A mother shares her emotional story about adopting a baby with special needs and her fight to protect hospitals and healthcare for people with special needs across Louisiana.
The Night Shift:
Find out why Melanie “Mitch” Myers loves being a respiratory therapist in the hospital and why she's concerned about budget cuts in Louisiana. #ProtectOurHospitals
Hear about the joy of being a “cuddler” for newborn babies and how devastating cuts would be for infants and other patients in hospitals throughout Louisiana.
By participating in LHA's Hospital Engagement Network, Touro Infirmary eliminated early elective deliveries: http://ow.ly/nceKf
See how a schedule at the head of the bed has helped Avoyelles Hospital lower pressure ulcers by 40 percenthttp://ow.ly/ncfp5
Economic Impact Reports
The LHA retained Dr. James A. Richardson, Alumni Professor of Economics at Louisiana State University, in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2014, to provide an analysis of the economic impact of the hospital industry on the Louisiana economy, metropolitan areas within the state, and various districts of the state. An updated report will come out this year. Reports and Fact Sheets
Hospital Quality and Pricing Data
Louisiana Hospital Inform is a user-friendly resource for information on Louisiana hospitals. Because the consumer's role in managing their own healthcare is changing, Louisiana hospitals made a commitment to provide information regarding hospital pricing and quality. Louisiana Hospital Inform provides:
Pricing data on the 100 most common inpatient and outpatient services
Quality data on surgical infections, 30-day mortality and the most common causes of hospitalization: heart attack, congestive heart failure and pneumonia
Patient satisfaction survey information from Hospital CAHPS®
Demographic information, services offered and contact numbers for hospitals
Established in 1926, the Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA) is a not-for-profit association representing all types of hospitals and healthcare systems throughout the state. The LHA carries out its mission by providing services and resources to members through advocacy, education, research, representation and communication.