RPH announces appointment of 3 new directors

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 8, 2000

L’Observateur / November 8, 2000

LAPLACE – River Parishes Hospital has announced the appointments of Brad Vicknair as director of materials management, Alison Wright as director of dietary and Earl Dillon as director of cardiopulmonary.

Vicknair, a native of New Orleans and current resident of Mandeville, received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of New Orleans and most recently served as materials manager and administrative manager at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. He has over five years of materialsmanagement experience in the health care industry.

“I am thankful for the opportunity to be employed by River Parishes Hospital,” said Vicknair. “I look forward to taking on upcoming challenges that will improve theeffectiveness of our organization.”Alison Wright, a native and current resident of Hahnville, received a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and completed a dietetic internship at Touro Infirmary. She also received a master’s degree inhuman nutrition from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Most recently, Wright served as dietary director at the New Orleans Home and Terrebonne General Medical Center and as clinical manager at Sunbridge of New Orleans and Woodland Village. She has over 25 years of experience as a clinicaldietitian, 20 of which were in a management capacity.

“I chose River Parishes Hospital because it is a community hospital and I would like to share my expertise with the residents in the river region,” said Wright.

Dillon, a native of New Orleans and current resident of LaPlace, received an associate’s degree in respiratory therapy from Delgado Community College and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Southern University. He has worked at thehospital for the past 12 years as a respiratory care practitioner through Symphony Respiratory Service.

“I began working at the hospital as a contract employee, but I have always been treated like part of the RPH family,” said Dillon. ” I am proud to say I am know amember of the RPH team. With this step up to the management level I will strive tomaintain the high standards of care we have all come accustom to, and through the hospital’s service excellence program as well as help from my co-workers, these goals will be met.”

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