Surgeon appointed to regional commission _lowres

Photo provided -- Trauma Surgeon Juan C. Duchesne, MD,

North Oaks Medical Center trauma surgeon Dr. Juan C. Duchesne has been appointed to the Regional Commission of the Louisiana Emergency Response Network for Region 9. Region 9 includes Tangipahoa, Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany and Washington.

Duchesne was nominated by the Louisiana Hospital Association and will represent hospitals with more than 100 beds on the commission.

Duchesne completed an internship and residency through LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, where he also fulfilled a fellowship in critical care surgery and trauma.

LERN is an agency of state government created by the Louisiana Legislature to develop and maintain a statewide system of care coordination for patients with traumatic injury or time-sensitive illness such as heart attack or stroke.

North Oaks is one of nearly 100 entities statewide that participates in LERN. North Oaks Medical Center also is represented on the LERN Regional Commission for Region 9 by Emergency Services Medical Director Dr. Jay Smith, who serves as the commission’s vice chairman and represents Hospital Service District facilities.