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  • RHS Announces $12.5 Million Emergency Room Expansion

    August 27, 2014

    The Rapides Healthcare System Board of Directors has approved a $12.5 million expansion of the Emergency Department at Rapides Regional Medical Center. When fully operational in the first quarter of 2016, the emergency department at RRMC will nearly double in size by adding more than 16,000 square feet. It will be one of the largest emergency facilities in Louisiana.

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  • RRMC Announces Temporary Parking Changes

    July 31, 2014

    A couple of maintenance projects at Rapides Regional Medical Center are forcing temporary parking changes on campus.

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  • Rapides Regional Medical Center Now Offers ‘Patient Portal’

    June 26, 2014

    Patients who want to be better advocates of their own health should know Rapides Regional Medical Center now offers our patients secure, online access to their hospital information.

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  • Are You Using Your Car Seat Correctly?

    May 20, 2014

    When it comes to your child, safety is always a priority. So it may shock some parents to realize that even though they make sure their child uses a car seat, they are probably using it incorrectly. “The majority of the children we see during these checks are not using the proper car seat for their height, weight or age,” said Theresa Hood, RNC, BSN, MS. “In fact, studies have shown that one in five parents don’t even read the instructions that come with the car seat.” That’s why Rapides Regional Medical Center is offering a free “Child Passenger Safety” event on Wednesday, May 28, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in front of the Medical Terrace doctor’s building.

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  • Rapides After Hours Now Open

    May 12, 2014

    Rapides After Hours Urgent Care has expanded – to Alexandria. The site, located at 3800 Jackson Street Ext., is now open. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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  • HP Long Pineville Campus Now Fully Operational

    May 01, 2014

    The new campus of the HP Long Clinics operated by Rapides Regional Medical Center has opened just steps from the Huey P. Long Medical Center.

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  • RRMC Implements Program To ‘Salute’ Veterans

    April 14, 2014

    Rapides Regional Medical Center has decided that waiting until November 11 each year to honor Veterans is not good enough. Earlier this year, RRMC implemented the Salute Our Veterans program. The program honors all Veterans and active duty military personnel who are patients in the hospital.

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  • Rapides Regional’s Newest Employee Zaps Germs

    April 10, 2014

    Have you met Rapides Regional Medical Center newest employee, Miss Violet? She stands 5-foot-2, but packs a powerful punch that helps RRMC knock out deadly pathogens and kill multi-drug resistant organisms that put our patients at risk. Miss Violet is a germ-fighting robot by Xenex that uses ultraviolet light to zap harmful bacteria from patient rooms throughout the hospital.

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  • Rapides Regional CNO Wins ‘Nursing Administrator of the Year’

    March 12, 2014

    Rapides Regional Medical Center’s Chief Nursing Officer, Diane Fulton, MSN, RN, was recently named Nursing Administrator of the Year by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation during the 13th Annual Nightingale Awards Gala in Baton Rouge.

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  • ‘Scrappin’ for Babies’ Fundraiser Benefits March of Dimes

    March 12, 2014

    If you’re looking for a way to justify a weekend of scrapbooking, you’ll want to put this event on your calendar! On Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12, Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital will sponsor a “Scrappin’ for Babies,” fundraiser at First Baptist Church in Pineville (Fellowship Hall). Scrappin’ begins at 9 a.m. and continues until midnight both days.

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  • Rapides Regional to Host Diabetes Screening Day March 25

    March 04, 2014

    There are approximately seven million Americans who have diabetes and don’t know it. The American Diabetic Association estimates another 79 million are pre-diabetic. Are you one? Rapides Regional Medical Center is holding Diabetes Alert Day on Tuesday, March 25 from 8 a.m. to Noon at the Alexandria Mall.

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  • CareChex® Ranks RRMC Highly in Five Specialties

    February 06, 2014

    CareChex®, a division of Comparion Medical Analytics, has named Rapides Regional Medical Center as one of the top five healthcare facilities in Louisiana in five specialties: Trauma Care, Hip Fracture Repair, Cardiac Surgery (Major), Coronary Bypass Surgery and Gall Bladder Removal.

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  • Rapides Regional Medical Center Goes ‘Red’

    February 04, 2014

    Join Rapides Regional Medical Center employees as they promote women’s heart health on National Wear Red Day, Friday, Feb. 7. This one-day event will take place nationwide – and include millions of women, companies, community organizations and cities. Everyone can participate. All you have to do is wear your favorite red dress, shirt or tie to build awareness of the fact that heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women.

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  • ‘Light Up the Night’ Returns for Second Run

    January 29, 2014

    Light Up the Night 5k, on March 21, 2014, is a fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society. The entry fee is $25 and includes an event extreme-tek T-shirt.

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  • Rapides Regional Heart Hospital Offers Free, Online Heart Health Profiler

    January 27, 2014

    The Heart Health Profiler calculates your risk for cardiovascular disease based on your answers to questions related to smoking, stress, family history, diabetes, previous heart health and medications. The test takes just a few minutes to complete.

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  • Consumers Choose Rapides Regional Medical Center

    January 14, 2014

    Consumers have ranked Rapides Regional Medical Center as the best in the Alexandria market, according to the National Research Corporation.

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  • Julius McLaurin, Former President and CEO of RRMC, Dies

    January 10, 2014

    Julius McLaurin, who helped guide Rapides Regional Medical Center into one of Louisiana’s premier healthcare facilities, died Friday. He was 90. McLaurin served as president and CEO from 1970-88, helping steer the hospital’s transition from control by the Louisiana Baptist Convention to allow for the medical facility’s growth.

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  • Rapides Regional Medical Center Once Again Receives Accreditation from The Joint Commission

    January 10, 2014

    Rapides Regional Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.

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  • Rapides Regional Medical Center Reaccredited as ‘Chest Pain Center’

    January 03, 2014

    Rapides Regional Medical Center is proud to announce its recent accreditation as a Cycle IV Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.

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  • Rapides After Hours expands to Alexandria

    December 18, 2013

    Rapides After Hours urgent care is expanding – to Alexandria. Rapides After Hours second site will be located at 3800 Jackson Street Extension.

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