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Sarah Deyo, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University


Sarah Deyo, physician assistant program director at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, was presented the New Faculty Award for Professional Excellence by the Physician Assistant Education Association.

The annual award is given to a program faculty member with three or fewer years of service who has made noteworthy contributions to physician assistant education.

Deyo joined the university in September 2015 and was appointed as the physician assistant program director in spring 2016 and continues her teaching responsibilities. She graduated from the physician assistant program at Our Lady of the Lake College, now Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, in 2009. She practiced in the pediatric emergency room at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. She provided guest lectures in pediatrics to students at the university and served as a clinical preceptor in the emergency room from 2009 before joining the faculty in 2015. She incorporated simulation to reinforce course material and also served as the primary investigator in a scholarly project with the Pediatric Residency Program at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital.


St. Martin Hospital in Breaux Bridge was recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health/iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health for overall excellence in patient perspective, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation.

Rankings are based on 50 individual metrics in three major categories and eight pillars to derive a single overall strength rating for facilities. St. Martin Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital managed by Lafayette General Medical Center.


Fidelity Bank was runner-up for the best in asset category in the American Bankers Association second annual Bank Marketing Video Awards.

Fidelity's video titled "Big Surprise at the Wayward Owl" was recognized for its focus on commitment to the community and best use of social media in a panel's evaluation of production value, creativity and messaging.

Children’s Hospital’s Gilda Trautman Newman Rehabilitation Program received Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities accreditation of its pediatric specialty program.

Accreditation is based on a commitment to quality improvement, focus on individual patient needs and monitoring the results of services. There are only 66 facilities in the country with CARF Pediatric Specialty Certification.