Twins making tiny smiles sparkle

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(Photo: Submitted) Five-year-old Kredenna Beverly’s tiny hands held M&Ms for two hours until she could share the candy with her identical twin sister Katina. “My kindergarten teacher had given the M&Ms to me for good behavior, but I couldn’t eat …Read more

Nurse honors her father through lifetime of caring

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Amy Hutton ­­­­­­Beder treasures a vivid childhood memory that embodies both her beloved father, Dr. Daniel Hutton, and her passion for nursing. “My dad often comforted his patients by holding their hands and spending time with them. One day, when …Read more

High school students get to the “heart” of the matter

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A 15-year-old high school student from Natchitoches played the part of cardiologist at P&S Surgical Hospital’s Cardiovascular Lab earlier this week.   Jaylon Braxton and 14 other students from the University of Louisiana at Monroe President’s Academy, a college preparatory …Read more

CRNA loves working with pediatric patients, and it shows

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Flavored lip gloss choices and monkey feet jokes—Anice Wheeler will do whatever she can to comfort a child entering the operating room.   She has worked as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) for 37 years in Monroe. CRNAs collaborate …Read more

12 years & counting: P&S receives Guardian of Excellence again

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P&S Surgical Hospital received the 2017 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award, which honors healthcare facilities that consistently achieve the 95th percentile in patient experience. Press Ganey has recognized P&S Surgical Hospital for outstanding in-patient satisfaction every quarter for the …Read more

Community names P&S “Best Surgical Hospital”

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P&S Surgical Hospital was voted “Best Surgical Hospital” in the 2017 Best of the Delta awards. Best of the Delta is an annual event where the people of the community vote on the best businesses across the Delta. The nominations were narrowed down …Read more

P&S: first to offer the robotic total knee replacement

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Total knee replacement candidates seeking the most advanced technology no longer need to leave Monroe.P&S Surgical Hospital, located in downtown Monroe, is northeast Louisiana’s first hospital to offer the Mako total knee replacement. Two years ago, P&S implemented Mako’s partial …Read more

Alvernia remembers his father’s contributions

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Dr. Jorge Eduardo Alvernia, the eldest of five children, remembers sitting on his father’s lap, learning to read and write at 6 years old. His father, Jorge Antonio Alvernia, nourished his son’s first loves: art and science. “When I was …Read more

P&S: one of nation’s top 28

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P&S Surgical Hospital is one of the nation’s 28 physician-owned hospitals that patients “definitely recommend.” P&S is one of two Louisiana hospitals to be honored and the only one in northeast Louisiana.   The distinction, announced by Becker’s ASC Review, …Read more