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    Posted on August 01, 2016

    A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this extremely rare opportunity to film an American Hospital Association video!!

    We were 1 of ONLY 11 hospitals chosen nationally because of our focus and journey to ZERO PATIENT HARM for our work with Patient Falls and 39 Week Early Elective Delivery!!!!!  Thank you to all of our Associates and Medical Staff for your daily focus on Quality.

    AHA video filming

    The Team involved in the Filming: Seth Johnson, Airen Pardee, Lakendria Babers, Scott Weatherford, Brandon Bernard, Jermeisha Odom, Terri Wells, Barbara Johnson, Rhonda Miller, Stacie Laroux, Jeremy Flenniken, Latoya Howard, Sarah LaCour, Dawna Deblieux, Roger Williams

  • NRMC Dedicates Monument and Flag Pole to Veterans

    Posted on May 27, 2016

    Associates, Medical Staff, Board and Community Members

    This morning, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center officially dedicated a monument and flag pole to the Veterans of Natchitoches Parish and surrounding communities, who have served our Great Nation since its birth in 1776. 

    Today, we want to commemorate to all of the men and women of Natchitoches Parish who fought for our freedom, with the dedication of this flag and monument representing to the world our FREEDOM WAS PURCHASED AT SUCH AN ENORMOUS PRICE.  This token of remembrance is a small gesture compared to the selfless sacrifices that the men and women, some our family and neighbors, and the countless other fellow citizens whom we will never know paid the ultimate homage for future generations to enjoy the freedoms we sometimes take for granted.

    We should all remember and teach our Children that America can only continue to be the land of the free if we remain the home of the BRAVE!

    NRMC Veterans Monument and Flag Dedication 5

    A special thank you to the Lakeview Honor Guard, Parish President Rick Nowlin, Roger Williams, NRMC Board Member and Dr. Bryan Picou for being a part of our dedication ceremony this morning. 

    NRMC Veterans Monument Dedication and Flag Raising 5

    On behalf of the entire NRMC family,  a SPECIAL THANK YOU to our veterans. 


    Posted on February 15, 2016

    Congratulations Nanette Bienvenu and team for moving the CON nursing home quality metrics upward!

    A special Thank You to our Medical Directors as well: Dr. Otis Barnum, Dr. Michele Mayeux and Dr. William Luster.

    Courtyard of Natchitoches moves to 4 STAR RATING! Awesome accomplishment.

    As Ms. Bienvenu has presented to the Leadership and the Medical Staff in the past, the national 5 Star Rating process takes into account numerous quality, surveys, safety and performance outcomes assimilated together for CMS to issue a consumer ranking. The purpose of this rating is to safe guard the community and ensure the rights and dignity of our senior population entrusted to the Nation’s Nursing Homes.

  • Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Becomes Tobacco Free Campus

    Posted on January 05, 2016

    NATCHITOCHES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER is committed to wellness and to providing a safe and healthy environment for all Associates, patients and visitors. As a leader in health care, this commitment includes maintaining a tobacco-free environment at all Natchitoches Regional Medical Center locations.

    Effective January 1, 2016, NATCHITOCHES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER strictly prohibits smoking and any other use of tobacco products on NATCHITOCHES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER property, including all indoor facilities, offices, lunchrooms, break rooms, bathrooms, company-owned or leased vehicles, parking lots, grounds, and any other indoor or outdoor areas owned, leased, or controlled by NATCHITOCHES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER as well as sidewalks, streets, or open areas contained by them or within 50 yards of the outside doors.

    This guideline also applies to NATCHITOCHES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER sponsored off-site meetings, trainings and conferences (during work hours).

    This policy applies to any individual working on NATCHITOCHES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER property including: employed Associates, physicians, contractors, consultants, vendors, volunteers, and visitors.

    • Products covered by this guideline include but are not limited to: cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco or “snuff,” pipes, e-cigarettes, or any other tobacco products.

    • For purposes of this guideline, smoking includes lighting, smoking or carrying a lighted cigarette, cigar or pipe, the use of any electronic smoking device, or emitting smoke of any kind.

    • This policy is absolute and admits of no exceptions for NATCHITOCHES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER associates, team members or affiliated personnel.

    This policy is effective 24 hours/day, 365 days/year.

  • Happy New Year From Natchitoches Regional Medical Center

    Posted on January 01, 2016

    Wishing both our community and associates a very Happy and Safe New Year.

     “We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called “Opportunity” and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”

     By Edith L. Pierce

  • Merry Christmas Natchitoches

    Posted on December 25, 2015

    Merry Christmas to the entire Natchitoches Community.

    Special thank you to our associates and physicians working on Christmas Day.  Appreciate your dedication and support of patients and their families. 

  • LaToya Howard, RN BSN Named Medical-Surgical Clinical Supervisor

    Posted on December 17, 2015

    Natchitoches Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that LaToya Howard has been named Medical Surgical Clinical Supervisor.

    LaToya has been working in MedSurg since May 2009. She began her career at LSUMC, then joined the NRMC team in August 2010.  She and her husband, Christopher Howard Sr., make their home in Natchitoches.  She has 5 children, Christiana, Christopher Jr., Hailey, Ava, and Aiden.  LaToya was raised in Natchitoches and graduated from Natchitoches Central High School. She received her BSN degree from Grambling State University in 2009.

    In her free time, LaToya enjoys spending time with her family.

    Please join us in congratulating LaToya as she begins serving in her new role at NRMC.

  • Associate Generosity to our Courtyard Residents

    Posted on December 10, 2015

    I am so humbled and proud to work with such a great group of hospital associates.  Even though, there may be personal need within their own family, our team members continue to give selflessly to our senior residents year after year.  The Coutyard of Natchitoches is our 112 bed senior living center owned by Natchitoches Regional Medical Center. Some of our residents do not have family and the only gift they will receive comes from our associates.

    Thank you to each associate for their generosity.  Happy Holidays!



    Posted on December 03, 2015

    As the community welcomes visitors from across the state and nation for the 89th Chrismas Festival in Natchitoches, we stand prepared to support in the need of emergency care.

     Our EMS team will be stationed strategically to assist as needed.

     Have a safe and enjoyable festival


    Posted on November 26, 2015

    Board, Medical Staff, Associates and Community Leaders,

    On behalf of Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, we wish you a HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

    If the occasion and day permits, may you be surrounded by family and friends. If your celebrations entails travel, we wish you a safe journey.

    To our associates and medical staff caring for patients on Thanksgiving Day and the extended holiday weekend, THANK YOU for your dedication and service.

    Thus, it is with gratitude that we extend these wishes on behalf of our medical community to the residents of Natchitoches and beyond who entrust us with their care throughout the year.

    “Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.” - Theodore Roosevelt