Office of the Secretary

February 17, 2010
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Children's Cabinet Advisory Board.
February 12, 2010
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced his FY 10-11 budget, highlighting that while the state faces some of the most severe fiscal challenges in decades, his budget protects funding for higher education, K-12 education, and health care services, all without raising taxes on Louisiana people or businesses.
February 08, 2010
BATON ROUGE— Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine announced today the appointment of Louisiana Medicaid Director Jerry Phillips to succeed Charles Castille as undersecretary of the Department. Phillips will assume his new responsibilities following Castille’s retirement from the state after 12 years as undersecretary and nearly 35 years of stellar public service.
February 08, 2010
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine announced today the appointment of Louisiana Medicaid Director Jerry Phillips to succeed Charles Castille as undersecretary of the Department. Phillips will assume his new responsibilities following Castille’s retirement from the state after 12 years as undersecretary and nearly 35 years of stellar public service.
February 05, 2010
BATON ROUGE— Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine today praised LSU basketball great Durand “Rudy” Macklin for his work on and off the court. Macklin serves as director of the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and the agency’s Bureau of Minority Health Access, and is having his jersey retired this weekend by the LSU Athletic Department.
February 05, 2010
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine today praised LSU basketball great Durand “Rudy” Macklin for his work on and off the court. Macklin serves as director of the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and the agency’s Bureau of Minority Health Access, and is having his jersey retired this weekend by the LSU Athletic Department.
February 02, 2010
SHREVEPORT – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal and Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Alan Levine launched http://www.healthfinderla.gov/, which will give residents across the state easy access to detailed, accurate information on the cost, quality and performance of health care facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes, as well as health plans and prescription drugs. The Governor and Secretary were joined by State Senator Willie Mount, and other state and health care officials at Willis-Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport.
January 28, 2010
BATON ROUGE-Today the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals launched Health Care Assist Louisiana, www.HealthCareAssistLA.org, as a resource for those in the health care community wishing to provide aid to Haiti. The site serves as a single point of reference for health care workers, nonprofits and corporations throughout Louisiana who may wish to donate time, money, supplies or other resources via national and international relief organizations following the earthquake and related health crisis in Haiti.
January 25, 2010
BATON ROUGE – Governor Bobby Jindal announced today an historic, transformative agreement on a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership between Louisiana State University (LSU) and Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center that will improve and expand access to health care services for the poor and enhance graduate medical education for Louisiana’s doctors, nurses and health care professionals. The agreement is now subject to approval by the boards of each organization. The Governor also announced the state has reached a tentative agreement with the federal government on two disallowances regarding Medicaid payments and have an update on the progress of the state’s Medicaid reform efforts.