St. Elizabeth to Host 2018 Family Fest


St. Elizabeth is gearing up for its 2018 Family Fest: a Day of Health, Wellness, & Fun for the Whole Family, presented by EATEL. The free event will take place on Saturday, January 20th, at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center from 9:00am-1:00pm. More than 40 vendors and exhibitors are expected to attend.

For over 17 years St. Elizabeth has hosted a community health fair, offering free screenings and health information to residents of Greater Ascension Parish. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever, boasting lots of hands-on exhibits and fun activities for the entire family. Four unique areas (EAT Well, GET Moving, STAY Healthy, and GO Play) will allow local businesses and organizations to interact with participants and showcase valuable resources available right here in our community. In addition to exhibitors, kids and adults-alike will be all smiles as they traverse the many interactive games, obstacle courses, and inflatable amusements. There will even be a section reserved for children five years of age and younger. New this year –take a tour of our giant, life-like inflatable heart and brain. These unique walk-around and walk-through exhibits offer participants an exciting glimpse at how the heart and brain work.  You do not want to miss it! Skip the line and register now at for a chance to win a FitBit Blaze!**No purchase necessary. One entry per person. Participants may register at the door to be entered to win. You do not have to be present to win. Winner will be contacted by email.

About Our Lady of the Lake

Our Lady of the Lake is a not-for-profit 800-bed medical center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with more than 7,100 employees committed to building a healthy community through excellence in patient care and education. With a Regional Medical Center, dedicated Children’s Hospital, two freestanding emergency rooms, and a 450-provider Physician Group, Our Lady of the Lake provides comprehensive healthcare services for common to complex conditions. Our Lady of the Lake is a primary teaching site for graduate medical education programs and is recognized in the areas of heart and vascular, trauma and emergency care, stroke, cancer care, minimally-invasive procedures and more. In 2016, Our Lady of the Lake was one of three hospitals recognized by the American Hospital Association with the Quest for Quality Prize award. Visit for more information.

About Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital

Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital is Louisiana’s fastest growing children’s hospital treating more than 100,000 patients annually from across Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The hospital is the only healthcare provider in the Baton Rouge area that provides a full range of pediatric services ranging from a 24/7 pediatric emergency room to a team of more than 100 pediatricians and pediatric specialists. For more information, visit

The new freestanding Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital is currently under construction and is set to open in 2019. To learn more about the project, visit

About the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System

The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System is one the largest healthcare systems in Louisiana and is the leading healthcare provider for more than half the state’s population. The health system is a non-profit, Catholic organization sponsored by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady. Headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, we serve patients statewide through a network of hospitals, clinics, physicians, elderly housing and integrated systems. Our five hospitals include St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales and Our Lady of the Angels in Bogalusa. For more information, visit

About Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group

With more than 450 healthcare providers throughout more than 70 locations, Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group is one of the area’s largest physician networks. In addition to primary care, this experienced group of doctors specializes in diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of illnesses and complex medical problems.