Bissinger to Receive the 2018 Judah Touro Society Award

The Touro Infirmary Foundation announced that Allan Bissinger will receive the 2018 Judah Touro Society (JTS) Award at the Touro Infirmary Foundation Gala on Nov. 10 at the Mardi Gras World River City Ballroom.

The JTS Award is the hospital’s highest honor and is voted on by previous JTS Award recipients. It is given annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the welfare of Touro Infirmary. A Touro governing board member since 2002 and former governing board chair, Bissinger will receive the same award his father, Roger Bissinger, received in 2001.

“Allan has a great understanding of the importance of continuing the legacy of Touro Infirmary,” says Susan E. Andrews, president and CEO of Touro Infirmary. “He was very involved in the partnership with Children’s Hospital and continues to advocate for better healthcare in New Orleans through his service on both the Touro governing board and the LCMC Health board of trustees.”

As governing board chair, Allan facilitated resolutions on a variety of issues to help finalize the formation of a two-hospital, not-for-profit healthcare system between Children’s Hospital and Touro Infirmary. Under Allan’s guidance, in 2010, Touro Infirmary leased the St. Charles Campus to the LSU Health Network which consolidated LSU’s private patient clinics to one location.

As an advocate and board member, Allan has served in various roles at Touro, including chair of the Finance Committee, Audit and Corporate Compliance Quality Care, and Strategic Planning.

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