TGMC nurses honored
Two nurses at Terrebonne General Medical Center were recently honored, TGMC announed in a news release.
Jacque Blanchard was awarded the Xi Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing – Nurse Leader of the Year Award by Nicholls State University. The award recognizes nurses who consistently practice excellence in a clinical setting, in nursing education and/or nursing leadership.
Blanchard earned his nursing degree from Nicholls State University. He began his career at TGMC in 1992 and has since advanced to his current role of Cardiac Catheterization Lab director for TGMC and Cardiovascular Institute of the South. In his role, Blanchard assumes responsibility and assists with the planning, organization, direction and management of patient care for the lab.
Sonda Brown was named the 2018 Certified Registered Nurse Infusion of the Year by the Board of Directors of the Infusion Nurses Certification Corp. The national award recognizes an infusion nurse who excels in patient advocacy, professional image, commitment to certification and enhancement of the infusion therapy practice.
Brown, a registered nurse at TGMC for over 20 years, began her career as a telemetry nurse and then transferred to the TGMC Infusion Center. Over the course of her career, Brown has attended national conferences and events related to infusion therapy and teaches coworkers about the latest practices.
Agronomist joins Sugar Cane League
Agronomist Wilson E. Judice, of Centerville, has joined the staff of the Thibodaux-based American Sugar Cane League.
The addition of Judice brings the league's agronomy staff to three. Supervised by senior agronomist Herman Waguespack Jr., he will monitor the primary and secondary seed increase stations in the Bayou Teche and northern parish regions of the Louisiana sugar belt, the league said in a news release.
Staff agronomist Atticus Finger will now concentrate on the Mississippi River and Bayou Lafourche regions. Judice will also assist in all league research activities, including outfield new variety testing.
After earning his bachelor's (2003) and master's degrees in agronomy (2005, weed science) from Louisiana State University, Judice returned to Franklin where his family has been producing sugar cane for six generations. He has farmed full time for the last 13 years.
He is active in the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation, the American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists and the Ag Leaders of Louisiana Alumni Association. He serves on the LSU AgCenter St. Mary and Iberia Row Crop Advisory Committee and the St. Mary 4-H Advisory Committee. He is also a commissioner for the St. Mary Parish Fire Protection District No. 2 and a director of First South Farm Credit ACA.
Wilson, his wife Dana, and their four children attend St. Joseph Catholic Church in Centerville.
Lofton Staffing Services honored for recruiting
Lofton Staffing Services, which has a Houma location at 4752 La. 311, Suite 103, was named to Forbes America's Best Recruiting Firms 2018 presented by Forbes Media.
This is Lofton Staffing’s second ranking with Forbes, as it was ranked No. 10 in America’s Best Recruiting Firms in 2017, the company said in a news release.
Forbes Media, partnered with Statista, on the national survey asked staffing clients, job candidates and agency recruiters who they would recommend. The survey resulted in 20,000 recommendations, and the firms with the top 500 rankings made the list.
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