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North Oaks appoints medical director and assistant medical director

Brandon C. Cambre, MD

Brandon C. Cambre, MD

Brandon C. Cambre, MD, has been named medical director of North Oaks Medical Center’s Emergency Department (ED) with John R. Krieg, MD, serving as Assistant Medical Director, effective Nov. 1.

Cambre succeeds Mark Haile, MD, in the position. Haile has been serving as interim med- ical director since the untimely passing of 22- year medical director Jay Smith, MD, on July 21, 2016.

John R. Krieg, MD

John R. Krieg, MD

“In a time of great despair for our organization, Dr. Haile stepped up to lead the ED and maintain the foundation that Dr. Smith built,” notes Michele Sutton, president, and chief executive officer of North Oaks Health System. “Our team is forever grateful to Dr. Haile for his contributions in our time of need.” The ED was dedicated in memory of Smith on June 30, 2017.

Walker High Senior Participates in World Peace Day

Screen Shot 2017-12-06 at 7.01.12 PMWalker High School Senior Marian Luzier participated in World Peace Day at the Louisiana State Capitol last month as the representative for Livingston Parish Public Schools and the Louisi- ana Youth Advisory Council.

Luzier is the 2017-2018 president for the Louisiana Youth Advisory Council.

Luzier said “peace starts within each of us through simple acts of kindness,” during her address to the gathered assembly. As part of the celebration, she also played the keyboard and sang “It’s a Wonderful World.”