Office of the Secretary

August 20, 2012
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals will hold a Telehealth Vendor Exhibition Fair from 8:30 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, August 22, in the Bienville Building, 628 North 4th Street, Baton Rouge, in conference room 118. This event is open to the public. There is no cost to attend, and participants do not need to register in advance.
July 18, 2012
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein received the March of Dimes President’s Prematurity Leadership Award on behalf of the state, for programs and policies health officials have implemented in the past two years to reduce the number of babies born too early.
July 13, 2012
Today, the Louisiana Division of Administration and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals outlined a plan to address the budget shortfall resulting from Congress’s action that resulted in a decrease to the state’s disaster-recovery Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) rate from 71.92 percent to a projected 65.51 percent – the rate represents the lowest reimbursement rate Louisiana has had in more than 25 years.
June 13, 2012
Today, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals released its pharmacy concept paper and announced a series of regional forums to discuss the modernization of Louisiana’s Medicaid pharmacy program.
June 08, 2012
Friday, June 1, marked a milestone in Louisiana’s health care history, as the Department of Health and Hospitals finished the initial implementation of its new Medicaid delivery model, BAYOU HEALTH.
May 18, 2012
Today, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein recognized outgoing Medicaid Director Don Gregory for his 36 years of public service and named Ruth Kennedy the department’s next Medicaid Director.
May 16, 2012
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is celebrating National Women’s Health Week, May 13-19, with a series of statewide events that empower women to make their health a top priority.
May 09, 2012
DHH is offering special recognition to its nursing staff during National Nurses Week, May 6-12, a week set aside to honor all of America’s 3.1 million registered nurses, including the more than 54,000 nurses in Louisiana.
April 25, 2012
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals' Health Standards Section has moved to a new State Office in downtown Baton Rouge.