Thibodaux Regional Medical Center receives Safety Star Award

THIBODAUX, LA – Thibodaux Regional Medical Center was recently named one of three recipients of the 2018 Safety Star Award. The Safety Star Award is presented by the Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA) Trust Funds to healthcare facilities that have successfully implemented processes or developed innovative ideas that improve patient safety.

Thibodaux Regional received the Safety Star Award for its patient safety initiative, “Fall Prevention.” Through a redesigned process utilizing new equipment and technology as well as improved and ongoing patient identification and education, patient falls have steadily declined to below the national standard.

The LHA will recognize Thibodaux Regional at its annual conference this summer.


Thibodaux, Golden Meadow to conduct online tax certificate sale July 24

On Tuesday, July 24, the city of Thibodaux and the Town of Golden Meadow will host its annual Tax Certificate sale at The online auction opens at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m., subject to a sliding close.

In Thibodaux, over 35 properties are slated to go to auction, ranging in price from $303 to $1,505.

In Golden Meadow, over 10 properties are slated to go to auction, ranging in price from $538 to $836.

The sale is open to the public. Free bidder registration and a list of tax sale properties are available at


Grand Isle Shipyard marks 70 years

April of 2018 marked a significant historic milestone at Grand Isle Shipyard as the company reached 70 years of business.

GIS was founded by Clyde Pregeant, Sr. in 1948 with only a welding truck and sheer determination to produce a better life for his family and the community that he serviced. It quickly evolved, entering into the emerging oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico.

“He would be so proud to see that his vision has been carried on through four generations of family members and blossomed into a premier oil and gas service company. I am confident that my grandfather’s dream will continue to live on for another 70 years because of all the great people that we have within the GIS family of companies,” said Mark Pregeant, CEO.

Just as its founders, Clyde and Ouida Pregeant responded to clients’ ever-changing needs, GIS has advanced and diversified to become one of the industry’s most capable and trusted energy partners. Four generations later, GIS now employs over 2000 employees in 21 strategically located facilities across 20+ service lines.


Animal shelter: No air conditioning; please foster critters

BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) — A New Orleans-area animal shelter has put out an urgent call for people to adopt or foster its animals after its air conditioning went out and two kittens died.

Officials at the Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society tell area news media they believe heat may have played a role in the kittens' deaths, because they were healthy Tuesday but found dead Wednesday morning.

Temperatures are in the 90s. Officials say repairs are expected to take up to two weeks.

They said Wednesday they also need portable air-conditioning units, large fans, water bottles, ice and any other materials that could help cool the dogs and cats.

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