Allegiance Health Management is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Raghu Patlola as Chief of Cardiology/Chief Cardiology Medical Officer for our Southern division.

Allegiance Health Management is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Raghu Patlola as Chief of Cardiology/Chief Cardiology Medical Officer for our Southern division.

A highly respected Interventional Cardiologist and a Physician Leader, Dr. Patlola has several years of experience in implementing excellence in clinical Cardiovascular practices!

In this new role, Dr. Patlola will drive and lead our Cardiovascular programs at AHM and will help with recruiting and training Cardiologists and work closely with administration in improving Quality, Safety and Regulatory affairs for the cardiovascular division of Allegiance. Dr Patlola will also continue to keep up his practice in Lafayette , Louisiana.

Welcome to the family Dr. Patlola. Avoyelles Hospital, Oakdale Community Hospital, Mercy Regional Medical Center, and Acadian Medical Center.

Healthcare Exchange and Resource Team (H.E.A.R.T)

Oakdale Community Hospital had the opportunity to host the Healthcare Exchange and Resource Team (H.E.A.R.T) on January 27th. Great attendance! This group gives the rural healthcare community an opportunity to bring everyone together sharing ideas, events, and services. Every healthcare service/business is already a member of this networking team.

If you would like more information, please contact Penny Welch, Marketing Director at 318-215-3431.

"Together...we improve the healthcare of our community"

Oakdale 3rd Annual Mardi Gras Cook-Off

Our first time participating in the Gumbo Cook-Off. We are super proud...3rd place! Proceeds benefit the Oakdale Athletic Department. We enjoyed the cooking, taste testing, and camaraderie!!!

Once again, our community is facing a resurgence of COVID19. For 10 months, our community has been fighting this pandemic, and we are all ready for life to get back to normal. The good news is that safe and effective vaccines will soon be available. But not before we face a third wave of COVID19. Models show this third wave will be close to the size and impact of the COVID19 wave we experienced in July. The restrictions that accompanied the second wave affected us all. Nevertheless, our community worked together, followed the necessary restrictions and saw COVID19 numbers fall.

By working together as a community, we can still suppress the third wave of COVID19 here in Central Louisiana and reduce its impact. Limiting the size of gatherings, maintaining social distancing, handwashing and wearing masks in public are all effective strategies in limiting the spread of COVID19. None of us wants to be separated from our loved ones during the holiday season. Setting aside the gathering of friends and family is a sacrifice. However, it is a sacrifice communities all over the country and world are being asked to make. If we can tolerate these inconveniences for a few more months, we can limit the spread of COVID19 long enough for vaccines to be approved, distributed and administered.

As representatives of the Central Louisiana medical community, and as your friends and neighbors, we ask you to join us in the fight against COVID19. Together, we can accomplish extraordinary things. We can suppress this third COVID19 wave and look forward to gathering with our family and friends in the future.

Louisiana-based health system purchases LifePoint Health’s facilities in Ville Platte, Eunice and Minden
SHREVEPORT, La. (July 31, 2018) — Allegiance Health Management (AHM) has finalized the purchase of three hospitals in Louisiana from subsidiaries of Tennessee-based LifePoint Health: 
• Mercy Regional Medical Center of Ville Platte
• Acadian Medical Center (a campus of Mercy Regional) of Eunice
• Minden Medical Center of Minden
 
“Over the past months, we have been incredibly impressed by these hospital teams and their commitment to enhancing quality patient care and safety. Louisiana is our home, and we look forward to working with these hospitals to improve healthcare delivery across this region,” said Rock Bordelon, chief executive officer (CEO) of AHM. “We are delighted to add these hospitals to the AHM health system and further demonstrate our commitment to this region.”

Meeting the President of the United States and the Governor of Louisiana

Our CEO, Rock Bordelon, and his lovely wife Kristi, recently had the privilege of meeting the President of the United States and the Governor of Louisiana to discuss the future of healthcare in our country and in Louisiana!