Office of the Secretary

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.
February 22, 2011
Today, the Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein announced appointments to the recently created CommunityCARE 2.0 Quality Committee.
February 14, 2011
Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein today welcomed an endorsement from Blueprint Louisiana to transform Medicaid by implementing a system of coordinated care.
February 07, 2011
DHH will hold the first Medical Directors' Summit Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Pennington Biomedical Research Center.
February 04, 2011
Today, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein joined leaders across the world in highlighting World Cancer Day, an effort by the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness about cancer prevalence and emphasize the importance of preventive measures that can reduce the risk of cancer death.