Catersource catering conference scheduled

Catersource, an event for caterers and events professionals, will be held March 12-17 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

The event will include more than 100 educational sessions; an "Art of Catering Food" training program; culinary and design competitions; tastings; and opportunities to meet celebrity chefs.

The event is designed to showcase trends, as well as provide tools and tips to make businesses more competitive. Topics include word of mouth marketing; increasing customer loyalty; the art of Cajun cooking; digital marketing strategies; and brand building using concepts made famous by Walt Disney.

More than 7,000 catering and event professionals and more than 400 exhibitors are expected for the event.

The lineup and information is available at

Lady of the Sea joins Peoples Health

Lady of the Sea General Hospital has joined the Peoples Health hospital network.

Peoples Health, a Metairie-based Medicare Advantage company, serves more than 55,000 Louisiana Medicare beneficiaries.

Lady of the Sea is a full-service acute care hospital in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. It has medical clinics in Cut Off, La Rose and Fourchon. General surgery is also offered at the Cut Off clinic. Additional outpatient services include rehabilitation therapy, two community pharmacies, renal dialysis and home health.

“We look forward to assisting Peoples Health members as we continue to focus on the health needs of the south Lafourche community,” said Karen Collins, CEO of Lady of the Sea General Hospital.

Acadiana foundation seeking nominations

Community Foundation of Acadiana is accepting nominations from the community until close of business Feb. 13 for the 2017 Leaders in Philanthropy Awards.

The awards are presented annually to outstanding individuals or couples from each of the eight parishes in the foundation's primary service area who have made a philanthropic impact in their communities through substantial charitable contributions to or by attracting substantial contributions for nonprofits, churches or schools.

The parishes are Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion.

The foundation also presents one or more Corporate Awards for philanthropic impact through substantial charitable contributions to nonprofits, churches or schools in at least one of the eight parishes. The winners do not have to be headquartered in Acadiana.

Applications are online at

Recipients will be selected in February and presented awards at the sixth annual Leaders in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon in November at the Cajundome in Lafayette.

Oceans Healthcare acquires Crowley facility

Oceans Healthcare has acquired the 16-bed Phoenix Behavioral Hospital at 2021 Crowley Rayne Highway in Crowley.

The facility, which has been renamed Oceans Behavioral Hospital Crowley, is a campus of Oceans Healthcare’s existing facility, Oceans Behavioral Hospital Opelousas. It will continue serving older adult and senior patients suffering from major depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, bipolar, post-traumatic stress disorder and schizophrenia, as well as other behavioral health challenges associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The hospital also will provide intensive outpatient services for adults.

Founded in 2004, Oceans has 17 locations in Texas and Louisiana.

Emission credits conference scheduled

A conference on emission reduction credits is being held Thursday to help the regulated community and general public better understand the ramifications of this banking rule revision.

The ERC conference is sponsored by the Baton Rouge Clean Air Coalition in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality in the Oliver Pollack Room at the LDEQ Conference Center in the Galvez Building, 602 N. 5th St., in downtown Baton Rouge.

Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided. Registration is required at

Regions Bank reopens two flooded branches

Regions Bank has renovated and reopened its flooded Monticello branch at 11880 Greenwell Springs Road and Denham Springs branch at 1509 S. Range Ave.

Regions had established temporary locations in Monticello and Denham Springs to maintain its services to the two communities.

Regions said the extensive damage in Denham Springs and size of the facility allowed it to better configure the branch space and introduce new features, including a video banking ATM in the branch’s drive-thru.

Dental clinic opens in Long Farm Village

Baton Rouge Modern Dentistry has opened at 14640 Village Market St., Suite 103, in the Long Farm Village Shopping Center at Airline Highway and Antioch Road.

The clinic, a Smile Generation-trusted office, is equipped with home-based registration capabilities, digital X-rays and Cerec computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing dentistry.

Smile Generation-trusted offices are supported by Pacific Dental Services.

Contact the clinic at or (225) 407-4429.

OLOL Physician Group reopens Baker clinic

Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group – Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Group has reopened its flooded clinic at 6516 E. Myrtle Ave. in Baker.

The clinic took on about 10 inches of water during the August flood and has undergone a renovation that includes new flooring, furnishings and cabinetry, and an expanded reception area in a modern setting.

The clinic specializes in medical care for children, adults and seniors. Services include preventive health care, physical exams, evaluation and care of illness and minor injuries, school and sports physicals, immunizations, newborn visits, chest X-rays, asthma treatments, glucose testing, electrocardiograms, ultrasound, fitness testing and colonoscopy screening. The phone number is (225) 774-7320.

The clinic’s providers had continued operations out of other Physician Group locations in Central and Zachary. Of the four Physician Group clinics that were affected by the August flood, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Baker is the first to return to full operations. The other clinics continue to operate out of temporary locations.