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2008-10-06 18:00:36

Baton Rouge General, its parent General Health System and PHNS Inc. today announced a new three-year agreement under which PHNS will provide information technology (IT) staffing and related services to Baton Rouge General and General Health System. PHNS has provided IT services to Baton Rouge General and General Health System since July 2000. The new contract is effective October 1, 2009. "We are pleased to work with our long-term IT service provider, PHNS," said Dionne Viator, Senior...

2008-10-02 12:03:44

BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- tw telecom inc., , a leading provider of managed voice, Internet and data networking solutions, today announced the deployment of a dedicated 600 Megabit Ethernet connection to the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI). LONI will deploy and manage tw telecom's Internet solution to connect Louisiana's 12 major research universities in order to greatly improve collaboration on research projects and deliver results faster, with greater...

2008-09-15 03:00:27

By Anonymous The Interim LSU Public Hospital in New Orleans is fully operational and is resuming clinic services Monday, the hospital said. All LSU community clinics in New Orleans will reopen except the Jackson Barracks location, which is still without power. A complete list of clinics and hours of operation is available online at www.lsuhospitals.org. Clinics at the former Lord & Taylor building on Poydras Street, as well as the Interim LSU Public Hospital outpatient pharmacy at...

2008-09-08 03:00:25

By Anonymous The following outpatient pharmacies of the Louisiana State University Health Care Services Division are open during the times posted below: * Bogalusa Medical Center: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday. * Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center in Independence: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. * University Medical Center in Lafayette: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. * Moss Regional Medical Center in...

2008-09-08 03:00:16

By Anonymous The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport will remain open for operations throughout Hurricane Gustav, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. The airport has activated a 24-hour automatic flight status information hotline at (225) 358-4260. Passengers who plan to fly today, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are being asked to check directly with their airline for flight status or rebooking information. Flight information will be available at the...

2008-08-12 18:00:25

EdisonLearning(TM), the nation's largest partner to public school districts and communities, is expanding its network to more than 100 schools adding three new charter schools in Louisiana. The addition of Capitol High Academy for Boys and Capitol High Academy for Girls in Baton Rouge and the Intercultural Charter School in New Orleans gives EdisonLearning a total of four partnership schools in the state. The Andrew H. Wilson Charter School, located in the Broadmoor neighborhood of New...

2008-08-11 03:00:47

By Thibodeaux, Anna It has been a year since the Volunteer Health Corps of Baton Rouge came together, but co-founder Michael Rolfsen says what's happened since then has been nothing short of amazing. "It has been like a snowball rolling down hill ever since its inception," says Rolfsen, an internal medical physician at the Baton Rouge Clinic. "Once people hear about it, it sells itself, and we have had volunteers from all areas come and help out." The medical community has "demonstrated...

2008-06-17 09:01:11

BATON ROUGE, La., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Rani G Whitfield, M.D., a family practice and sports medicine physician in Baton Rouge, LA is proud to announce the creation and official release of his comic book series, Volume One Book One "Tha Hip Hop Doc - Fed Up!" Designed to introduce uniquely packaged health messages that target the youth and college age market, the series feature members of the Legion of Health -- a team of muscle bound, super-intelligent health advocates who possess...

2007-03-25 18:00:56

By JAMES MINTON BAKER - Nine people have applied to become superintendent of the city school system with a week remaining for candidates to submit an application. The School Board will consider applications postmarked through March 31, interim Superintendent Jerry Epperson said Friday. Epperson, a retired East Baton Rouge Parish educator, served as interim superintendent for the School Board from 1999 until February 2003, then came back Feb. 1 to succeed C. Lester Klotz. Epperson said...

2007-02-26 15:01:05

PHNS today announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement to assist Baton Rouge General Medical Center (BRGMC) and General Health System (GHS), Baton Rouge, Louisiana with its deployment of a wide range of new clinical systems to support nurses, physicians, pharmacists and other members of the care team in the delivery of safe, effective care at BRGMC and its surrounding ambulatory care settings. The new technologies from McKesson Corp. will support BRGMC and GHS in developing an...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'