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LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS: Judge Robin Pittman ‘91, J.D. ‘96,  is recipient of the 2020 Adjutor Hominum Award from the Alumni Association of Loyola University New Orleans. This award recognizes a Loyola graduate whose life exemplifies the values and philosophy of Jesuit education: moral character, service to humanity and unquestionable integrity. Pittman is a criminal court judge and former assistant district attorney in Orleans Parish. She spends much of her time out of chambers in the community, engaged in service to Loyola and visiting local schools to mentor young students. In lieu of a party to celebrate her accomplishment, Pittman has established a sociology scholarship to benefit high-achieving sociology majors with financial need. To contribute, visit giving.loyno.edu/adjutorhominum.

DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE CYBERSECURITY TRAINING: A 4.5-month cybersecurity career training course begins Dec. 7 at Delgado Community College with support from the Capital One Foundation. Those who complete the program will receive credentials qualifying them for entry-level positions and can also receive up to nine credit hours in Delgado’s associate degree program in computer information technology. The cost is $500; $300 will be due Dec. 4. For an application and payment information, contact Troy L. Baldwin at [email protected]

DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE WINTER REGISTRATION: Registration is open through Dec. 11 for the winter session at Delgado Community College, which begins Dec. 14 and ends four weeks later. Fast-paced courses are available in business, science and technology, arts and humanities, and other interests. Credits are transferrable to other colleges and universities. For details, visit www.dcc.edu/go/wintersession.

UNIVERSITY OF HOLY CROSS: Registration for the spring 2021 semester at University of Holy Cross is open. Housing applications for the university’s new residence hall are also available. To register or apply for housing, visit www.uhcno.edu or call (504) 394-7744.

NUNEZ COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Registration is open for the winter intersession at Nunez Community College, which will run from Dec. 14-Jan. 8. The schedule currently includes 11 fully web-based courses; additional courses will likely be added. To see the schedule of classes, visit www.nunez.edu/future-students. Registration assistance is available by calling (504) 278-6467. Registration for Nunez’s spring 2021 semester opened Oct. 26.


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Pelicans’ Willy Hernangomez: Continuing career in New Orleans

Hernangomez agreed to a contract Sunday with the Pelicans on a one-year deal for the league minimum, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

Hernangomez boasts career averages of 17.3 points and 13.5 rebounds per 36 minutes, but his shortcomings on the defensive end have prevented him from receiving anywhere close to that level of playing time through his first four years in the NBA. Assuming he’s able to make the Pelicans’ opening-night roster, Hernangomez will likely slot in as the third-string center behind Steven Adams and Jaxson Hayes.

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New Orleans university, health system create nursing program

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A university in New Orleans and a health system based nearby have created a new nursing program that will guarantee experience working with the health system’s patients for all students.

“This year has proven without doubt that nurses are heroes,” and the country has a critical need for more nurses, Loyola University New Orleans President Tania Tetlow said.

Ochsner Health professionals will teach at Loyola and supervise the students in all eight of their clinical rotations, officials said during a livestreamed news conference Wednesday.

The enrollment website opened Wednesday for next fall, and Tetlow said the school hopes to have a class of 90 graduate in 2025.

“Every day we see there’s a challenge with nursing shortages,” as temporary workers fill about 300 of the system’s nearly 6,000 nursing jobs, said Warner Thomas, Ochsner’s president and chief executive.

It’s a national problem, he said: the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted more than 175,000 openings a year for nurses over the coming decade, largely because of retirements. Thomas said the shortage is more acute in the South, and the Louisiana State Nursing Board reported last year that 37% of Louisiana’s licensed registered nurses were at least 50 years old, and 17% were at least 60.

Ochsner and Tulane together will build a simulation lab for students.

“Simulation mannequins can recreate a mother delivering a baby. They can recreate a patient having cardiac arrest,” said Laurie Anne Ferguson, dean of Loyola’s College of Nursing and Health.

Louisiana has 16 other four-year nursing programs, according to the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.

It can often be difficult for nursing students to find places to treat patients under proper supervision, the officials said, and the partnership will eliminate that problem for its students.

“Finding clinical placements … can often be an enormous problem,” Ferguson said, and the assignments may be widely spread. Having them all in one system also means students “will graduate familiar with the organizational structure and workings of the healthcare system,” she said.

Ochsner’s system includes 40 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and specialty hospitals, and more than 100 health centers and urgent care centers

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University Medical Center and Humana Sign Agreement, Expanding Humana’s Medicare Advantage Provider Network in New Orleans

University Medical Center New Orleans, a part of LCMC Health, and Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), a leading health and well-being company, have signed an in-network agreement, expanding access to care for Humana Medicare members.

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Humana’s Medicare Advantage members in the following plans will now have in-network access to University Medical Center:

“We’re proud to welcome Humana Medicare advantage to our insurance network and excited to be able to deliver high-quality, compassionate care to more people in our community,” said Danny Hardman, CEO of University Medical Center.

“We look forward to working with University Medical Center and to the expansion of our Medicare Advantage network in the Greater New Orleans area,” said Matt Berger, Region President – Gulf States Medicare for Humana. “Starting on the first of the year, many of our HMO members will have University Medical Center as an additional in-network option, which is another way that we are providing clinical choice while helping our members achieve and maintain their best health.”

The new agreement will take effect on January 1, 2021.

About University Medical Center

University Medical Center New Orleans, home of the Rev. Avery C. Alexander Academic Research Hospital, offers advanced medical care and research, while training the next generation of healthcare professionals. As the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Burn Center, University Medical Center plays a vital role in treating southern Louisiana’s most critically injured patients. University Medical Center is part of LCMC Health, a Louisiana-based, not-for-profit hospital system which also includes Children’s Hospital, New Orleans East Hospital, Touro, and West Jefferson Medical Center.

About Humana

Humana Inc. is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.

To accomplish that, we support physicians and other health care professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a simplified experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more effective.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com, including copies of:

  • Annual reports to stockholders

  • Securities and Exchange Commission filings

  • Most recent investor conference presentations

  • Quarterly earnings news releases and conference calls

  • Calendar of events

  • Corporate Governance information

Additional Information:

Other providers are available in our network. Provider may also contract with other Plan Sponsors.


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Lisa Dimond
Humana Corporate Communications
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Siona LaFrance
University Medical Center

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