LAFAYETTE — The University Medical Center Foundation recently honored UMC hospital employees, a news release says.

The foundation selected Dr. Alan Broussard as its Physician of the Year and Janet Leger, head nurse of UMC’s Medicine Unit, as its Nurse of the Year. Maia Marceaux, coordinator of the rural scholars track medical student program, received the President’s Award.

Broussard is the clinical assistant professor of family medicine and serves as the program director of the family medicine residency program.  Before entering medical school in 1990, Broussard was employed as a medical technologist at UMC.

He graduated from LSU Health Sciences Center School of Medicine New Orleans in 1994 and completed his family medicine training at UMC in 1997. He joined UMC in 2002 after fulfilling an obligation with the National Health Service Corps. 

A 26-year veteran of UMC, Leger has served as head nurse in the UMC medical/surgical unit for 22 years and is registered nurse supervisor of the general medicine/inpatient hospice unit.  She is certified in hospice and palliative care and advanced cardiovascular life support.  She represents UMC in the implementation of the LSU electronic health record across all 10 LSU hospitals. 

As rural scholars track coordinator, Marceaux coordinates the activities of 50 medical students from the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans.  She also serves as the administrative assistant to the associate dean for Lafayette affairs and medical director.