Office of the Secretary

October 25, 2010
Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein today presented his business plan for the agency focusing on core priorities of protecting and promoting the health of Louisianians while increasing the value of resources invested in those imperatives.
October 22, 2010
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein today recognized a $50 million funding deficit in Medicaid caused by unfunded increases in utilization. This deficit is being recognized in addition to the Department’s portion of the shortfall for FY 2010-11 also announced today.
October 22, 2010
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein today announced mid-year reductions in department spending of state general funds, and proposed utilization of other means of financing, in order to save $20.8 million in fiscal year 2010-2011. DHH’s savings are part of an overall mid-year reduction plan for each agency to help address the state’s shortfall from FY 2010.
October 15, 2010
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed two new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year’s total to 29. The two new cases come from East Baton Rouge and West Baton Rouge parishes. These cases are reported in DHH’s weekly Louisiana Arbovirus Surveillance Summary which can be found in the Surveillance Reports Section of the DHH website here.
September 21, 2010
BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein announced today that the state received top marks in preparing to prevent, respond and recover in a public health emergency according to an annual report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
August 19, 2010
BATON ROUGE —Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Interim Secretary Tony Keck issued the following statement on the death of long-time State Pharmacist Phil McCrory, who passed away at his home Wednesday night after a battle with cancer. McCrory was the first pharmacist to be hired by the Louisiana Office of Public Health (OPH) and served as the Director of OPH Pharmacy for 34 years until his retirement Aug. 13.
August 19, 2010
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Interim Secretary Tony Keck issued the following statement on the death of long-time State Pharmacist Phil McCrory, who passed away at his home Wednesday night after a battle with cancer. McCrory was the first pharmacist to be hired by the Louisiana Office of Public Health (OPH) and served as the Director of OPH Pharmacy for 34 years until his retirement Aug. 13.
August 13, 2010
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Interim Secretary Tony Keck wrote to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu in reference to a letter requesting state funding for primary care clinics in the New Orleans region.
August 13, 2010
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Interim Secretary Tony Keck wrote to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu in reference to a letter requesting state funding for primary care clinics in the New Orleans region.
July 30, 2010
BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has terminated Medicaid provider agreements with 13 Louisiana health care providers and medical supply companies after they came under indictment in a widespread Medicare fraud investigation launched by the federal government.