Northern Louisiana Medical Center’s Women’s Center has been recognized as a 2013 Louisiana Safe Sleep Champion Hospital by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.
In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics made recommendations for a safe infant sleeping environment. These recommendations are to help educate staff, as well as new parents on the prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related infant deaths.
By implementing these recommendations, NLMC serves as a model of change for all delivering hospitals.
Just weeks ago, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council concluded its Drama Warehouse program in Bernice. While NCLAC has been doing the program throughout our region since 1994, this was the first time NCLAC incorporated a literacy building component.
Evolving over the past 16 years, the Holiday Arts Tour has become a celebration of the arts in North Louisiana.
Jessica Slaughter, director for the North Central Louisiana Arts Council, said this will be the largest year for the event.
“The Holiday Arts Tour is a celebration of the arts,” she said. “This is our largest year, and its very exciting. It began as an artists’ studio tour, but has evolved over the years to become a downtown-focused art-shopping weekend.”
Slaughter said the tour not only benefits the downtown merchants but also the artists themselves.