February 5, 2018

George S. Ellis, Jr., MD, has begun his two-year term as president of the Orleans Parish Medical Society (OPMS). The board also welcomes six new board members.

Dr. Ellis served as president-elect of the board from 2016 through 2017. He replaces Royce Dean Yount, MD, cardiologist, who served as president from 2016 through 2017.

February 5, 2018

The Slidell Memorial Hospital (SMH) Board of Commissioners announced that CEO Bill Davis has notified them of his intention to not renew his contract, which expires at the end of 2018. For personal family reasons, Davis will be leaving Slidell at the end of this year. At last night’s meeting, the SMH Board approved the hiring of Korn Ferry Associates to conduct a national search for the next SMH CEO, and Davis will play an integral role in selecting his successor.

February 6, 2018

Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) has named Kentdrell Jackson as the February Employee of the Month. Jackson, a TGMC employee for more than four years, works in the Food and Nutrition department as a hospitality assistant.

February 6, 2018

Susan M. Bankston, MD, of Baton Rouge is the new president of the Louisiana State Medical Society (LSMS).

As president-elect for the society in 2017, Dr. Bankston spent the past year learning more about the society’s involvement in key healthcare issues at both the state and federal legislative levels.

February 7, 2018

Tulane Pediatrics’ annual parade, Krewe De Peds, hit the hallways of Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children on Feb. 6. Patients decked out in costumes and riding on decorated stretchers and wagons paraded through the hospital tossing throws donated from the Krewe of Bacchus. Members of Krewe des Fleurs and representatives from Bacchus accompanied the patients on the route.