CIS steps up for UL Nursing
Cardiovascular Institute of the South donated $20,000 to UL-Lafayette’s Nursing Program to aid in maintaining the functionality of six simulation laboratories during a time of state budget cuts. CIS has chosen to sponsor the Critical Care Simulation laboratory to maintain its national recognition and to enhance the technology of the equipment and supplies. This was the first simulation laboratory created at the university and is the biggest and most comprehensive of the labs. On Dec. 1 at the City Club at River Ranch, CIS Chief Executive Officer David Konur presented a $20,000 check to Dr. Gail Poirier, dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions. “We know that our contribution will help the program maintain its national recognition, and the advanced technology of the lab will help provide the future nurses of our community with the best training possible,” said Konur.
Delhomme, Thomas named directors at Lourdes Oncology
Tracy Delhomme was named administrative director of the Oncology Service Line at Our Lady of Lourdes. She is responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring and promoting all existing and new cancer programs and services for the hospital, including the strategic and business planning initiatives in collaboration with the Lourdes Cancer Network. She has 15 years of clinical experience, 12 of which are in the oncology/hematology field. Delhomme was the first nurse practitioner to provide a rheumatology clinic at UMC hospital. She received a BS in nursing from UL-Lafayette and an MS in nursing, adult nurse practitioner, from McNeese State University.
Also, Jeanine Thomas is now director for Oncology Unit and Outpatient Infusion. She received a BS in nursing from Southern University A & M College in Baton Rouge, an MS in nursing from UL and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Thomas has been a nurse educator at UL for the past four years and a staff RN in oncology at Lourdes for more than 10 years.
Arnold named to LSHPRM board, Cavitt honored
The Louisiana Society for Hospital Public Relations and Marketing elected its 2012-2013 board of directors at the organization’s annual business meeting in mid-October. Elected member-at-large was Elisabeth Arnold, director of community relations for Our Lady of Lourdes. One of the Golden Pelican Awards, which recognize excellence in individuals who advance the principles of communications, marketing and public relations within the hospital industry, was presented to Scott Cavitt, publisher of Louisiana Medical News. Cavitt received the Lagniappe Award, which is presented to a communications partner (reporter, account representative, vendor) who demonstrates creativity, ingenuity and strong principles in assisting LSHPRM members in communications.
School board members Mark Babineaux, Hunter Beasley and Tehmi Chassion can vote to fire Cooper — because we all know that’s exactly what they’ll do.
District 2 school board candidate Simon Mahan is hoping to unseat first-term incumbent and former Carencro Mayor Tommy Angelle in the Nov. 4 election.
District Attorney Mike Harson is showing his desperation by falsely attributing quotes to his opponent and blocking journalists from his social media.
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The governor is traveling the country laying the groundwork for a possible 2016 presidential campaign, but his approval ratings at home hover well below 50 percent.
State District Judge Bob Downing extended the order and delayed a planned Wednesday hearing about a permanent injunction while negotiations continue between Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and the waste disposal site operator.
New Louisiana higher education commissioner Joseph Rallo will be paid more than his predecessor.
The recently established Downtown Lafayette Restaurant & Bar Association will host a special viewing of the upcoming New Orleans Saints taking on the Carolina Panthers in the open air of Parc Sans Souci on Thursday, Oct. 30.
Belief in a national outbreak of the Ebola zombie virus is becoming more of a threat every day, and The Hayride — Louisiana’s one true bastion for unrelentingly conservative political commentaries — thought it wise to share a certain special someone's “important message” with readers Tuesday on what to do when, not if, it comes.
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Elijah McGuire and Alonzo Harris each had four rushing touchdowns, and Louisiana-Lafayette rolled to 419 yards on the ground in a 55-40 victory over Arkansas State on Tuesday night.
Bill and Hillary Clinton are the validators-in-chief for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular.
JPMorgan Chase is giving $1 million to Louisiana's community and technical colleges, to help with workforce training efforts to match students to available jobs.
President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don't want him around in person.
WaPo Watergate editor Ben Bradlee dies; Clintons stump for Dems; Liberians stranded and more national and international news for Wednesday, October 22, 2014.
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Law firm unveils newly renovated 200-year-old building.
UL grad named web developer at BBR Creative
Lafayette-based emergency department staffing and management company raises $120 million in senior credit facilities through GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services.
High-rise apartment building, parking garage, hotel and retail part of new development.
A common thread runs through many of those we oppose: Enshrining in the Constitution protections on programs and their funding sources has had a disastrous effect on Louisiana’s most important economic development engine.
"I am extremely disheartened by the political machines that are attempting to hijack my efforts along with others that advocate for children."
Landrieu, who is fighting to keep her seat for a fourth term, said that Ebola is serious and precautions should be taken, but she accused Republicans of using the virus outbreak in West Africa to "create fear" here at home.
The number of Louisianans with jobs continued to set records in September, but the state's unemployment rate kept rising.
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Law enforcement agencies are participating in a "Louisiana Heroin Summit," designed to address the recent rise in heroin use and drug-related deaths around the state.