LA Society for Respiratory Care Honors Ann Parker

Thibodaux, Louisiana - May 30, 2012 - Ann J. Parker, BS, CRT, Director of Cardiopulmonary Services of Thibodaux Regional Health System, was recently awarded the 2012 Pioneer Award by the Louisiana Society for Respiratory Care at its annual education meeting in Baton Rouge.

Parker has been an active member of the American Association for Respiratory Care for over 30 years. She served on the LSRC board of directors and the Advisory Committee for Respiratory Care Licensure for the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners for many years.

The Pioneer Award recognizes members of the American Association for Respiratory Care, who have dedicated a major portion of his or her life by demonstrating significant contributions toward the development and advancement of the Respiratory Care Profession.

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Thibodaux Regional Health System, a 185-bed acute care facility, provides inpatient and outpatient care for the people of Lafourche and seven surrounding parishes. Highly specialized services offered include Heart Surgery, Medical and Radiation Oncology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, General, Laparoscopic, and Bariatric Surgery, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Women’s Services, Sleep Disorders, Behavioral Health, Home Health, and Inpatient and Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation Services. Nationally recognized for quality care and service, Thibodaux Regional has been named a Distinguished Hospital by J.D. Power and Associates and has been honored with the Press Ganey Summit Award for high levels of patient satisfaction. For more information, visit