Peter Haynes, dean of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, has been presented the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Distinguished Alumnus Award by the Colorado State University Alumni Association.
The Better Business Bureau of South Louisiana has named the recipients of its 2012 Douglas Manship Sr. Torch Award for Ethics in Business awards. They are: Hidalgo Health Associates, 1-10 employees; Bryson Law Firm LLC, 11-99 employees; GMFS LLC, 100-299 employees; and Cox Communications Inc., 300 or more employees. The award honors those who exhibit the highest ethical standards of behavior toward customers, suppliers, users, shareholders, employees and the community.
The city of Baker has been presented the Leo Bankston Award by the Capital Area Ground Water Conservation Commission District. The award recognizes good stewardship of ground water resources. Baker received the award for its installation of an automated water meter system for the 86 percent of the total users who do not have meters and to replace old meters with new ones. Users without meters have been paying a flat rate to the city of Baker so there was no incentive to conserve water.
Baton Rouge General’s Pennington Cancer Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology.
The National Federation of Press Women has presented awards to several area journalists. The winners and their award are: Carol Anne Blitzer, second place in special articles-home (interior decoration, furniture, architecture, fashion), third place in special articles-agriculture, agribusiness, aquaculture and an honorable mention in special articles-business; Madelyn Lamb, first place in frequent or regular sections in a daily newspaper edited by the entrant; Marsha Shuler, second in continuing coverage or unfolding news; and Cheramie Sonnier, second place in special articles-food and second place in special articles-reviews on any subject where a personal opinion is expressed.
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Dr. Joseph Y. Bordelon has been presented 2012 Laureate Award from the Louisiana chapter of the American College of Physicians. He practices pulmonary and sleep medicine in Opelousas and sleep medicine in Baton Rouge. The award recognizes Fellows and Masters of the organization who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in medical care, education or research, and service to their community, their chapter and the American College of Physicians.
Gary P. LaGrange, president and chief executive officer of the Port of New Orleans, was presented the 2012 C. Alvin Bertel Award by the World Trade Center of New Orleans and 10 other nominating organizations. The award is presented annually to honor an individual for his or her outstanding contribution to the greater New Orleans port area.
The wound care and hyperbarics program at Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner has been awarded accreditation from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. Accreditation involves a review of more than 750 patient care and facility standards by a panel of experts in the field of hyperbaric medicine. UHMS accreditation is a co-accrediting body with Joint Commission.