About Us Articles

Regular Screenings Detect Lung Cancer, Saving Her Life

After five decades of smoking, Tana Allain was hesitant to go in for her first lung cancer screening. But regular screenings made a difference, helping her doctor to find and remove a tumor before it was too late. Allain encourages other smokers and former smokers to...

Finding Family in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Although they live in Monroe, Meghan and Joseph Duckett find themselves at home at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health in Baton Rouge.   When their oldest son, Noah, was a baby they made the three-hour drive south, following the ambulance to Our Lady of the Lake...

A Great Place to Work – Celebrating 55 Years of Faithful Service

Stevie Cousans, RN, has the distinction of being one of our health system’s longest-serving team members. Here’s her story of faithful service as a nurse in our ministry. “I can’t remember ever wanting to do anything else,” Stevie says of why she wanted to be a nurse....

Young Athlete Battles Rare Brain Cancer While Trusting God’s Plan

Until 2019 Jazmon was a healthy teenager who loved sports and being the life of the party, always dancing at family gatherings. That October during a P.E. class he felt a tremor in his leg, had a seizure and passed out. His coach was there to catch him, and from that...