The American Planning Association’s Louisiana chapter has awarded a Planning Excellence Award to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, the Center for Planning Excellence, Tulane University, Shaw Group, Fregonese Associates, Focus FW and Bosch Slabbers for creating the Best Practice Manual for Coastal Louisiana. A Planning Excellence Award also went to the Center for Planning Excellence for the implementation of the Old South Baton Rouge Community Implementation Manual.

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center is among 164 hospitals nationally to receive the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award. The award is based on following treatment guidelines and specific measures.

John Hendrick, certified physician assistant with Louisiana Heart, Lung & Vascular at the Regional Medical Center of Acadiana, earned certification of added qualification in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.