New business on Magazine Street, Woman’s Hospital expands use of safety devices | Business News

New ear piercing studio open on Magazine Street

Rowan has opened an ear piercing studio at 3947 Magazine St. in New Orleans.

The company was founded by mother and entrepreneur Lousia Serene Schneider. Rowan said all piercings are done by licensed nurses in a safe, hypoallergenic setting.

Business hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Rowan has 10 other locations across the U.S.

Woman’s Hospital expands use of patient safety devices

Woman’s Hospital is expanding the use of disposable cotton sponges, gauze and towels equipped with tags that transmit signals to let medical staff know if any items are left inside a patient’s body.

Medtronic Situate scanning devices will be in all of the hospital’s labor and delivery rooms, providing an extra level of protection in the rare case items are left inside after surgery. Retained surgical items can cause complications such as infections and obstructions and lead to additional surgery to retrieve them.

Situate sponges, gauze and towels are embedded with small radio frequency tags that can be detected after a medical procedure is finished by waving a wand.

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Rosebud Healthcare & Training moves to Baker location

Rosebud Healthcare & Training has opened a new location in Baker.

Rosebud has been in business for three years, providing health care training, education and counseling to allow clients to earn accreditation.

The new location is at 3207 Lavey Lane.

Lew’s Firearms open in Central

Lew’s Firearms has opened a brick-and-mortar location at 13513 Hooper Road in Central.

The company specializes in custom Cerakote coatings and engraving, which allows customers to personalize their guns, while providing protection from corrosion and rust. The business also carries a small selection of firearms and ammunition.

Larry Walters, a Baton Rouge Police Department officer, founded Lew’s about 2½ years ago with his wife, Alicia. The couple operated the business out of their home, then decided to expand.

Lew’s is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and closed Sunday and Monday.

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