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.
About Thibodaux Regional Health System
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