News and articles from Lasalle General Hospital

5K/10K Healthfair - November 17, 2012

Health Fair

Come join us for our annual 5K/10K Run on November 17th!  We are also planning a Health Fair following the run, all of our departments are participating this year and will have several goodies and great information for you to take with you.  Hope to see you all there

5K-10K Registration Form

Click the link above to print your registration form. You can mail it, drop it by, or email it to us at  Prize details are listed on the registration form!

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Meet LGH's New Mid-Level Providers

Stephanie Knight, Nurse Practitioner full time

At LaSalle, we always strive to give every patient the care they deserve, when they need it. We now staff Robbie Marcantel, Physician’s Assistant and
Stephanie Knight, Nurse Practitioner full time to cater to the needs of our patients.
Call 992-6311 for an appointment now. Same day appointment in most cases!


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Premier Pediatrics joins LaSalle Family Medicine Clinic

LaSalle General Hospital would like to welcome Erin LaCaze NP

Premier Pediatrics joins LaSalle Family Medicine Clinic

LaSalle General Hospital would like to welcome Erin LaCaze NP, and Amanda Melder, RN , along with Dr. John L. Clark, M.D. to our staff. They have started seeing patients in the LaSalle Family Medicine Clinic Monday-Friday. Please welcome them to our team when you see them!!!

John L Clark

Dr. John L. Clark, M.D.

Dr. Clark was born in Jena, Louisiana. Dr. Clark is a graduate of Jena High School in 1983 and graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1989. He completed his internship and residency at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana where he was Pediatric Chief Resident from 1994-1996. Dr. Clark was Board Certified in Pediatrics in 1996. He moved to Alexandria to begin practicing pediatrics that same year.  Special interests include childhood asthma, attention deficit disorder and minor office procedures.


Erin LaCaze, APRN, FNP

Erin is certified by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. In May of 2008, she graduated from Northwestern State University with a Masters of Science in Nursing.


Amanda Melder, LPN

People & Employees

LaSalle General Hospital Joins Forces with Red River Cardiology

Red River Cardiology

We proudly welcome Red River Cardiology to our team!

They will see patients three days a week.

Dr. Joseph Landreneau

Dr. Joseph Landreneau- Wednesdays

Dr. Norbert Urbanski

Dr. Norbert Urbanski- Mondays

Chaudry, Ilias

Dr. Ilyas Chaudhry Thursdays

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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

in memory of 911


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


Happy Labor Day

Wishing you  a safe and Happy Labor Day!

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Welcoming New Staff

We would like to welcome to our staff:

We would like to welcome to our staff:

Dr. John Clark Sams, M.D.

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 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 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???

American Idols come to Lasalle Nursing Home

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July Employee of the Month

kelly tant

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!!

Kelly Tant

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June Employee of the Month

Evelyn Barker

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!

Evelyn Barker

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Honoring 2012 Employee Years of Service

2012 employee service party

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

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!!

June 14th is National Nursing Assistant Day!!


 National Certified Nursing Assistants 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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