Office of the Secretary

July 19, 2011
The Department of Health and Hospitals is helping to host more than 300 federal and state emergency preparedness employees in Alexandria this week for the federal government’s 2011 National Field Deployment Training.
June 08, 2011
Attached is presentation given by DHH Secretary, Bruce D. Greenstein to Louisiana Senate Finance Committee on June 8, 2011.
April 27, 2011
DHH Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein and Medicaid Medical Director Dr. Rodney Wise issued the following update to Medicaid providers today regarding the hormone progesterone, commonly known as 17P, which, despite its proven effectiveness in dramatically reducing the risk of a repeat premature birth, has recently been priced at a rate that may keep it out of reach for many Louisiana mothers.
March 11, 2011
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals will be holding two public meetings to discuss RS 56:437 and RS 40:5.3.1, which govern the sale of oysters for raw consumption within the state, as they pertain to the oyster industry. State Health Officer, Dr. Jimmy Guidry, will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.
March 10, 2011
Today, several groups representing health care providers and advocates released statements in response to the Governor's Fiscal Year 2012 executive budget announcement.
March 01, 2011
Today, Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein issued the following statement in regard to a joint announcement from Louisiana Hospital Association, Metropolitan Hospital Council of New Orleans and Louisiana State Medical Society that these organizations support the state’s proposal to implement Coordinated Care Networks in Medicaid.
February 23, 2011
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today confirmed the death of an East Texas child in a Shreveport hospital due to complications from H1N1 flu.
February 23, 2011
Today, the Louisiana Ambulance Alliance issued a statement from its board president supporting the state’s efforts to better coordinate care for Medicaid recipients.