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Teresa Meyer, of TWRU CPAs & Financial Advisors

BATON ROUGE AREA

Teresa Meyer, of TWRU CPAs & Financial Advisors, has earned the retirement income certified professional designation through the American College of Financial Advisors.

Meyer has been in the accounting profession for 40 years focusing on small business and individual consulting and taxation.

The Louisiana Business Technology Center at LSU Innovation Park presented awards recognizing outstanding Louisiana-grown talent, ambition and entrepreneurship to Lubricity Labs LLC, LBTC Tenant of the Year; General Informatics LLC, LBTC Graduate of the Year; Performance Mods LLC, Student Incubator Company of the Year; United Aerial LLC, Student Incubator Graduate of the Year; Bascom Hunter Technologies Inc., SBIR Client of the Year; Cellcontrol, ProtoStripes Client of the Year; Will Bullock, MBA Graduate Student of the Year; Lindsey Schexnayder, Courtlyn M. Bonaventure Student Worker of the Year; Van Le, LBTC Intern of the Year; and Martin Walke, of the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority, Innovation Park/LBTC Advocate of the Year.

A team of LSU accounting students was one of two to win regional competitions that earned it a spot in Deloitte’s 2018 national Audit Innovation Campus Challenge.

The team was one of eight to compete; the other team going to nationals in April is Trinity College. LSU was represented by Colleen Chaney, of Baton Rouge; Chris Chapman, of Southlake, Texas; Garyn Grace, of Superior, Colorado; Ryan Hollis, of Mandeville; Kyra Hudson, of New Orleans; and Sam Pearce, of Mandeville. Sanaz Aghazadeh, assistant professor of accounting, served as the team’s faculty adviser.

For the regional competition, each team had six weeks to develop an innovative audit idea that would be presented to a panel of judges from Deloitte.

LAFAYETTE AREA

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.

NEW ORLEANS AREA

Ochsner Baptist, a campus of Ochsner Medical Center, has received recognition as a baby-friendly designated birth facility by Baby-Friendly USA Inc., the U.S. authority for the global Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative sponsored by the World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund.

The initiative recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding and family bonding.