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LaSalle General Hospital Joins Forces with Red River Cardiology

We proudly welcome Red River Cardiology to our team!

They will see patients three days a week.

Dr. Joseph Landreneau- Wednesdays

Dr. Norbert Urbanski- Mondays

Dr. Ilyas Chaudhry Thursdays

People & Employees

Introducing Our New Swingbed/Case Manager


We are proud to announce our new Swingbed Coordinator/Case Manager – Kelli Tant, RN.  Kelli will be assuming this role as of Wednesday, September, 19, 2012.

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In Memory of 9-11


11 years ago on this day, September 11th, 2001, a series of four suicide attacks that were committed in the United States. On that Tuesday morning, 19 terrorists from the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger jets. The hijackers intentionally piloted two of those planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center complex in New York City; both towers collapsed within two hours. The hijackers also intentionally crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and intended to pilot the fourth hijacked jet, United Airlines Flight 93, into the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.; however, the plane crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after its passengers attempted to take control of the jet from the hijackers. Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks, including the 246 civilians and 19 hijackers aboard the four planes.

Today is not only a day of remembrance for those that were lost, but also a day to honor the brave police, fire fighters, service men, and citizens who were there on the frontlines. That day marked all that remember in very different ways. Please take a moment today to stop and REMEMBER 9/11.

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Scrub Show - Sept. 6, 2012


September 6, 2012
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Happy Labor Day

~Happy Labor Day~

September 3, 2012


Wishing you  a safe and Happy Labor Day!

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Welcoming New Staff

We would like to welcome to our staff:

Dr. John Clark Sams, M.D.

Dr. Sams comes to LaSalle Family Medical Clinic from a private practice in Alexandria. He has over 20 years of experience and specializes in Internal Medicine.

Tracy Thrash, NP

Tracy has joined the LGH team as Nurse Practitioner on 2nd floor. She comes to us from Alexandria Cardiology Clinic. Tracy has 8 years of experience as an NP.

Kristen Johnson, NP

Kristen will be at our Jonesville Clinic, LaSalle Primary Healthcare, full time. She has previously been at a medical clinic in New Iberia.

We would like to welcome these three to our staff here at LGH!

People & Employees

American Idols come to Lasalle Nursing Home


Friday, August 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM

 Karaoke machine will be provided

Employees from Lasalle Nursing Home and Lasalle General Hospital are encouraged to participate.

There will be three judges to decide if YOU are the next american idol!!!

Pop corn, drinks and ice cream will be sold.  There is no entry fee. See Tammy Deason to enter.


Do you think you have what it takes???

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July Employee of the Month

July’s Employee of the Month is KELLY TANT! Kelly is an RN and has been with LGH since 2009 and has been described as very kind, dependable, proffessional, and always willing to help out her coworkers. We appreciate your hard work! Congrats again!!

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June Employee of the Month

Employee of the Month for June is Evelyn Barker!

Evelyn is our Lab Supervisor and has been with LaSalle General since March of 2008. She is always very helpful and excellent to work with. Congratulations to you!

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Honoring 2012 Employee Years of Service

On May 15, 2012 at our monthly Employee of the Month party LaSalle General Recognized the employees who have been at our hospital from 5-35 years. They were given, certificates, pins, plaques, and our retiring employees were given rocking chairs. Below is a listing of those employees and the years of service that have given to LGH along with a slide show from the reception.

Retiring Employees 

 Lilly F Butler

James Dosier Norris

Christine Wright

35 Year Employees

Ann Paul

Connie Parker

30 Year Employees

 Lynn Huffman

Karen Wilkinson

25 Year Employees

 Sallie Teague

Stephanie McCarroll

Kathy Lambeth

Sheryl Paul

20 Year Employees

Vicky Bignar

Todd Fannin

Daneen Walters

Connie Lambeth

15 Years Employees

Rachael Stevens

Gloria Purvis

10 Year Employees

Ellen Brown Douglas

Hank Brown

Stephanie Thacker

Cassandra Trisler

Marquitta Reeder

Norma Jean Brown

Carrie Porter

Tariq Ahmed, MD

5 Year Employees

Raymond Phillips

Ilene Capps

Leslie Bruner

Becky Estis

Amy Franklin

Phillip Postlewait

Ernest Peyton, Jr.

Edna Thompson

Barbara Brown

Sarah Hudnall

Sherrie Allison

Gloria McCoy

Michelle Sanders

Cheryl Dorsey

Julie Barton

Teresa Nelson

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Annual Emergency Disaster Drill

LaSalle General Hospital in association with the GEO Detention Facility hosted our annual External Emergency Disaster Drill on June 8, 2012.

The scenario involved a log truck speeding down Pinehill Road. The log truck struck one of LDF/GEO’s transportation vans transporting people to GEO causing the van to turn over and ignighting a fire on the transportation van.  There were some fatalities, some serious injuries, and several walking wounded.  Medical staff at GEO triaged the victims and made arrangements to transfer them to surrounding facilities as needed.  Victims were not actually taken to the local hospitals.  LaSalle General Hospital asked the Rod Brady VoTech LPN Class to pose as victims for our disaster drill at LGH.  We do appreciate the 17 LPN students who participated in our drill.  This helps us to simulate a full scale disaster and gives us very helpful practice in putting our disaster plan into effect.  The drill was a huge success and gives LGH valuable insight in our current disaster plans and how we can improve them.  We appreciate everyone for their participation and look forward to having our next drill very soon.

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National Certified Nursing Assistants Day!

June 14th is National Nursing Assistant Day!!



 A Certified nursing assistant provide invaluable services for the elderly in  hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living  facilities. They also work with hospice patients and persons confined to home  but in need of nursing care, including helping with daily living (hygiene,  mobility, nutrition). WE have a great group of CNA’s that help keep our patients happy! We thank you for everything yall do.

Please take a moment to THANK our great group of CNA’s… These ladies provide wonderful care to our patients and we appreciate everything that they do!

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July 4th Raffle

Dietary Department has a “July 4th Celebration” Raffle they are selling tickets for. This raffle is set up in the cafeteria and contains things like: 

52 quart ice chest, 1 gallon ice cream maker, condiments for that BBQ, 6 packs of drinks, ice cream mixes and salts, and plates, cups, napkins ect! Everything you need for a backyard celebration for the 4th!

 All proceeds will go towards Relay For Life!!

See any dietary employee for your chance to win! $1.00 per ticket!

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Blood Drive

Rod Brady Technical College will be holding a
Thursday, June 14 @ 9-12 am 
They are located at 521 Bradford Street, Jena. 
For information call 318-992-2910.  
Please take the time to go out and donate!! 

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“A-HEC of a Summer” Program

(left to right):  Program Educator Rae Lindsey, Stephanie McGuffee, Macey Roark, Naomi Reeder, Brittany Ray, Quinn Riley, and Program Supervisor Jennifer Mason

Central Louisiana Area Health Education Center (Central LA AHEC) collaborated with LaSalle General Hospital, and LaSalle Parish School Board to bring the “A-HEC of a Summer” program to students in the area. This was the eleventh year that the program has been made possible for students at LaSalle General Hospital. The program is an excellent tool by which students can explore different health care professions and make decisions about their future based on experience and observation. Students volunteered their time for fifteen days in the summer at LaSalle General Hospital.

“A-HEC of a Summer” participants were high school students who have a career interest in the medical profession. The program provided students with the opportunity to participate in health related volunteer work and the freedom to explore career interests in the various fields that comprise the world of health careers.

Students rotated through various departments in the hospital to gain hands-on experiences so they could determine for themselves whether or not a health career is a good choice for their future. They were able to obtain knowledge and experience from healthcare mentors, field trips, workshops and guest lecturers. The program supervisor at LaSalle General Hospital was Jennifer Mason and the program educator was Rae Lindsey.

The 2012 program participants at LaSalle General Hospital were Stephanie McGuffee, Brittany Ray, Naomi Reeder, Quinn Riley, and Macey Roark from Jena High School. Students were chosen on the basis of grades, a written essay, letters of recommendation and an interview. “A-HEC of a Summer” is an accredited high school course for one-half unit elective credit.

Central Louisiana AHEC is a non-profit, community-based agency that serves as a training and information resource for health and education professionals for a 17-parish region. A primary goal of Central Louisiana AHEC is to identify local needs and develop programs that will encourage health professionals to practice in rural and underserved communities where their services are urgently needed. Gabrielle Juneau, program coordinator, states that “this program is an excellent tool for students to enhance their understanding and get hands-on experience in different healthcare fields.”

Applications for next year’s “A-HEC of a Summer” will be available in September on Central Louisiana AHEC’s website at, or by contacting the guidance counselors office at your high school this fall.

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