Northern Louisiana Medical Center has been named as one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of U.S. health care organizations.
NLMC was recognized for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. These conditions include heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke and venous thrombo embolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services.
Lincoln Parish students seem to have stepped up to the plate when their End-of-Course tests actually counted.
Donna Doss, school improvement and accountability coordinator, said while students have been taking the exams for several years for transition and research purposes, the 2010-11 school year was the first year that EOC exams were calculated into the students’ final grade and eventually graduate.
Mary Beth Valiulis is now board certified in sleep medicine after successfully completing the Sleep Medicine Certification Exam held by the American Board of Medical Specialties. She is the first and only private practice psychiatrist board certified in both psychiatry and sleep medicine in North Louisiana.
According to the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, there are only 181 physicians in the country with these qualifications.