HELP IS HERE: North Oaks Health System gets “welcome reinforcements”

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HAMMOND, La. (BRPROUD) – A local medical center is getting some help in order to deal with the rising COVID-19 case numbers in the area.

The North Oaks Health System recently tweeted this out:

The U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps sent 15 people to the North Oaks Medical Center.

After arriving three days ago, this crew is beginning their work at the hospital on Friday and will be there until Tuesday, September 7.

The members of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps who are here to help can be found below:

  • Three physicians
  • One nurse practitioner
  • One physician assistant
  • Seven nurses
  • A safety officer
  • A force protection officer
  • A commander

“We are beyond grateful to have the support of PHS in a shared mission of improving lives. They will help us extend our ability to care for the overload of COVID-19 patients we have at this time and relieve some of the pressure on our staff, who have worked tirelessly for nearly 18 months on the frontlines of the pandemic,” affirms Michele Sutton, president and chief executive officer of North Oaks Health System. “These health officers are truly our heroes, and the personal sacrifice that they are making in leaving behind their own families to assist us in caring for our community is both inspiring and humbling. This assistance could not have come at a more crucial time and has greatly boosted the morale of North Oaks’ own health care heroes.”

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