Entergy Corp. has been named a Top Corporation for Women’s Business Enterprises by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.

The national awards honor corporations for supplier diversity programs that reduce barriers and drive growth for Women’s Business Enterprises.

Tulane Health System’s Stroke Program has earned the American Heart Association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll-Elite Plus award.

Tulane is the first hospital in Louisiana to achieve the quality award, which recognizes hospitals that continue improving acute ischemic stroke care by reducing the time for patients being treated with clot-busting drug tape.

Facilities must prove they can have an expert available to see the patient within 10 minutes, get bloodwork results, interpret EKGs and interpret brain imaging all within 45 minutes with a goal of administering IV tape in less than 60 minutes.


Turner Industries’ Marathon Petroleum HCU Revamp/Turnaround project in Garyville was selected as the 2014 Associated Builders and Contractors National Eagle level winner in the Excellence in Construction Awards competition for the general contractor industrial $15 million to $25 million award category. Turner served as the major mechanical contractor.

Turner Industries also received an international Stevie Award for its Maintenance Applied Productivity System, a software that allows Turner to track activities on the jobsite. The MAPS software was recognized in the business intelligence solution — new version category.

Christopher Green, associate professor at the LSU AgCenter Aquaculture Research Station, received the Distinguished Early Career Award from the United States Aquaculture Society.

The award honors a professional who has worked in aquaculture for 10 years or less for outstanding leadership or innovation in research, education, extension or industry development in the field of agriculture. Green’s lab work has focused on applied reproductive fish physiology and endocrinology, the study of fish hormones and hormone secretions, an area that affects functions such as reproduction, metabolism and movement.

The Baton Rouge Clinic AMC is one of 14 medical groups to receive national recognition as Million Hearts 2014 Hypertension Control Champions from the American Medical Group Association.

The Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge is a competitive challenge to identify practices, clinicians and health systems that have worked with their patients to achieve hypertension control rates at or above 70 percent.

The LSU Office of Research and Economic Development has recognized outstanding faculty with Rainmaker Awards for research and creative activity.

They are Megan Papesh in the Department of Psychology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences as the arts, humanities and social sciences emerging scholar; Francisco Hung in the Cain Department of Chemical Engineering and Center for Computation and Technology as the science, technology, engineering and math emerging scholar; James Matthew Fannin in the Department of Agricultural Economics, LSU AgCenter, as the arts, humanities and social sciences mid-career scholar; Parampreet Singh in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Science, as the science, technology, engineering and math mid-career scholar; Ed Shihadeh in the Department of Sociology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, as the arts, humanities and social sciences senior scholar; and James Moroney in the Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science as the science, technology, engineering and math senior scholar.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Baton Rouge resident office has been recognized for exemplary work by the Southern Environmental Enforcement Network.