Volume 136 Number 1 - Jan 01, 2009
|Hospital ER overcrowded, new building sought
SCPH registered almost 12,000 emergency patients in ‘08
St. Charles Parish Hospital is hoping that voters will OK the care provider’s proposal to borrow $11.5 million to refinance existing bonds and construct a new building to house an expanded emergency room.
It’s a line from the old television show ‘Get Smart,’ but the Don Adams remark about missing it by inches applies to the 2008 New Orleans Saints season and just how close quarterback Drew Brees came to breaking Dan Marino’s single season passing mark.
The year 2008 was a very interesting one. From a pair of hurricanes, to snow, to the Destrehan Wildcats winning their second straight state championship, a lot went on last year in St. Charles Parish.
Arrests •Latanya C. Lewis, 32, of 163 Mott St. in Des Allemands was arrested on Dec. 19 and charged with false imprisonment, principal to second degree battery and simple battery.