March 10, 2006
Our partnership with the Daughters of Charity continues as LSUHSC physicians are staffing their clinic which has temporarily moved to Metairie. Open weekdays, the location is 111 North Causeway Blvd. There is a co-pay of $25. By providing low-cost care, this clinic will help to decompress area emergency departments in overtaxed hospitals.
The Carolinas MED-1 mobile hospital was also serving the same purpose during its deployment to New Orleans. Operating on our campus, it, too, was staffed by LSUHSC medical and nursing professionals, residents and students working alongside Dr. Tom Blackwell and his team from Charlotte, NC. During the time of the highest population in New Orleans since Katrina, this federally supported medical resource treated about 600 patients, and served as a safety valve for emergency departments in the metropolitan area.
The Board of Regents has approved a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in our School of Allied Health Professions. Classes will begin this summer in New Orleans. For more information, click on http://www.alliedhealth.lsuhsc.edu/ .
The LSU School of Medicine Class of 2009 will hold the Camp Tiger Wine and Cheese Party and Silent Auction on Friday, March 31, 2006 from 7:00 10:00 p.m. in Baton Rouge at the Shaw Center for the Arts (100 Lafayette St). Because of the Health Sciences Centers displacement, Camp Tiger will be held in Baton Rouge this May. As you know, Camp Tiger is a week-long day camp held each summer for mentally and/or physically challenged children. A $10 donation will be accepted at the door, and all proceeds will benefit Camp Tiger, a nonprofit organization run by the freshman class of the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. The estimated cost to fund this years camp for 80 children is approximately $48,000, so lets all support this worthy endeavor to the best of our ability.
And dont forget the annual Tiger Run on Sunday, April 2, 2006 at 9:30 a.m. Held on the Parade Grounds on the LSU campus, proceeds from the 5K run/walk will benefit the School of Medicine student-run Homeless Clinics in New Orleans as they work to reopen. For more information and registration, click http://www.medschool.lsuhsc.edu/tigerrun/ .