free, 24-hour access to the fridge and kitchen pantry. During times of high stress, it is common for eating habits to change. You may have been eating more, eating less or ...

  • Men's Health Month

    The COVID-19 pandemic that has turned our world upside down emphasizes the need for all of us to safeguard our health. During June, designated as national Men’s Health Month, awareness turns to men and boys to practice healthy living decisions such as exercising, eating nutritiously and practicing preventive medicine. Men are dying an average of five years younger than women are, and lead in ...

  • Know the Signs of a Stroke: It Can Save Your Life, or the Life of Someone Else

    While COVID-19 has certainly (and rightly so) gotten most of our health-related attention as of late, it is important that we take note that May is National Stroke Awareness Month. According to the American Heart Association, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and a leading cause of long-term disability. What Is a Stroke? A stroke is an accident to the brain that occurs when ...

  • Thibodaux Regional Discontinues Service at Drive-Through Collection Site

    Thibodaux Regional Health System is closing its COVID-19 drive-through collection site located at 506 N. Acadia Road in Thibodaux. The hospital will discontinue testing at this location due to alternative testing options now available in the region and the considerable decrease in the number of people presenting to the site. “We are pleased that we were able to bring this much needed service ...

  • With Stroke, Time is Brain

    While COVID-19 has certainly (and rightly so) gotten most of our health-related attention as of late, it is important that we take note that May is National Stroke Awareness Month. According to the American Heart Association, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and a leading cause of long-term disability. Remember: Time is brain. Every second counts, as nearly two million brains ...

  • Thibodaux Regional Health System Continues to Adopt Innovative Treatment Options for COVID-19

    Thibodaux Regional Health System continues to adopt leading edge COVID-19 treatment options, and is actively participating in innovative clinical research and treatment advancements with Mayo Clinic and GE. Thibodaux Regional is the first hospital in the region to begin using blood plasma therapy as a treatment for COVID-19. This treatment is being performed as part of a clinical trial with Mayo ...

  • Stay on Your Game: Quarantine Edition

    By: Lilli Rozanski, MS, RDN, LDN, Sports and Fitness Dietitian, Thibodaux Regional Health System Competitions have been cancelled or postponed indefinitely leaving athletes to wonder what is next. Everything is changing by the day resulting in stress and a range of uncomfortable emotions. Athletes may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and fearful, but they are not alone. As the coronavirus ...

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