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Generous Grant Donations for Scholarships

Lady of the Sea would like to recognize and thank Charles "Mike" and Blanche Callais for their generous grant donations totaling $19,500 through the Community Foundation of Acadiana . These grants funded scholarships provided by Lady of the Sea to local students enrolled in medical, nursing, and allied health studies in the Fall2017 and Spring 2018 semesters. Community Foundation of Acadiana


 

 


Sudden Impact 2018Sudden Impact 2018

Lady of the Sea General Hospital recently participated in a mock fatal crash aimed at teaching real life lessons to teenagers at South Lafourche High School on Friday, March 23, 2018. Lady of the Sea and other first responder agencies through the Sudden Impact Program team up to help prevent accidents caused by impaired and distracted driving. For more information on the program, click here.

Click here to view pictures from the event in a slideshow.


Safety Circus 2018Safety Circus 2018

Lady of the Sea General Hospital held its Annual Safety Circus on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at the Cut Off Youth Center. The Safety Circus event came about through the National SAFE KIDS campaign, which promotes childhood injury prevention by uniting diverse groups into local and state coalitions, developing innovative educational tools and strategies, initiating public policy changes, promoting new technology and raising awareness about many risk areas. At the Safety Circus, parents and children of the South Lafourche area learn how to prevent the most commonly overlooked hazards on land, water and in the home. The Safety Circus is usually held each year in early May, and admission is FREE. Some of the presenting partners in the past have been the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office presenting RAD Kids and Water Safety, the Les Artists du Bayou, the Kid Care ID program, Bayou Council on Alcoholism and ADAC with information on the dangers of Drugs and Alcohol, the LACHIP program, the Girl Scouts, Kids Trash Patrol, Lafourche Parish School Bus division.

Click here to view pictures from the 2018 event in a slideshow.


Jason Lasseigne AwardChamber Employee of the Year!

Congratulations to Jason Lasseigne, R.T. (R) (ARRT), Radiology Tech in our Radiology Department, who earned the honor of our Employee of the Year! Jason was also recognized as a Nominee for the Chamber of Lafourche Employee of the Year. Jason's top priority is the patient, and he regularly receives recognition from his patients as well as fellow staff members for his assistance.


Chamber AwardBest of Lafourche Excellence in Healthcare Awards

Congratulations to our 13 employees recognized at the Best of Lafourche Excellence in Healthcare awards in April! Pictured left to right: Lloyd Guidry, Pharm D, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Pharmacy Services; Karen Collins, RN, BSN, Chief Executive Officer; Suzanne Pitre, RN, Director of Home Health Services; Maria Gros, RN, Emergency Department Charge Nurse; Helene Melancon, RN, BSN, CIC, Director of Infection Control, Employee Health, Quality; Chantelle Bouffanie, CNA, Emergency Room Certified Nursing Assistant; Ruby LeBlanc, RN, CDE, Director of Learning Center and Diabetes Educator; Shirley Griffin, RN, Registered Nurse Renal Dialysis Unit; Dr. Camille Pitre, Family Medical Physician, Lady of the Sea Medical Clinic - Larose. (Not Pictured: Dr. William Crenshaw, Chief of Staff and Medical Director of the ER; Buffy Lafont, RN, BSN, Director of Emergency Services; Tad Lafont, RN, Chief Clinic Officer; Dwight Matherne, PA-C; Physician Assistant, Lady of the Sea Medical Clinic - Cut Off)


Daisy Winner 2018Lady of the Sea is proud to announce Tiffany Gisclair, RN from the Medical-Surgical unit, as the recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses for 2018.

The DAISY Award recognizes the extraordinary care and compassion provided by nurses. Quotes from Tiffany's nominations: "On 7/7/17, my daughter was admitted to the ER for appendicitis and had to have emergency surgery. From the time that she was put into a room on the second floor, Ms. Tiffany gave 250%. We as her parents are grateful for nurses like her. She took extra time helping us understand all of what was going on and keeping our daughter calm and content. She showed wonderful bedside manners. She truly made our stay at LOSGH a pleasure. Thank you all staff for a job well done!"
"I have had her a lot of times for myself and both my grandchildren. I never had a nurse or anyone else that treated me with the kindness and respect that she has and even prayed with me. I love this woman and she deserves the award."
"During my stay at LOSGH, Ms. Tiffany went above and beyond to help me in any way and every way possible. She is very kind, caring, and loving. She treated me as if I were the only patient she had to take care of. She took her time to help me understand everything that was going on. If anyone deserves this award, it would be her. She took care of me for 2 days and never changed! Thank you all at LOSGH for your loving, caring, and being spectacular at what you ladies and gents are trained to do!"

Please continue to submit nominations by downloading and returning this form in the DAISY Box located at the front lobby reception area or mailbox area. There are also blank nominations forms in that area. You may submit nominations as often as you like, since this is an ongoing recognition program. Certificates may be given out monthly and awards will be given out annually. If you have any questions, please contact Holly Griffin, CNO at (985) 325-9407.


Jason Lasseigne AwardChamber Employee of the Year!

Congratulations to Jason Lasseigne, R.T. (R) (ARRT), Radiology Tech in our Radiology Department, who earned the honor of our Employee of the Year! Jason was also recognized as a Nominee for the Chamber of Lafourche Employee of the Year. Jason's top priority is the patient, and he regularly receives recognition from his patients as well as fellow staff members for his assistance.


Chamber AwardBest of Lafourche Excellence in Healthcare Awards

Congratulations to our 13 employees recognized at the Best of Lafourche Excellence in Healthcare awards in April! Pictured left to right: Lloyd Guidry, Pharm D, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Pharmacy Services; Karen Collins, RN, BSN, Chief Executive Officer; Suzanne Pitre, RN, Director of Home Health Services; Maria Gros, RN, Emergency Department Charge Nurse; Helene Melancon, RN, BSN, CIC, Director of Infection Control, Employee Health, Quality; Chantelle Bouffanie, CNA, Emergency Room Certified Nursing Assistant; Ruby LeBlanc, RN, CDE, Director of Learning Center and Diabetes Educator; Shirley Griffin, RN, Registered Nurse Renal Dialysis Unit; Dr. Camille Pitre, Family Medical Physician, Lady of the Sea Medical Clinic - Larose. (Not Pictured: Dr. William Crenshaw, Chief of Staff and Medical Director of the ER; Buffy Lafont, RN, BSN, Director of Emergency Services; Tad Lafont, RN, Chief Clinic Officer; Dwight Matherne, PA-C; Physician Assistant, Lady of the Sea Medical Clinic - Cut Off)


Training ExerciseTraining Exercise at Lady of the Sea

March 10, 2017, Galliano, LA – Lady of the Sea General Hospital conducted a training exercise today in conjunction with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office and Lafourche Parish Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, as well as the Lafourche Ambulance District #1, LERN and ESF8.
"The purpose of the training exercise was to put our employees and policies into a drill setting to identify areas for improvement in the safety of our facility and staff," said Karen Collins, RN, CEO of Lady of the Sea General Hospital. The scenario for the mock drill included an active shooter posing a threat in a specific area of the hospital, causing staff throughout the facility to respond. Patient care was not affected during the drill, and the hospital remained open throughout the exercise.
Following the conclusion of the drill, all participants met to discuss the processes and procedures that had taken place, as well as questions and concerns that came about as the drill progressed.
"The safety of our patients, staff and community are a priority for us at the hospital," said Collins. "Drills such as the one conducted today keep our focus on consistent improvement in our response to emergency situations and afford us the opportunity to partner with law enforcement and emergency responders."


Karen CollinsLady of the Sea CEO Karen Collins featured in healthcare publication!

Becker's Hospital Review, a healthcare industry publication reporting business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems, has posted the article "28 Nurses Who Transitioned to Hospital CEOs." Lady of the Sea General Hospital CEO Karen Collins is listed among several other peers with similar nursing backgrounds holding a top executive position. We are proud to have Karen lead LOSGH as CEO! Please click here to view the entire article.


5 Star Med-Surg Staff

Message from CEO Karen Collins

Proven best at what we do.
I'm proud to announce that Lady of the Sea General Hospital was recently named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) in the United States for best practice in patient satisfaction. The rankings were recently announced by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA), and Lady of the Sea will be recognized for their achievement at the NRHA's Critical Access Hospital Conference in September in Kansas City, MO. This award highlights our staff's commitment to quality care, and their constant focus on patient safety, satisfaction, and quality outcomes. Lady of the Sea has been the recipient of a 5-star rating (highest) from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) for the last 5 calendar quarters for their outstanding patient satisfaction scores. Lady of the Sea remains the only full service hospital in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes to achieve this recognition.Lady of the Sea has recently implemented Telepsychiatry services through South Central Louisiana Human Services. By adding this service, our patients in the ER and on the Medical Surgical Unit can have access to Psychiatric services. We are pleased to be able to add specialty services for our community through Telemedicine. We currently provide Telestroke through Ochsner, Teleradiology, and Telecardiology with Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS).

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