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.
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NOV 26 Zach Kopplin, who we came to know and love when he was a Louisiana high school student lobbying for the continued inclusion of science stuff in science class, pens this post in The Atlantic about a "textbook" available for social studies instruction in Texas that discusses how Moses contributed to the Constitution. (Oy! Texas rednecks love Jews. Who knew?)
NOV 26 Finally, mad people on the interwebz is a good thing! World wide webby outrage has caused the village of Moreauville to reverse its plan to confiscate pit bulls and Rottweillers and euthanize them simply because of their breed, WAFB reports here. The plan? They're going to enforce the leash law. Well, that would have been a good place to start.
NOV 26 Jim Brown, like many of us Louisiana voters, seems fed up with out of town know-it-alls trying to tell us what to do. Bill Cassidy can't make it through the day without flying someone in to "tell us political retards" how to vote, he says.
NOV 26 Blogger Tom Aswell is writing about the behavior of the two finalists in the 6th Congressional District race: Edwin Edwards and Garret Graves. Edwards has come out swinging, but Graves' campaign seems bent on snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, Tom says.
NOV 26 Unless you're in Virigina, you shouldn't count on seeing our Governor on Election Day. Mark Ballard writes in the Advocate's political blog that Bobby will be appearing at a GOP love fest of some kind there, instead of spending the day here.
NOV 26 This post on The Lens takes a look at the ongoing dispute in New Orleans over the banners about the upcoming tax election for the school system. The banners are hanging on schools, and some feel they are promotional, which is not allowed, instead of educational - which is allowed.
NOV 26 Not all college students are focused on football games and parties at this time of year. This post on DIG Baton Rouge recounts an LSU student group that tries to make sure that those who are hungry and homeless are not forgotten by those of us who aren't.
NOV 25 Edwin Edwards took off the gloves on Monday, this post on WAFB tells us. At a Press Club appearance, he wondered how his 6th Congressional District opponent, Garret Graves, could be an expert in all the areas in which he claims to be - when he has no college degree in anything. (Five years - FIVE YEARS - in college, but no degree. Huh?)
NOV 25 Blogger Mike Deshotels offers this primer on predatory charter schools and how they operate, specifically in Louisiana. They're not just profiting from our tax dollars, they're using children and shortchanging them to do so, Deshotels says.
NOV 25 Here's a link to the petition that has been created to save Zeus, a family dog who is targeted for death by the learned fathers of the Avoyelles Parish village of Moreauville. They passed an ordinance based on nothing that outlaws pit bulls and Rotweillers. As of Tuesday morning, the petition had more than 230,000 signatures - a number that's a wee bit higher than the village population of 929.
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