The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center named Capital One Financial Corp. winner of the 2014 Corporate Citizenship Awards in the category of Best Community Improvement.

Capital One was recognized for its Place-Based Initiatives, including one in the Gentilly section of New Orleans, where the company has partnered with 29 local organizations to grow small businesses, create affordable housing and provide financial education since Hurricane Katrina.

The award honors businesses for their significant positive impacts in communities around the world.


The intensive care units at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge are being presented the ICU Design Citation Award co-sponsored by the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the American Institute of Architects Academy on Architecture for Health.

The award is given each year to an ICU that combines functional design with the humanitarian delivery of critical care. OLOL’s 60-bed ICU is part of the hospital’s recently constructed Heart & Vascular Institute. The design of the medical and surgical ICUs at OLOL focused on incorporating natural light and family space to support healing. Its rooms’ technology includes ICU booms suspended from the ceiling to improve safety and video-conferencing equipment for mobile virtual monitoring of patients.


Dupré Logistics in Lafayette received a President’s Trophy Award from the American Trucking Association.

The company won the national award in the 25 million to 100 million miles category, the second time Dupré has won that award, based on its safety record, programs and community outreach activities.

Dr. John Gonzalez, chief medical officer at Acadia General Hospital, has received board certification in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and its Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.