The Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana received the 2012 Public Pension Standards Award for Funding and Administration by the Public Pension Coordinating Council in recognition of meeting professional standards for plan funding and administration. This is the ninth year that TRSL has received the public pension standards award.
The Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum and St. Elizabeth Hospital each received Pelican Awards from the Louisiana Society for Hospital Public Relations and Marketing. The Quality Forum won in the category of public relations and marketing projects for a health care-related organization (non-hospital). The award recognized a sales/marketing campaign that focused on promoting the Louisiana Health Information Exchange. St. Elizabeth won for brochure (production cost of $2,500 or less); presentation (production cost of $5,000 or less); and invitation, specialty item, print advertising, billboard and direct mail awards in the 150-beds-or-less category.
Lafayette General Medical Center was given a Bronze Award by the Department of Health and Human Services for its success in increasing the number of organs available and transplanted and achieving a 75 percent or greater collaborative conversion rate.
The Louisiana Technology Council has named winners of the 2012 Governors Technology Awards. Categories and winners from the local area are Harbor Telematics, of Baton Rouge, Best Application of Technology, for its crane data system; Charlie D’Agostino, executive director of the Louisiana Business and Technology Center in Baton Rouge, Technology Leader of the Year Award; Geocent LLC, of New Orleans, Growth Company of the Year; and 365 Connect LLC, of New Orleans, the Coup d’Tech award, for its locate, lease and live technology platform.
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