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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OCT 24 You gotta love it when they start eating their young, right? In this post in Politico, BP mouthpiece Geoff Morrell denies that his company's oil spill "ruined the Gulf." Instead, he says, it was Bobby Jindal's decision to divert fresh water into the salt water environment that caused massive losses to shrimp and oyster industries. The evidence doesn't back up any claims that the spill caused that harm, he says. Nothing to see here, move along.
OCT 24 The former mayor of Sorrento was arrested on dozens of child pornography charges, a post on The Creole reports here. Wilson Longanecker Jr. was arrested in his Ascension Parish mansion, the blog reports.
OCT 24 As Bobby Jindal's tenure as governor winds down, blogger Tom Aswell tells us to expect to see more and more of his appointees jumping ship. Some might get shown the door (or the federal indictment, as the case may be) and others are just going to want to avoid standing in "the inevitable unemployment line," he says.
OCT 24 Jim Brown is blogging about elections in this post. There's no one more recognizable when it comes to elections than he is, and yet he still had to show his ID, you know. He gives some easy-to-remember advice on the Amendments: vote against them all. This stuff needs to be handled by legislators, not added to the Constitution, he says.
OCT 24 Bobby Jindal's recent "magical" budget touch - you know, the one that turned a $140 million deficit into a $170 million surplus - is just imaginary, columnist James Gill tells us in this post. It's about as real as that story he tells about the "gold standard" of ethics, Gill says.
OCT 24 George Carter III, a teenage member of the group Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools, died this week, the Picayune reports here. Educators who knew him called him a "visionary." He certainly had some highly-developed ideas for his age, but despite his ability to provide positive ideas for helping kids in the city, in the end he wasn't able to escape NOLA's problems, either.
OCT 24 John Dickerson posts this slice-of-campaign-life look at Mary Landrieu on the trail in Louisiana. Republicans are playing to a runoff, he opines, meaning our state will become "a zoo" if it turns out this race will decide control of the Senate.
OCT 24 Bike lanes have been quite the topic of convo over in NOLA recently, what with streetspace, already at a premium downtown, being sacrified for them. In this post on the Uptown Messenger blog, Owen Courreges opines that the lanes are not really being constructed for people who ride bikes, but instead because developers seeking to make money downtown feel they are needed. He's also predicting that they will increase already nightmarish levels of traffic to new heights. Nah -- that couldn't happen!
OCT 23 Blogger Tom Aswell posts the photo that started making the rounds of the Facebook this week; it shows our governor and his lovely bride, all bright and smiley and holding big guns. The Jindals look a little posed, down to their carefully and properly placed index fingers. They're both grinning wide, displaying how comfortable they are with weaponry. Whee!
OCT 23 This fascinating post on The Lens opens the discussion of New Orleans as subject. C. W. Cannon talks about the concept of dual consciousness and how New Orleanians, especially, have experienced this condition post-Katrina. Cannon attended a recent conference about the issue at Tulane, where the discussion focused on how the romanticization of the city by outsiders masks real social problems.
OCT 23 Bayou Buzz is taking Gov. Bobby Jindal and the GOP to task here for the Ebola shrieking. The so-called "travel ban" makes no sense, and these politicians should have done their homework before coming up with this stunt, Stephen Sabludowsky writes.
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