Dana Bellefontaine, infection preventionist and employee health coordinator, was named Lane Regional Medical Center’s 2020 MVP of the Year.

She was recognized for her dedication and efforts during the COVID-19 infection control response at the hospital and clinics.

Bellefontaine has worked at Lane for more than 31 years. She received a bachelor of science in medical technology degree from Louisiana Tech, as well as a bachelor of secondary science in education from LSU.

She began her career at Lane as a general medical technologist in the lab, then moved into microbiology as the lead technologist. After 19 years, she moved into her current role in the Quality Resources department. 

“It is such an honor to be recognized as MVP of the Year,” Bellefontaine said. “It was so unexpected, especially considering the talents of all the other nominees. I couldn’t do my job without help from my Lane family, especially during this past year as we navigated through COVID and the impact it had on us as individuals and on the hospital overall. I love my job, I love my co-workers, and I love Lane. Working in a smaller hospital and knowing everyone you work with makes it feel like home away from home.”

Bellefontaine and her husband Billy live in Baton Rouge and have three children, Danielle, William, and Blake, and two grandsons, Fitz and Townes. When not working, she enjoys horseback riding, running, tennis, golf, water skiing and snow skiing, reading and LSU sports.

Other 2020 MVP of the Year nominees included Natasha Barnes, Kobi Lafleur, Beverly Ball, Miriam Everett, Brian Barron, Portland Coleman and Trynette Ambeau.