|By PR Newswire||
|March 17, 2014 03:10 PM EDT||
BATON ROUGE, La., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System welcomed Our Lady of the Angels Hospital located in Bogalusa as a new organization of the health system. The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System assumed the management and operations of the 98-bed hospital, formerly known as LSU Bogalusa Medical Center, to continue healthcare services and graduate medical education.
More than 500 team members, 125 physicians and two graduate medical education training programs have transitioned under the leadership of the health system.
"This is an exciting day for our health system to announce Our Lady of the Angels Hospital and welcome these new team members and professionals into our healthcare ministry," said John J. Finan, Jr., president and CEO of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System. "The medical center has served as an invaluable resource providing critical care access to Bogalusa, and continues important services to preserve care and medical education in the community."
All current patients in the medical center have been discharged from the LSU system and admitted to Our Lady of the Angels Hospital with no disruption to care. Teams supported a smooth transition for physicians, medical residents and team members now working under the new system. The year-long planning for the move of hospital operations has contributed to a seamless and timely changeover for patient appointments and procedures, which will continue as scheduled. The LSU Family Medicine rural track residency program will maintain education and teaching experiences at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital for future physicians.
"Continuing access to quality healthcare is essential for our community and we are grateful for a bright future with our transition," said Kurt Scott, president and CEO of Our Lady of the Angels Hospital. "We are thrilled to be joining the Catholic mission of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System and expand our network of resources and improve processes across our operations. This is a tremendous benefit for our physicians, staff and the entire community."
Our Lady of the Angels joins four other hospitals as part of the health system that has established a strong presence in Louisiana for more than 100 years. These hospitals include St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Our Lady of Lourdes in Lafayette and St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe.
Sr. Kathleen Cain, Provincial of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady, said, "The past 12 months have seen our organization achieve many milestones in which we have strengthened our mission of providing care for those most in need. Today, with this announcement in Bogalusa, we are privileged to offer our healthcare ministry to another community in Louisiana."
Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Kathy Kliebert said, "In the last year we have witnessed the tremendous benefits of public-private partnerships at LSU's health centers across the state. I am proud to join community members and leaders in Bogalusa to honor the incredible work that has been done by the medical team, staff and graduate medical students to benefit the health and well being of this community. In partnering with Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, the medical center will be able to sustain and improve the essential services provided by hundreds of dedicated personnel."
Robert Burgess, president and chief executive officer of St. Elizabeth Hospital, is the executive responsible for the transition for the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System and shared, "This collaboration extends the healing ministry of the health system to the citizens of Bogalusa and Washington Parish. We are pleased to offer our support and resources with the physicians and team and welcome them to our ministry."
About the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System
The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System is the largest healthcare system in Louisiana and is the leading healthcare providing care for more than half the population. The health system is a Catholic organization sponsored by the Sisters of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady with corporate offices in Baton Rouge. For more information visit www.fmolhs.org.
SOURCE Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System
SYS-CON Events announced today that Catchpoint, a global leader in monitoring, and testing the performance of online applications, has been named "Silver Sponsor" of DevOps Summit New York, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016 at the Javits Center in New York City. Catchpoint radically transforms the way businesses manage, monitor, and test the performance of online applications. Truly understand and improve user experience with clear visibility into complex, distributed online systems.Founde...
Dec. 1, 2015 12:15 PM EST
In recent years, at least 40% of companies using cloud applications have experienced data loss. One of the best prevention against cloud data loss is backing up your cloud data. In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Sam McIntyre, Partner Enablement Specialist at eFolder, presented how organizations can use eFolder Cloudfinder to automate backups of cloud application data. He also demonstrated how easy it is to search and restore cloud application data using Cloudfinder.
Dec. 1, 2015 12:00 PM EST Reads: 229
With all the incredible momentum behind the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, it is easy to forget that not a single CEO wakes up and wonders if “my IoT is broken.” What they wonder is if they are making the right decisions to do all they can to increase revenue, decrease costs, and improve customer experience – effectively the same challenges they have always had in growing their business. The exciting thing about the IoT industry is now these decisions can be better, faster, and smarter. Now ...
Dec. 1, 2015 12:00 PM EST Reads: 306
Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessi...
Dec. 1, 2015 11:45 AM EST Reads: 373
The Internet of Everything is re-shaping technology trends–moving away from “request/response” architecture to an “always-on” Streaming Web where data is in constant motion and secure, reliable communication is an absolute necessity. As more and more THINGS go online, the challenges that developers will need to address will only increase exponentially. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Todd Greene, Founder & CEO of PubNub, exploreed the current state of IoT connectivity and review key trends and t...
Dec. 1, 2015 11:45 AM EST Reads: 472
Actifio is powering new application development and testing services from Net3 Technologies (N3T), a managed cloud services provider. N3T's new Symmetry DevOps™ service builds on its existing Palmetto Virtual Data Center (PvDC) Cloud services for data backup and disaster recovery (DR) based on the Actifio Copy Data Virtualization platform. Previously, N3T's data protection and DR services were challenged by overlapping and inefficient legacy hardware and software platforms from multiple vendo...
Dec. 1, 2015 11:30 AM EST
Most of the IoT Gateway scenarios involve collecting data from machines/processing and pushing data upstream to cloud for further analytics. The gateway hardware varies from Raspberry Pi to Industrial PCs. The document states the process of allowing deploying polyglot data pipelining software with the clear notion of supporting immutability. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Shashank Jain, a development architect for SAP Labs, discussed the objective, which is to automate the IoT deployment proces...
Dec. 1, 2015 11:00 AM EST Reads: 138
The cloud. Like a comic book superhero, there seems to be no problem it can’t fix or cost it can’t slash. Yet making the transition is not always easy and production environments are still largely on premise. Taking some practical and sensible steps to reduce risk can also help provide a basis for a successful cloud transition. A plethora of surveys from the likes of IDG and Gartner show that more than 70 percent of enterprises have deployed at least one or more cloud application or workload. Y...
Dec. 1, 2015 11:00 AM EST Reads: 514
Countless business models have spawned from the IaaS industry – resell Web hosting, blogs, public cloud, and on and on. With the overwhelming amount of tools available to us, it's sometimes easy to overlook that many of them are just new skins of resources we've had for a long time. In his general session at 17th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Sr. Software Architect at SoftLayer, an IBM Company, broke down what we have to work with, discussed the benefits and pitfalls and how we can best use them ...
Dec. 1, 2015 10:45 AM EST Reads: 129
In demand-intensive mobile and web applications, an emerging pattern is to host the Systems of Engagement in the cloud (for maximum responsiveness) but keep the Systems of Record with the other important business systems in the company datacenter, often on a tightly secured mainframe. But what about the space in between? In this IBM Redpaper publication, we show that the IBM Bluemix cloud platform offers technologies that make it easy for cloud-based SoEs to securely connect to on-premises IBM...
Dec. 1, 2015 10:19 AM EST
Discussions of cloud computing have evolved in recent years from a focus on specific types of cloud, to a world of hybrid cloud, and to a world dominated by the APIs that make today's multi-cloud environments and hybrid clouds possible. In this Power Panel at 17th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed the importance of customers being able to use the specific technologies they need, through environments and ecosystems that expose their APIs to make true ...
Dec. 1, 2015 10:00 AM EST Reads: 577
Microservices are a very exciting architectural approach that many organizations are looking to as a way to accelerate innovation. Microservices promise to allow teams to move away from monolithic "ball of mud" systems, but the reality is that, in the vast majority of organizations, different projects and technologies will continue to be developed at different speeds. How to handle the dependencies between these disparate systems with different iteration cycles? Consider the "canoncial problem"...
Dec. 1, 2015 09:00 AM EST Reads: 481
Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. This tendency, what some call the “newest shiny object syndrome” is understandable given that virtually all of us are heavily engaged in technology. But it is also mistaken. Without concrete business cases driving its deployment, IoT, like many other technologies before it, will fade into obscurity.
Dec. 1, 2015 08:00 AM EST Reads: 396
Container technology is shaping the future of DevOps and it’s also changing the way organizations think about application development. With the rise of mobile applications in the enterprise, businesses are abandoning year-long development cycles and embracing technologies that enable rapid development and continuous deployment of apps. In his session at DevOps Summit, Kurt Collins, Developer Evangelist at Built.io, examined how Docker has evolved into a highly effective tool for application del...
Dec. 1, 2015 08:00 AM EST Reads: 397
We all know that data growth is exploding and storage budgets are shrinking. Instead of showing you charts on about how much data there is, in his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing at HGST, showed how to capture all of your data in one place. After you have your data under control, you can then analyze it in one place, saving time and resources.
Dec. 1, 2015 08:00 AM EST Reads: 251