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Friday, October 28, 2011

Houstonian Tries Heart-Transplant Alternative

In the news: a neurostimulator being used to help a patient's heart pump better versus having a heart transplanted.

WJMC received five-star rating from HealthGrades

As reported recently by Martin Cover, Advertising Reporter for Times Picayune (, West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero has received new five-star ratings and awards of excellence from HealthGrades, a nationally respected, independent source for information on doctors and hospitals. Amongst attending physicians to accept the hospital's Neurosurgery Excellence Award from HeathGrades were Drs. Erich Richter, Robert Dawson III and Frank Culicchia. A scan of this article (apologies for the poor quality) is available to the right.