May 12, 2022

Rene Ragas, FACHE, is the new president and chief executive officer of Woman’s Hospital. The former Northshore Market president for Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady (FMOL) Health System and CEO of Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa is a Louisiana native with more than two decades of experience as a healthcare executive in the Baton Rouge area and surrounding regions.

May 12, 2022

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University will graduate more than 180 students May 14 at the Raising Cane’s River Center. Ceremonies begin at 10 a.m.

Students will be graduating from the School of Nursing, School of Arts and Sciences, and School of Health Professions.  

Pinning and awards ceremonies will be held at St. Thomas More Catholic Church today from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. for the School of Health Professions and from 4 – 6 p.m. for the School of Nursing and School of Arts and Sciences.  

May 12, 2022

Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.

OMC – Baton Rouge is one of 15 Ochsner Health hospitals and partners across the Gulf South that received an “A” grade from Leapfrog.

May 12, 2022

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University was selected as a 2022 Impact Award winner in the Student Experience category by Ellucian, a higher education technology solutions provider. 

The annual Impact Awards celebrate visionaries in higher education who inspire others to push the boundaries of technology and innovation. FranU is one among eight institutions honored with this award and will receive a $25,000 grant as a winner.

May 12, 2022

May is National Water Safety Month and as temperatures heat up and families return to water activities, it is important for parents and families to stay aware of the precautions they can take to prevent child drownings.