Baton Rouge area

The American College of Cardiology has recognized Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center as a HeartCare Center National Distinction of Excellence.

It is one of 23 designated facilities in the country, demonstrating a commitment to providing exceptional cardiovascular care through process improvement, disease and procedure-specific accreditation, professional excellence and community engagement.

New Orleans area

Tulane Medical Center has been awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention by the American College of Cardiology.

The designation demonstrates expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain, based on an on-site evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack. Hospitals also take part in a clinical process that involves completing a gap analysis, examining variances of care and developing an action plan and monitoring sustained success. 

Around Louisiana

The Louisiana State Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division presented its annual Outstanding Young Lawyer Award to Micah C. Zeno, a civil litigator at Gordon, Arata, Montgomery, Barnett, McCollam, Duplantis & Eagan LLC, in New Orleans; the Hon. Michaelle Pitard Wynne Professionalism Award to Ashley J. Heilprin, who practices in the areas of civil trial and commercial litigation at Phelps Dunbar LLP in New Orleans; Pro Bono Award to Brett D. Sandifer, an in-house attorney for Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. in Baton Rouge; Outstanding Local Affiliate to the Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society Inc.; and the Outstanding Program of the Year Award to the Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society Inc. and Dillard University for the Pre-Law Mock Trial Summer Camp Program.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology by the American College of Radiology. The cancer center has been reaccredited for its Baton Rouge, Covington, Gonzales, Hammond and Houma locations.

Radiation oncology is the use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. Accreditation is based on specific practice guidelines and technical standards developed; patient care, treatment and safety; personnel qualifications; adequacy of facility equipment; quality control procedures and assurance programs. Mary Bird Perkins has been ACR-accredited since 1988.