Acadian Ambulance Service and Priority One EMS have joined forces in Southeast Texas. Acadian plans to assume the operations of Priority One EMS effective July 14. There will be no interruption of service, as all calls to Priority One EMS will be forwarded automatically to the Acadian Ambulance dispatch center. All qualified Priority One EMS medics are being offered employment with Acadian; each employee hired will receive at least equal to, if not greater, salaries. Acadian is an ESOP with 75 percent of its stock owned by the employees. It began operating in Texas in 2006 in Jefferson and Orange counties and in 2007 in Austin.
Nine Pelican Awards were presented to LGMC by the Louisiana Society for Hospital Public Relations and Marketing. The awards recognize the outstanding marketing, advertising and public relations work among hospitals statewide. Also, the National Healthcare Marketing Report announced its list of winners, with a Gold, two Silvers, and a Merit awarded to LGMC. The Lafayette General team includes Mark Attales, director, Leslie Davis and Patrice Doucet, communications specialists, and Kim Morse, graphic designer. National Healthcare Marketing Report Awards won are: Gold, Web site/Home Page-www.LafayetteGeneral.com; Silver, New Media-Pavilion Reception Invite; Silver, Newspaper Ad/Series-da Vinci Ad Campaign; Merit, Television Ad/Series-Pavilion for women and children. The hospital’s award-winning Web site, which launched in November 2008, was created by local web development company, Bizzuka. The team won Pelican Awards for Television Advertising, Single-da Vinci Small Incision; Television Advertising, Campaign-Pavilion for women and children; Annual Report-Looking Forward to Life; Print Advertising Campaign, black and white-Hospital Week series; Brochure-Pavilion Never Miss A Moment; Direct Mail Campaign-Lafayette General Imaging; Writing/External Audience-Pavilion Never Miss a Moment; Jacqueline Leonhard Award for Writing Excellence-Pavilion Never Miss a Moment.
The prestigious Best of Show Jacqueline Leonhard Award for Writing Excellence has been awarded to LGMC for the third year. For the second year, Leslie Davis took home the top honor for the Pavilion Never Miss A Moment brochure. To view some of these award-winning pieces, visit www.lafayettegeneral.com/advertising .
Dr. Kenneth E. Brown Sr. was appointed to the LAMMICO board of directors. Brown practiced OB/GYN in Lafayette and currently serves as the medical director and chief medical officer for the Woman’s Health Foundation in Baton Rouge. He is a graduate of the Howard University School of Medicine and completed his residency in Louisiana at the LSU School of Medicine-New Orleans. Later in his academic career, Brown earned an MBA from UL Lafayette. Brown will continue to serve on LAMMICO’s underwriting committee.
Dr. Glynn A. Granger, a general surgeon, is a recipient of the Physician’s Recognition Award by the American Medical Association for March 2009. The AMA, which encourages and supports the art and science of medicine, created the Physician’s Recognition Award in 1968. It is the most widely accepted certificate for recognizing physician achievement. It acknowledges qualified physicians who stay up to date with medical advances by participating in different educational activities.
Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Southwest Medical Center and Dauterive Hospital in New Iberia, affiliates of HCA Inc., recently combined under the umbrella of The Regional Health System of Acadiana to better establish their regional presence. That decision has apparently also led to yet another name change for Southwest Medical Center, once called Medical Center of Southwest Louisiana. It has been renamed The Regional Medical Center of Acadiana. Additionally, Women’s & Children’s Hospital and The Regional Medical Center of Acadiana are combining under a single license, creating one hospital with two complementary campuses and a total of 252 licensed beds, 51 NICU beds and 45 bassinets. (Women’s & Children’s Hospital is referred to as Women’s & Children’s Hospital, a campus of The Regional Medical Center of Acadiana.) And while the affiliated health care facilities in the regional health system also include Dauterive Hospital, the New Iberia facility is not part of the consolidation of Women’s & Children’s Hospital and Southwest Medical Center and is retaining is current name.
Registered Nurse Fred Lavergne, a patient care nurse at Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital, was named one of the area’s outstanding nurses at the Acadiana Celebrates Nursing program at the Petroleum Club of Lafayette. The event is held annually to recognize and honor nurses who exemplify outstanding nursing practices. It is sponsored by the Louisiana State Nurses Association, District IV, which includes seven parishes in Acadiana. Twenty-five registered nurses, nominated by colleagues, friends, family and/or patients, are selected by a committee of their peers.
Louisiana has joined nine other states in support of Indiana’s appeal of a federal judge’s ruling that the Hoosier State’s ban on sam-sex marriage violates the Constitution.
The eclectic vibe of summer
Three bedroom River Ranch cottage or four bedroom Youngsville traditional home
The parent of Investar Bank says its second-quarter earnings fell to $1.1 million or 26 cents a share from $1.7 million of 44 cents a share in the same period a year ago.
1,554 rigs were exploring for oil and 315 for gas. Two were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,770 active rigs.
The Saints are being cautious in an effort to minimize risk of re-injury.
Most personal auto insurance policies exclude coverage when people charge money to drive others in their personal vehicles.
In this letter to the editor, Lafayette Parish School Board member Shelton Cobb (the board's former president) weighs in on the difficulty behind this year's budget process, calling out a number of his fellow board members over their inability to drop their power struggle with the superintendent and make the interests of the students a top priority.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
LSU Health Sciences Center says people with a common, hard-to-treat kind of lung cancer can join a new national trial to test drugs faster.
As New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis spoke about the opening of training camp, steep, tree-covered mountains were in full view behind them.
The family of fallen cyclist Lon Lomas is speaking out after the release this week of the man charged with his death.
"The solutions are obvious: undo consolidation, or amend the charter to make this hybrid attempt at a new form of government work better."
Friday's Blogs from the Bog!
A refreshing twist at a Lafayette institution comes served with a black bean salad stuffed avocado
Marijuana source of disputes for HOAs; experts say still safe to fly; Russian-supported attacks on Ukraine and more national and international news for Friday, July 25, 2014.
Louisiana's 21 casinos took in $203.5 million statewide in June, edging up one-half of a percentage point from a year earlier.
Three bedroom Sunset Victorian or three bedroom Opelousas Acadian home
Louisiana designer commissioned for NYC Awards gift
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is considering whether to get involved in a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal for his attempts to undermine use of the Common Core education standards in Louisiana's public schools.
Business First Bank has announced plans for a Baton Rouge market expansion through a merger deal with American Gateway Financial Corp.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
The latest meeting of a south Louisiana flood board that stirred political turmoil with a lawsuit against the oil and gas industry is taking place amid uncertainty over the future of the lawsuit — and the board's own membership.
The photos taken nearly a mile under the Gulf of Mexico are so clear that small holes are visible in a lifeboat that may have gone down or been scuttled when a passenger ship was sunk by a Nazi submarine in 1942.
Advocate columnist and Jindal shill Quin Hillyer has been against the New Orleans levee board lawsuit from day one, but a recent piece targeting author/activist John Barry prompted the perfect rebuttal from the board’s former vice-president, who takes Hillyer to task on just about every distorted claim he’s made on the issue.
INDEats and EatLafayette want to give one lucky foodie and friends the most memorable meal — here’s how you can win
Thousands of people who bought health insurance through the marketplace created by the federal health care overhaul face price hikes next year that could top 10 percent.
Three bedroom traditional Lafayette home or three bedroom Breaux Bridge home
Style market slated for old Artesia
The city prosecutor has released the case file for Lafayette Parish School Board member Tehmi Chassion’s simple battery complaint against Superintendent Pat Cooper, and the seven witness statements given to police illustrate two very different scenarios.