Paul Coreil, retired LSU AgCenter vice chancellor and director of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, was inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Coreil said expanding and improving camp facilities at the Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center in Grant Parish was among his most satisfying accomplishments. Improvements included indoor-outdoor classroom, shooting sports range and wetland education ponds and facilities.

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center created the Willie F. Hawkins Community Center at the LSU Health Baton Rouge North Clinic on Airline Highway.

The center will be used for health fairs, educational events and other group meetings. Hawkins was instrumental in helping LSU secure the land where the clinic was built and was recognized for his leadership in public health care through various state administrative positions, including 16 years with the LSU system. His career included roles with the Louisiana Health Care Authority as well as several health care and nonprofit organizations. Hawkins was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served with the Military Assistance Command in Vietnam.


LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry will receive a 2018 William J. Gies Award for Vision — Academic Dental Institution from the American Dental Education Association.

The award honors individuals and organizations that exemplify the highest standards in oral health and dental education, research and leadership. LSU Health was cited for its continued expansion of its programs in Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice, a collaboration of students and professionals that prepares students for the workplace to improve patients' health outcomes. In 2008, the school was the inaugural recipient of the William J. Gies Award for Outstanding Innovation for rebuilding dental education in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina.

Ochsner St. Anne Hospital has been designated a baby-friendly birth facility by Baby-Friendly USA Inc., the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative by the World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund.

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