Hospital takes home Glass & Gold

Published 12:03 am Saturday, November 25, 2017

LUTCHER — St. James Parish Hospital representatives recently attended the Louisiana Hospital Association’s Annual Fall Conference and awards luncheon, where St. James Parish Hospital was honored with seven state marketing awards — including a top award for hospital CEO Mary Ellen Pratt.

The LHA Pelican Awards recognize excellence in hospital public relations and marketing with the goal to improve the quality and effectiveness of hospital communications.

Hospitals from across the state compete in different categories for the awards, which are judged based on planning, implementation, results and creativity.

St. James Parish Hospital won seven awards, which included a Certificate of Merit, five pelican awards and the Golden President’s Award. Pratt won this prestigious award for her amazing vision and support of marketing efforts at the hospital.

Kassie Roussel, director of marketing at St. James Parish Hospital, has served on the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Society for Hospital Public Relations and Marketing for three years. She was this year’s President-Elect and will continue her term next year as Chair.