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LCMC Health celebrates 20 CityBusiness “Health Care Heroes”

LCMC Health is pleased to announce that New Orleans CityBusiness has recognized 20 individuals across the LCMC Health System as “Health Care Heroes.” Since 2007, New Orleans CityBusiness has honored 50 healthcare professionals annually in the New Orleans area in six categories: animal care, first responder, nurse, physician, professional, and volunteer. Honorees are selected annually based on industry and community involvement and achievement that have set the pace for the overall community.

”We are extremely proud to have 20 extraordinary individuals from our LCMC Health family recognized as ‘Health Care Heroes’ by New Orleans CityBusiness. This recognition speaks to their exemplary dedication to the patients and communities we serve,” said Greg Feirn, Chief Executive Officer of LCMC Health. “At LCMC Health, we believe all our employees, physicians, and volunteers are heroes for the quality and compassionate care they deliver every day. I am so proud and grateful for our entire workforce, more than 12,000 strong.”

Honors received by category:


Allison Guste, LCMC Health; Erica Lambert, Children’s Hospital New Orleans, Calli Catalanotto, East Jefferson General Hospital; Courtney “C.J.” Marbley, New Orleans East Hospital; Shivappa Maranabasari, Melissa Pennebaker, Touro; Rachel Nickel, Derrick B. O’Neal, Carrie Wilcox, University Medical Center New Orleans.


Jeff Elder, MD, LCMC Health; Leron Finger, MD, Children’s Hospital New Orleans; Candace S. Robinson, MD, New Orleans East Hospital; Rohan R. Walvekar, MD, University Medical Center New Orleans.


Stephen Baldwin, Touro; Rev. Abina Johnson, Erika M. Rajo, Psy.D, University Medical Center New Orleans.

First responders:

Ariadne Osborne, East Jefferson Medical Center; Ashley L. Morrison, West Jefferson Medical Center.


Heath Allen, Children’s Hospital New Orleans; Amanda Fos, East Jefferson General Hospital.