Alvernia remembers his father’s contributions

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Dr. Jorge Eduardo Alvernia, the eldest of five children, remembers sitting on his father’s lap, learning to read and write at 6 years old. His father, Jorge Antonio Alvernia, nourished his son’s first loves: art and science. “When I was …Read more

P&S: one of nation’s top 28

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P&S Surgical Hospital is one of the nation’s 28 physician-owned hospitals that patients “definitely recommend.” P&S is one of two Louisiana hospitals to be honored and the only one in northeast Louisiana.   The distinction, announced by Becker’s ASC Review, …Read more

Nurse fulfills her grandfather’s dream

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Shivaran Scott fulfilled her grandfather’s wish in 2001 when she earned her nursing degree at the age of 46.   “My grandfather wanted my mother to be a nurse because he thought nurses were the most beautiful people on earth. …Read more

Forging the trail her mother blazed

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  Grocery stores often mean nostalgic anecdotes for Dr. Lauren J. Mickey.   “People stop me in grocery stores and ask, ‘Aren’t you Dr. Elaine Fichter’s daughter? Your mother saved our baby.’ Even today, people still appreciate her work. She was a pediatrician whose work ethic …Read more

P&S is NELA’s only hospital to offer new ORA technology

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Billy Haddad wore eyeglasses for 50 years. In December 2016, Haddad stopped reaching for his lenses after undergoing ORA (Optiwave Refractive Analysis) surgery at P&S Surgical Hospital, northeast Louisiana’s only facility to offer the new technology.   “I wanted the best …Read more

State Robotic Champs learn about the da Vinci robot

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Students from Delhi Charter School visited P&S Surgical Hospital Wednesday afternoon in preparation for their next big adventure: the World VEX Robotics World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, where they will compete against 275 middle school robotics teams, April 23-26. The …Read more

P&S acquires da Vinci technology

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Patients at P&S Surgical Hospital will now benefit from the da Vinci Surgical System, a tool with robotic, computer and optical technologies that allow the surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. The da Vinci instruments have …Read more

11 years and counting: P&S earns Guardian of Excellence again

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P&S Surgical Hospital received the 2016 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award, which honors healthcare facilities that consistently achieve the 95th percentile in patient experience. Press Ganey has recognized P&S Surgical Hospital for outstanding in-patient satisfaction every quarter for the …Read more

P&S named in the nation’s top 10 percent

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P&S Surgical Hospital recently received several national accolades from Healthgrades: the 2017 Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award, a five-star rating for total knee replacements, and a five-star rating for total hip replacements.   P&S is recognized in the nation’s top …Read more

2016 Community Health Needs Assessment

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In collaboration with St. Francis Medical Center (SFMC) to prepare our Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), P&S Surgical Hospital (P&S) chose to adopt the following information from the SFMC and St. Francis North CHNA as a meaningful overview of the …Read more