NEW ORLEANS AREA

Ochsner Health System was awarded the Best Comprehensive Integration for 2014 award by the Intelligent Hospital Association.

The award is given to a hospital or health system that effectively integrates technologies in a health care facility. Staff from nursing, pharmacy and information technology evaluated and chose a drug preparation and distribution system to help improve medication management, patient safety, quality of care, productivity and cost-effectiveness.

BATON ROUGE AREA

The Louisiana Dental Association has presented Dr. Hugh V. McKnight, of Baton Rouge, with its Distinguished Service Award and Dr. Nicholas Rauber, of Baton Rouge, with its New Dentist Award.

The Distinguished Service Award is given annually to individual members who exemplify the highest standards of professional conduct in dentistry and make extraordinary contributions in organized dentistry and their community.

The New Dentist Award is presented to a member who has practiced for less than 10 years and who has distinguished himself by giving time and talents for the betterment of mankind.

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center has been named the 2015 Alliance Innovation Award winner by the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers.

OLOL was chosen for its implementation of patient safety text reminders.

Christy Chachere, communications coordinator for Visit Baton Rouge, has earned certification as a Travel Marketing Professional from the Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College.

Certification is based completing a three-year program.