August 9, 2018

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana has appointed Sue Kozik as senior vice president (SVP) and chief information officer (CIO). As a member of the company’s senior management team, Kozik now oversees the Information Technology (IT) and Information Security departments and the Project Management Office (PMO).

August 9, 2018

Louisiana Healthcare Connections has announced the award of $45,000 in grant funds to three nonprofit organizations in support of community-level projects focused on reducing food insecurity and hunger in Louisiana.

Award recipients include:

• Abraham’s Tent Association of Lake Charles, for its Feeding Program to provide meals to low income individuals and families in Calcasieu Parish.

August 1, 2018

Mary Bird Perkins announced the addition of radiation oncologist Konstantin “Kos” Kovtun, MD, to its medical staff. Beginning, Aug. 1, Dr. Kovtun will practice at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center in Baton Rouge and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s Hammond location.

August 1, 2018

A group of 42 local pediatric burn survivors and a team of volunteers from Baton Rouge General (BRG) and the Baton Rouge Fire Department recently participated in “Camp I’m Still Me” in Scottsville, Texas.

August 1, 2018

The Louisiana Hospital Association announced its 2018-2019 board of trustee officers and newly-elected board members during its annual membership meeting on July 23.