Jenny Monceaux has been appointed corporate health care consultant for Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center. Monceaux is responsible for enrolling, implementing and maintaining the WellnessWorks program for Lourdes. She has a bachelor's degree from UL Lafayette with a concentration in health promotion and wellness. Monceaux has experience facilitating corporate needs analysis to secure employer based wellness programs and reduce worker's compensation premiums. Also at Lourdes, Lisa Johnson earned her certification in anticoagulation therapy management. A registered nurse in the hospital's Anticoagulation Clinic, Johnson received her certification through the University of Southern Indiana's continuing education online program. Johnson began her career at Lourdes after graduating from Northwestern State University with a bachelor's in nursing in 1986. Additionally, Lourdes announced that Matt Borel, supervisor of the fitness center, was honored with the August Franciscan Service Award for exemplifying the spirit and ideals of St. Francis of Assisi in his daily working environment and in the community.
Dr. Kevin A. Courville, an interventional cardiologist, has joined Lafayette Heart Clinic. A Eunice native, Courville received extensive training in interventional cardiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, one of the top cardiovascular programs in the country. He completed his cardiology fellowship at the Oschner Clinic in New Orleans. Trained in a broad range of preventative, diagnostic and interventional services, Courville is board certified in cardiovascular diseases, nuclear cardiology and internal medicine. Established in 1982, Lafayette Heart Clinic was founded by Dr. David G. Baker.
Cardiovascular Institute of the South will host the seventh annual New Cardiovascular Horizons conference Sept. 5 through 8 in New Orleans. NCVH is the fourth largest cardiology conference in the nation that offers comprehensive multidisciplinary educational sessions for each specialty, with Drs. Craig Walker and David Allie of CIS serving as co-chairmen. Since 2000, CIS has spearheaded NCVH to educate and train medical professionals, including physicians, podiatrists, nurses, physician assistants and medical technologists. Renowned physicians from around the world are guest lecturers for the seminars, which will include talks by CIS physicians Walker and Allie, along with Drs. Richard Abben, Peter Fail, Antoine Keller, Michael McElderry, Raghotham Patlola and Michael Trotter. CIS Chief Executive Officer David Konur will guest lecture from an administrative standpoint. NCVH is the first multidisciplinary conference that encompasses the management, treatment and evaluation of all fields of medicine, with a primary focus on peripheral vascular disease and cardiovascular disease. The four-day conference attracts thousands of medical professionals worldwide to discuss the latest advancements in limb salvage, podiatry, wound care and peripheral vascular treatment.