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Jerry Taylor, Employee of the Quarter

Jerry Taylor and Calvin Green, CEO

Jerry Taylor has been recognized as the employee of the quarter for 1st quarter 2014.  He provides excellence service to all areas of the hospital.  “Mr. Jerry”, as he is known throughout the hospital, works hard to keep the floors shining and does his work with a smile every day.  Jerry is kind and friendly to all patients, visitors and staff he encounters. 

Jerry demonstrates a commitment to providing quality service at our hospital.  This is a behavior that is valued and one that this award is based on.  Employees receiving this award must show professionalism, integrity in the way they do their work  and overall commitment.  Employees like Jerry are “making a difference” at Oakdale Community Hospital.

 

Jerry Taylor with other nominees: Judy Johnson, Debbie Eaves, Cindy SaxonDarlene Bordelon, NomineeNominee Darlene Bordelon

Evelyn Turner, Employee of the Quarter

Calvin Green, CEO with Evelyn Turner

October 23, 2013: Evelyn Turner, Dietary Associate named employee of the quarter for the period of July – September 2013.

With 16 years of service at OCH, Evelyn was recognized as an outstanding employee nominated by her coworkers.  Evelyn works diligently in dietary to make sure everyone is welcomed in a courteous and friendly manner.  

“Evelyn is the kind of employee that doesn’t try to stand out, but she does” wrote the employee submitting this nomination.  Committed, happy and reliable are words that come to mind when describing her.  Anytime you see Evelyn she is usually smiling.

With 4 girls of her own and coming from a family of 7 brothers and sisters, Evelyn is comfortable serving and being part of a team.  She is often seen at hospital or community events with her girls and grandchildren.

 In order to be named the employee of the quarter, an OCH team member must be nominated by a peer, be in good standing with the hospital and involved in civic and volunteer activities throughout the year exemplifying the values of the organization:  QUALITY, UNITY, ACCOUNTABILITY and INTEGRITY: Making a Difference in the lives of our patients, employees, physicians and partners.

 

Nominees for Employee of 3rd Quarter: Evan Earl, Misty Aucoin, Ramona Berry, Tina Siffert, Evelyn Turner

 
 
 

Calvin Green Named CEO

Progressive Acute Care (PAC) has named James Calvin Green, Jr., as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Oakdale Community Hospital (OCH). Green will be joining the Oakdale team in July, replacing interim CEO Bill Fox.

“I am pleased to name Calvin as CEO of Oakdale. He is a proven leader and will work with the hospital team, medical staff, board and community to ensure the success of OCH,” explained Daniel Rissing, CEO of PAC. “I would also like to extend our thanks to Bill Fox, our interim CEO, for his leadership at OCH this spring as we conducted a search for a new CEO.”

Green comes to OCH with more than 35 years experience in leadership roles in regional health systems as well as community hospitals including Bolivar County Hospital in Cleveland, Mississippi; Delta Medical Center in Greenville, Mississippi; Edge Regional Medical Center in Troy, Alabama; Franklin Foundation Hospital in Franklin, Louisiana; L.O. Crosby Memorial Hospital in Picayune, Mississippi; Northshore Regional Medical Center in Slidell, Louisiana; Correct Care in Covington, Louisiana; and Riverside Medical Center in Franklinton, Louisiana.

“I look forward to joining the Oakdale community and working to further grow and define the services of Oakdale Community Hospital,” Green said. “Having a strong hospital is critical to the health and well-being of the community, and I am committed to ensuring the success of OCH and meeting the needs and expectations of all those we serve.”

Oakdale Community Hospital is part of a family of hospitals owned and operated by Progressive Acute Care (PAC). Community focused and mission driven, PAC is committed to the families of Allen Parish. Founded in 2008, PAC is a Louisiana headquartered healthcare system whose growing network of hospitals delivers a continuum of high-quality services.

Ashley Ware Recognized as Employee of the First Quarter 2013

 

Bill Fox, CEO with Ashley Ware

 

Ashley Ware was selected as the Employee of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2013.   She is employed as a medical technologist in the lab at Oakdale Community Hospital.  Her employment began in June 2005.   Ashley is married to Codey Ware and they are expecting their first child late this summer. Ashley is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

In nominating her, one employee wrote, “She has great, strong family ties and is loved by them”.  Her coworkers feel she is one of the most dedicated team players.  When you see Ashley she is always smiling and willing to help you in any way.  “Our lab is a much better place because of her” wrote another coworker.

In order to be named the employee of the quarter, an OCH team member must be nominated by a peer, be in good standing with the hospital and involved in civic and volunteer activities throughout the year exemplifying the values of the organization:  QUALITY, UNITY, ACCOUNTABILITY and INTEGRITY: Making a Difference in the lives of our patients, employees, physicians and partners.

 

The other nominees were Evan Earl, Emergency Room; Cindy Horne, Case Management; Pam Lollis, Lab; Wayne Deville, Radiology; Lisa Peters, Dietary; Bridgette Lester, Human Resources.

Louisiana Based Progressive Acute Care Family Welcomes Dauterive Hospital

NEW IBERIA, LA:  May 1st, 2013 –  Progressive Acute Care, a Louisiana based healthcare company officially assumed ownership of Dauterive Hospital in New Iberia today, making the hospital the newest and fourth member of Progressive’s Louisiana hospital system.  Dauterive Hospital now joins several Progressive Acute Care Louisiana facilities which currently serve rural markets across the state including Avoyelles Hospital in Marksville; Oakdale Community Hospital in Oakdale; and Winn Parish Medical Center in Winnfield.

“We welcome the entire healthcare family of Dauterive Hospital to the Progressive Acute Care organization,” comments Dan Rissing, Progressive CEO.   “As a Louisiana based company, we share the wonderful and uniquely Louisiana values and caring spirit that has been so much a part of Dauterive Hospital since its founding in 1920,” he adds.

Progressive announced its intent to purchase Dauterive Hospital March 21st with the acquisition becoming official May 1st.   Jerry Fornoff, CEO of Dauterive Hospital commented on plans for the next several months for the hospital.  “Together, our physicians, Board of Trustees, hospital department heads, and administration and support staff will work with Progressive leadership to develop a plan for growing services, technology, and the physical campus.   Our community will see the renewed commitment to our area and to the future of healthcare delivery by Dauterive Hospital as this plan is developed.”

Fornoff also assured the community that the hospital isn’t changing its name, won’t be cutting staff or services, and affirmed that the hospital’s physicians will continue to provide a full range of healthcare services.    “As the premiere hospital in our community, Dauterive Hospital is poised to build upon its strong foundation of excellence in healthcare service,” Fornoff stated.   “Dauterive Hospital has been part of the fabric and history of our community and the surrounding area for more than 90 years.   We don’t take the responsibility of caring for the people of this part of Louisiana lightly,” he adds.

About Dauterive Hospital

Dauterive Hospital, founded in 1920 by the late Dr. Henry Dauterive, is a 103-bed full-service hospital that offers a full spectrum of services, including cardiovascular care, general surgery, orthopedics, emergency care and urological care. The hospital is fully accredited by both The Joint Commission and the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program. It is the only Teche area hospital to receive eQHealth Solutions’ highest honor for quality patient outcomes for three consecutive years. The hospital received the American Heart Association Start! Program Fit Friendly Gold Level Award in 2011 and is the only company in Acadiana to receive the organization’s Community Innovator Award.  Dauterive Hospital can be found online at www.dauterivehospital.com.

About Progressive Acute Care

Progressive Acute Care, LLC, founded in 2008, is a Louisiana headquartered healthcare system whose growing network of hospitals delivers a full continuum of high-quality, community focused, and compassionate care to the people in the many communities in which they serve.  Progressive Acute Care was founded upon the principle of delivering excellence in healthcare services in a fiscally responsible manner through the work of the valued associates, physicians, and volunteers who make up the Progressive healthcare family.

From its very start, Progressive realized the significance of its hospitals in the history in the everyday lives of the communities of which they are a part as well. The healthcare system highly values the individual and collective role that the physicians, nurses and support staff and volunteers play in the delivery of care to the people they serve.

 
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