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Spring 2009 Children’s Hospital • New Orleans Baby Talk What is your newborn telling you? Gotcha Covered Children’s Hospital launches new mobile care unit New Orleans Magazine recognizes 35 “Top Docs” Heart In Bloom Artist Terrance Osborne brings a unique bouquet to Children’s Hospital All Aboard: Sugarplum Ball rolls at New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Children’s Hospital’s mission is to provide comprehensive pediatric healthcare which recognizes the special needs of children through excellence and the continuous improvement of patient care, education, research, child advocacy and management. BOARD OF TRUSTEES Mrs. Norman C. Sullivan, Jr., Chairman Mrs. George G. Villere, Vice Chairman A. Whitfield Huguley, IV, Treasurer Julie Livaudais George, Secretary John Y. Pearce, Past Chairman Kenneth H. Beer William L. Mimeles Ralph O. Brennan Joseph M. Nadell, MD Elwood F. Cahill, Jr. Anthony Recasner, PhD The Parenting Center More than Philip deV. Claverie Katie Andry Crosby Kyle M. France Stephen W. Hales, MD Mrs. E. Douglas Johnson, Jr. Mrs. Francis E. Lauricella Elliott C. Roberts, Sr. John K. Roberts Alan M. Robson, MD Mrs. André Rubenstein David R. Voelker Kenneth Ward, MD 25 than 25 years of Moreyears of helping Edward D. McCarthy Everett J. Williams, PhD Denis H. McDonald Steve Worley EX-OFFICIO helping families grow families grow Armand LeGardeur Honorary Life Member Henry N. Stall Honorary Life Member Nadia C. Haik Chairman Parenting Center Advisory Board Classes Tips Consultations Suzanne de Montluzin Classes • Tips • Consultations Guild President Steve Worley, President and CEO Alan Robson, MD, Senior Vice President and Medical Director Brian Landry, Vice President of Marketing Small World is published by the Public Affairs Department of Children’s Hospital, 200 Henry Clay Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118, (504) 896-9373. Editor: Chris Price Contributing Writer: Nicole O’Malley Photos: Michael Palumbo, Chris Price and Nicole O’Malley Production: Paula Chin-Lai Hom Graphic Design For more information Printing: MPress Printing (504) 896-9591 • www.theparentingcenter.net For more information www.chnola.org (504) 896-9591 www.theparentingcenter.net Spring 2009 9 10 16 On the Cover: New Orleans artist Terrance Osborne in front of his painting 12 “River Notes” - the image featured as the 2008 Old Algiers RiverFest™ poster. In March, Osborne gave a morning-long art lesson in the hospital auditorium. Features Hospital News & Events 12 Stroke of Genius 5 Doctors’ Notes Terrance Osborne came to Children’s Hospital to lead an art lesson, but left 7 Meet Our New Docs schooled in compassion by the lessons of his pint-sized pupils. zed pupils. 10 Out & About 16 Care On Wheels 17 Helping Hands The new Ronald McDonald Care Mobile will help Children’s Hospital expand immunization Departments coverage across southeast Louisiana Columns 8 Under the Microscope RIC news, discoveries & projects 4 From the President’s Desk 2009: A Year of Renewal 9 Family Focus Advice from The Parenting Center 6 Medical Director’s Message Congrats to our doctors who reached 23 Small World Gallery milestones in 2008 Patient artwork on display From the President’s Desk Steve Worley, President and CEO 2009: A Year of Renewal To All the Friends of Children’s Hospital: It’s great to kick off a New Year, and we’re especially excited about 2009, a year of renewal at Children’s Hospital. Despite the recent economic downturn, we’ve gotten off to a tremendous start to a year in which we have expanded our healthcare mission and offerings to better serve you. In February, Children’s Hospital and Touro Infirmary signed a healthcare system agreement creating a nonprofit, community-based, two-hospital healthcare system under our hospital’s parent corporation, Louisiana Children’s Medical Center (LCMC). Both hospitals will continue to operate as separate institutions and will remain locally owned and operated under the new system. As part of the agreement, LCMC will infuse at least $100 million in capital improvements at Touro over the next five years to maintain cutting-edge healthcare services and ensure procurement of state-of-the-art technology. I will remain as president and CEO of Children’s Hospital and LCMC, and in the coming months will hire a new Touro president who will report directly to me. The Louisiana attorney general must approve the transaction, and we expect to close by early June. In May, we’ll open our new Pediatric Intensive Care “Despite the recent economic downturn, we’ve Unit. Located on the sixth floor of our west tower, the gotten off to a tremendous start to a year in 9,456-square-foot state-of-the-art PICU features 18 beds, each in a private room. Every patient room is outfitted which we have expanded our healthcare mission with cutting edge technology which will assist our staff in instantly providing the best available critical care. and offerings to better serve you.” This summer, Children’s Hospital will begin moving several services from its Main Campus to its Calhoun Campus (former site of DePaul Hospital). Eventually, outpatient orthopaedics as well as physical, occupational and speech therapies will move up Henry Clay Avenue. Additionally, The Parenting Center at Children’s Hospital will move to a new facility at the former site of Ecole Bilingue. The bigger space will allow us to host all of our Uptown classes at one location and offers much improved parking for our families. In the fall we’ll open our new Cardiac Care Unit. The 8,193 square-foot CCU will be on the first floor in the old PICU. It will feature 20 beds (10 in private rooms) for children – some just days old – who are recovering from heart surgery. The CCU previously shared 25 beds with the PICU, but to better serve our patients, we are splitting the units so that each will have its own designated area in a larger space. Additionally, the re-opening of Kids First Louisa clinic will mark the last renovation of our Katrina-damaged properties. We’re very excited about each of the openings, and looking forward to remaining at the forefront of providing excellent healthcare to the children of New Orleans, Louisiana and the entire Gulf South. They shouldn’t have it any other way. Yours, Steve Worley 4 Doctors’ Notes News From Children’s Hospital Outpatient cancer clinic gets $315,000 renovation “Top Docs” at Children’s Hospital The outpatient Hematology/Oncology clinic at Children’s Hospital has re-opened following a $315,000 renovation that increased children’s privacy, care New Orleans Magazine recognized 35 Children’s quality and fun quotient, too. All areas of the clinic received a makeover including Hospital physicians in its annual Top Doctors issue: the addition of a private entrance and waiting room, which features a child-size pirate ship and video arcade systems to entertain children while they wait for Allergy & Immunology Neurology their appointments. Cleveland Moore Stephen Deputy “There really is a new feeling to the clinic,” said Lolie Yu, MD, director Ricardo Sorensen Ann Tilton of Children’s Hospital’s Hematology/Oncology Department. “There has been Anesthesiology Maria Weimer a positive response from both our families and our medical staff. People like the Stanley Hall Nephrology TVs in the rooms, and having privacy in the infusion room adds a lot to each John Heaton Matti Vehaskari child’s complete care.” Cardiology Neurological Surgery The clinic’s waiting Robert Ascuitto Joseph Nadell room is named in honor of Hans Mulder Susan Le Clercq, in gratitude Ophthalmology Nancy Ross-Ascuitto for the care she received at George S. Ellis, Jr. Aluizio Stopa Children’s Hospital. Susan’s Orthopaedic Surgery grandmother, Susan Johnson, Endocrinology and Stephen Heinrich is a longtime member of the Metabolism Andrew G. King hospital’s board of trustees. Alfonso Vargas Otolaryngology The Johnsons and Le Clercqs Gastroenterology Herbert Marks Jr. donated $50,000 to help kick Raynorda Brown off the clinic’s renovation. Pathology General Pediatrics Randall Craver Doug and Susan Johnson, pictured with grandaughter Thomas Babin, Susan Le Clercq, donated $50,000 toward the Rheumatology renovation of the outpatient cancer clinic. Ormond Pediatric Group Abraham Gedalia David Estes, Neonatal-Perinatal Napoleon Pediatrics Medicine Michael Heller, Napoleon Pediatrics Brian Barkemeyer Dr. Parker receives Staci Marie Olister Mark Morici, Duna Penn LDA’s New Dentist Award Metairie Pediatrics Dana L. Rivera Jason Parker, DDS, was presented the New Keith Perrin, Pediatric Surgery Dentist Award at the 128th Annual Session of Napoleon Pediatrics Charles Hill, Jr. the Louisiana Dental Association. The New Sam Solis, Urology Dentist Award is given to an individual member Napoleon Pediatrics Joseph Ortenberg who has been in practice for less than 10 Scott R. Zander, years, and who has made an outstanding contribution of his/her time and Lakeside Children’s Clinic talents for the betterment of mankind. From 2000 through 2004, Parker personally funded and secured Rotary International grants for “Smiles from Medical Genetics N.O. to Ocho” – a program that enabled Parker and his dental team to Michael Marble provide comprehensive dental care in Ocho Rios, Jamaica to thousands of children who otherwise may not have been able to afford it. 5 Medical Director’s Message Alan Robson, MD, Medical Dir ector Children’s Hospital honors physicians who reached milestone anniversaries in 2008 One of Children’s Hospital’s most valuable assets is its excellent medical staff, which comprises nearly 400 pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The combined expertise of these highly qualified physicians covers every medical need that a child may require. Several of our physicians have been on our medical staff for decades. Their leadership and longevity keeps Children’s at the forefront of pediatric medical care. Congratulations to our physicians who have reached milestone anniversaries in their employment at Children’s Hospital. 40 Years Jerry Casey & Judith Harris 35 Years Robert Musselman 30 Years Kirk Bellard, William Blake, John Church, Robert Gordon, Burr Ilgenfritz, Joseph Nadell, Carl Robinson & Harold York 25 Years Martin Claiborne, Thattil Gouri, Stephen Levine, Edwin Lin, Gordon Nutik, Joseph Ortenberg, Alan Sheen, Vithavas Tangpricha, Michael Wasserman & Scott Zander 20 Years Robert Balkan, John Barbara, James Bennett, Thomas Carson, Randall Craver, Martin Drell, Sprague Eustis, John Firestone, William Gill, Lindhe Guarisco, Laura Hogue, Yves Lacassie, Dolleen Licciardi, Gary Lipscomb, Vimala Mascarenhas, Michael Moses, Howard Osofsky, Anthony Palazzo, Keith Perrin, Aluizio Stopa, Jack Strong, Ann Tilton, Kenneth Ward, Malektaj Yazdani-Kachouei, Lolie Yu & Michele Zembo 15 Years Brian Barkemeyer, Susan Berry, Frank Bissant, Raynorda Brown, Frank Culicchia, Diane DeFrance, Douglas Faust, Abraham Gedalia, Vikram Khoshoo, Edith Linares, Daniel Nuss, Sandra Robinson, Nancy Ross-Ascuitto, Neva Seago, Claudia Schuth, Russell Steele & Harold Stokes 10 Years Diego Aviles, Rodolfo Begue, Erin Boh, Jonathan Boraski, Sonseeah Bridges, Mark Carbon, Joseph Caspi, Patrick Cecola, Allan Cougle, Cham Crapanzano, Bonnie Desselle, Edward Donaldson, Patricia Granier, Anas Khouri, Dominick Lago, Reita Lawrence, Abbey Lewis-Gallien, Ray Lousteau, Lucinda McCaslin, Stephen Metzinger, Piotr Olejniczak, Monir Shalaby, Maria Velez & Joaquin Wong 5 Years William Accousti, Christopher Arcement, Victor Babin III, Christopher Babycos, Michael Block, Michael Boyle, Ralph Chesson Jr., Mark Coreil, Wendi DeFrank, Jill Donaldson, Linda Doughty-White, Luis Espinoza, Annette Figueroa, Diane Franz, Eric George, Wendy Gervais, Albert Gutierrez, John Heaton, Michael Heller Jr., Marlene Juarez, Janine Lissard, Antoinette Logarbo, Michael Marble, Elizabeth Milvid, Claire Morgan, M. Nora Oates, Augusto Ochoa, Jason Parker, Teresa Perkins, Timothy Pettitt, Jeffrey Poole, Tanya Reed, Sheryl Lynn Sawatsky, Louis Shenk, Diane Sinclair, Margaret Strong, William Troutman, Maria Vives, Maria Weimer, Ronald Wilcox & Randall Wilk 6 Meet Our New Docs Children’s Hospital welcomes these new members of the medical staff: Joanne Deleon, Emergency Medicine Yameika Head, Child Abuse Medicine Hugo St. Hilaire, Medical School: Northwestern University, Medical School: Meharry Medical College, Plastic & Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago Nashville, Tenn. Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Residency: Tulane Hospital for Children, Residency: University of Texas Medical Medicine, New York New Orleans Branch, Galveston, Texas Residency: LSU Health Sciences Center, Fellowship: LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans New Orleans Fellowship: Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland, Baltimore Aaron Thompson, Emergency Medicine Nadia Webb, Psychology Medical School: Tulane University School of Professional Schools: Rutgers University Medicine, New Orleans Graduate School of Applied and Professional Residency: University of California, Psychology, Piscataway, N.J. and New College Davis, Sacramento, Calif. of California, San Francisco Internship: University of Arizona Health 7 Sciences Center, Tuscon, Ariz. Under the Microscope RIC news, discoveries & projects Knocking Out NEC RIC study aims to identify bacteria associated with deadly intestinal disease in newborns Hundreds of premature babies are admitted each year to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital. Nearly one in five is diagnosed with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). The most common gastrointestinal emergency among newborns, NEC causes a life-threatening inflammation and destruction of the gastrointestinal tract. The disease often strikes when least expected and without much warning. Twenty to 50 percent of infants with NEC do not survive. Those who do often suffer long-term disabilities, including feeding intolerance, short gut syndrome and poor nutrition. However, investi- gators at The Research Institute for Children are conducting a study that they hope will lead to greater understanding about the cause of this devastating disease, and ultimately help in developing methods for the earlier detection, more effective treatment and perhaps even prevention. Lack of a clear understanding about what exactly causes the condition makes early diagnosis and effective treatment difficult. Bacteria are thought to play a role in the cause of NEC, but so far, research has not found a single, specific agent to be consistently related to the disease. But, the majority of previous studies used traditional bacterial culture techniques which we now know often fail to reveal up to 80 percent of the bacteria present in the intestinal tract. “Since premature infants are at increased risk for this disease, Researchers Uma Pisharody, MD, Michael Ferris, PhD and babies admitted to NICUs, like the one at Children’s Hospital, Duna Penn, MD, MS, using newer, much more sensitive molecular are particularly vulnerable,” Pisharody said. If we can identify any techniques to detect and identify bacteria based on genetic sequences differences in the bacteria between babies with NEC and those without in their DNA, are now investigating whether the intestinal bacteria it, we might be able to determine what causes NEC and eventually find of infants who develop NEC are different from the intestinal bacteria a cure,” she said. found in healthy premature infants. Preliminary results are promising, “NEC affects thousands of children each year,” she said. “So but there is still much more work to be done before any conclusions finding a way to eventually curb and potentially cure the disease could can be drawn. impact millions of people around the world.” Did You Know... In 2008, Children’s Hospital recorded 281,754 patient visits, with children coming to us from all 64 parishes in Louisiana, 42 states and 3 foreign countries. The hospital provided care for 58,105 unique patients. 8 Family Focus Advice from The Parenting Center Listen Up! Your newborn is telling you what she need s. What’d you say? The day Mimi Sammarco’s two-month-old told her that she needed to burp, The Dunstan Baby Language is her baby’s chronic crying stopped and life as a new parent became instantly based on five reflex sounds that easier. Now, Sammarco and first-time parents across New Orleans are crediting every newborn makes which The Parenting Center at Children’s Hospital for recommending a 15-minute correspond with a specific need. long DVD that, they say, has changed their lives. Neh I’m hungry Like most members of The Parenting Center’s Snuggles and Struggles Owh I’m sleepy support group, Sammarco started attending the weekly sessions for parents of Eh Burp me newborns to get advice on caring for her infant. Exasperated with marathon crying sessions and frustrated because she didn’t know how to meet her baby’s Heh Change me needs, she sought guidance from the group’s leader, Debbie Regan, who Eairh I have gas recommended one of the hottest items in The Parenting Center’s DVD library – The Dunstan Baby Language. In 1998 Priscilla Dunstan, an Australian violinist with an eidetic (photographic) memory for sound, noticed her baby made five distinct reflex sounds which corresponded with physical needs – hunger, sleepiness, the need to be burped, the need to be changed and lower gas discomfort. For instance, when he was hungry he made a sucking reflex that had a “Neh” sound, while a “Heh” sound meant that he needed to be changed. Through research with more than 1,000 babies of 30-plus nationalities, she found every newborn younger than three months speaks the universal “language” that can warn caretakers of their child’s need before they begin to cry. Ironically, Sammarco received a copy of the DVD as a shower gift, but hadn’t watched it before Regan suggested it. After seeing it, she says it should be “required viewing for all new mothers.” “It was a life saver,” Sammarco said of the DVD. “Before, whenever she began to cry, I fed her all the time, but she was trying to tell me she was uncomfortable. But when we heard the “Eh” sound, we sat her up and began patting her back. She let out a fraternity brother burp and looked at us like, ‘Thank God! That’s what I’ve been trying to tell you.’ “As a new mom, it really gave me the biggest boost of confidence,” she said. “I felt like parenting became much easier to manage.” Regan said several parents have raved over the DVD’s immediate results after checking it out from The Parenting Center’s library. Once a caregiver can recognize the ‘word,’ they can begin soothing the child and meeting their need before the screaming commences. When a new parent or caregiver knows they are responding to their infant’s needs correctly, it builds esteem and reduces stress for everyone in the home, she said. “It’s an amazing discovery that results in less crying and discomfort for the baby, not to mention less stress for parents. I’m so happy to share it with new moms and dads because it makes the first three months with a newborn so much easier.” For more information and to see clips, check The Dunstan Baby Language Web site: www.dunstanbaby.com. For more information on The Parenting Center, log on to www.theparentingcenter.net. 9 Out And About Children’s Hospital Events & Celebrations All Aboard The 28th annual Sugarplum Ball was held at the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad engine terminal on Tchoupitoulas Street on March 14. This year’s black-tie gala, which honored long-time board member Susan Johnson, featured a silent auction, live music and cuisine from the area’s finest restaurants. Ball chairs Lynn Gibbons and Gwathmey Gomilla, with the help and support of NOPB General Manager Jim Bridger, created a truly fantastic and memorable event. Attendees were treated to souvenir photos on the NOPB’s restored Pullman Car, Spirit of New Orleans. The event grossed more than $186,000 for our Surgery Department! Radiothon dials in $135,698 Shrieks of laughter and the thunderous crash of the Children’s Hospital Radiothon gong reverberated through the main lobby as the Gulf South community pledged $135,698 to buy equipment and pay general expenses for the hospital, according to Brian Landry, Children’s Hospital vice president of Marketing. Each strike of the gong indicated that a donation of $500 or more had been made to the hospital. Now in its fifth year, Radiothon is a collaboration between Children’s Miracle Network (CMN), a non-profit organization that helps raise funds for children’s hospitals around the country, and Entercom Communications Corporation, which owns several radio stations in the New Orleans area. Talk show hosts from WWL-AM and FM broadcast live for 32 hours from the hospital’s main lobby on March 5 and 6. They interviewed patients, family members and hospital staff, and Spud McConnell even participated in an acupuncture therapy session. Disc jockeys from Entercom’s other local stations, WEZB-FM, WKBU-FM and WLMG-FM, also promoted the event with on-air messages and vignettes at the top and bottom of every hour. Forest Whitaker gives thanks at Children’s Academy Award winning actor Forest Whitaker spent Thanksgiving at Children’s Hospital. During his visit, he and several kids made pilgrim hats and handprint turkeys out of construction paper. Whitaker was in New Orleans filming a motion picture. He won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland. 10 Contact the Public Affairs Department at (504) 896-9373 for more information on Children’s Hospital events. Calendar of Events APRIL 2 Guild Circus 10 am – noon, Gazebo 14 Blood Drive 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Auditorium 20 Carter Plantation Golf Tournament 10 a.m., Shotgun Start Carter Plantation, Springfield, LA M A Y Carnival Visits 4 Rite Aid Pre-Party Carnival is a special time of year for the 6:30 pm, Drago’s Metairie patients at Children’s Hospital. This year, the kids were visited by more than five local krewes, and a handful of lucky children got to ride, too! 5 Rite Aid Golf Tournament 1 p.m., Stonebridge Country Club Actor Val Kilmer was crowned Bacchus XLI on the Friday before Mardi Gras at Children’s Hospital, a traditional stop for Bacchus’ monarch. 15 AllFax Golf Tournament The Krewe of Thoth made two visits to 12:30 p.m., Beau Chene Country Club the hospital. Just before parade season, the 15-16 “Thoth March” brought Krewe members The Italian American to Children’s. That same day, a Budweiser Fishing Rodeo Clydesdale wowed guests and staff alike Dawn, Breton Sound Marina under the main entrance’s portico. Thoth, also known as the Krewe of Shut-ins for their practice of parading past more than 30 Wendy’s Volleyball Tournament a dozen Uptown institutions serving the Registration 3 p.m., Play begins at 4 p.m. seriously ill or handicapped, began their Malibu Rum Coconut Beach Complex Sunday parade right in front of Children’s Hospital. The Krewe’s 2009 doubloon 30-31 Children’s Hospital Telethon features a child on crutches. Live on WDSU NewsChannel 6 A week before Mardi Gras, Zulu’s King and Queen, Tyrone and Sheila Mathieu, came Uptown to bring Carnival cheer to Children’s, and Little Rascals invited 10 JUNE patients and several staff members to ride on a float compliments of the Krewe. 18-21 Aqua Aces Spear Fishing Rodeo 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Lafreniere Park, Shelter #7 11 Stroke of Genius Artist Terrance Osborne delivered a unique spring bouquet to kids at Children Hospital with the help of Child Life’s Jeff Helminger A s 15-year-old Timothy Lynn slid the bold green-covered tip of his paintbrush across the canvas in front of him, he smiled for the first time in six months. Timothy was diagnosed with leukemia in July and suffered brain damage during a “Y’all do awesome things for the kids at this hospital, but this is the best,” Allen said, tears welling in her eyes at the sight of her son’s grin. “I haven’t seen him smile in a long time. It blows my mind that he would take time out for these kids. It’s awesome and makes them feel so special.” subsequent chemotherapy session, according to his mom, Wendy Allen. Since September, he hasn’t smiled or enjoyed doing anything Soul Stirring and just sits in bed, she said. But an art lesson Like thousands of other NOLAphiles who with Terrance Osborne, one of New Orleans’ after Hurricane Katrina searched for ways hottest up-and-coming artists, allowed to display their Crescent City pride, Jeff Timothy, and several other children, the Helminger, a recreation therapist in Children’s Timothy Lynn, with his mother, Wendy, and Occupational opportunity to express joy through Hospital’s Child Life Department, bought an Therapist Hallie Archer. Opposite page: CeCe Robert (top) their creativity. Osborne print and Brooke Overby making masterpieces. 12 called “Post-Katrina Blues” which features a the idea of getting Osborne involved at the brightly colored scene of several lively New hospital in some capacity. Through several Orleans homes submerged in floodwater. The discussions with Terrance and Stephanie, surrealistic scene seems to say the city may Osborne’s wife and business manager and a have gone through a devastating storm but its former hospital volunteer, the idea of an art spirit is intact, and that’s what will drive New lesson for the kids at the hospital evolved. Orleans’ comeback. “Any time the kids have something different Helminger likened his reaction to the print to look forward to, it’s important because it to the feeling he gets working with strong- helps perk them up and gets them feeling spirited hospitalized children who overcome better for a while because they’re not focused adversity. He thought it would be amazing to on their pain or injury,” Helminger said. “Our meld Osborne’s colorful artistic vision with his doctors and nurses are taking care of the work at Children’s, so he searched the Web for medical aspect of the kids’ injuries, and we’re information on the print and artist. He came working on the emotional and coping aspects across the painter’s online gallery, and called of helping them deal with their treatment and the number listed on the site to pitch recovery. It’s our job to lift their spirits and brighten their days.” 13 Lee Myers, director of Child Life, said Helminger plays an integral part in making her department successful. “Jeff has this unique, creative, positive and upbeat personality which brightens everyone’s day,” Myers said. “He is always looking for new ways to inspire plus motivate children and their families during their hospital stay. This collaboration with Terrance is just one example of his dedication and passion.” Start with a Blank Canvas Osborne began the two-hour lesson by introducing himself and discussing several of the works that have had major significance in his career before leading the kids through a step-by-step lesson on painting flowers in a vase. He selected the theme because he wanted to deliver flowers to a former co-worker’s family whose child is in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. However, to ensure that no unwanted agents that could further endanger the health of critically ill children enter the unit, Children’s Hospital prohibits flowers in the PICU. Armed with a dry erase board and several markers, Osborne began the lesson by drawing a vertical rectangle that would serve as his “canvas,” and asked the kids to repeat each coming step in black marker on the 18x24 inch stretched canvas in front of them. He then drew a two-dimensional vase near the bottom of his “canvas.” He told them to make sure their vase was large enough to support a big bouquet that could fill the top two-thirds of the image. For the tabletop, he told them to draw two lines running into the middle of the vase to create depth, and warned against drawing lines along the bottom of the vase, which would create the effect that the vase was “on a wire.” Next, he asked them to begin drawing flowers without stems on the top portion of the canvas. He explained depth and overlapping as he led them in drawing stems to connect the blooms and their container. Once their outline was complete, the painting began. Child Life therapists and volunteers gave each child a variety of base colors that they could blend into their own signature palettes to embellish their sketches. As the kids decorated their canvases, Osborne traveled from artist to artist to offer encouragement, help them blend colors and provide a few brushstrokes to each piece, making the kids’ works extra special. “The best part about all of this is the sharing of knowledge,” Osborne said. “When I teach I hear what I learned from my parents and teachers. I feel like I’m channeling them. That exchange and passing on of knowledge is priceless.” At the end of the session, each child was able to display his or her artwork for all to see and enjoy. Osborne signed their work and posed for photos with each artist. “This is a wonderful experience. I love his paintings, and I love the project,” said Lisette Overby, an art teacher at Country Day whose daughter, Brooke, painted with Terrance. “Every kid can draw a flower pot and flowers. It’s easy for the kids to do, and they’re having a great time painting. It’s beautiful.” Return Engagement As Osborne visited with each child and their parent or caretaker and heard their stories, he was visibly moved. None more than when he stopped at Timothy’s table where his mother told him about her son’s grin. “I didn’t expect that at all. It really touched me,” Osborne said. “He did a fantastic painting, and to hear him say he’s really enjoying himself … I can’t put my emotions into words.” Three hours after he left the hospital, he was able to get a grip on his feelings and called. “Today From the top: Stephanie Osborne, was amazing,” he said. “This was so powerful and has had such an affect on us. We’ve already started Child Life’s Jeff Helminger, talking with Jeff about doing this again in an expanded format – maybe a week of lessons followed by Terrance Osborne and Seth Ramsey, a public showing. and art in action. “Children’s Hospital is such a powerful force,” he said. “The work you do is priceless. Thank you. We’ll definitely be back.” . 14 Terrance Osborne A Portrait of the Artist Terrance Osborne, 34, seemed to explode me to send them a proposal. When I didn’t, “That came along right at the right time onto the New Orleans art scene after she did. Two weeks later, we had a deal.” because it affirmed what I was doing,” he Hurricane Katrina, but the painter has been Looking forward to enjoying some of said. “That call was as powerful to me as the getting international exposure since the his growing popularity, his dream was Real World call.” beginning of the millennium. His signature interrupted in August 2005 when Hurricane His painting of Phillip Frazer, leader and use of brilliant, vivacious color makes his Katrina devastated New Orleans. The tuba player of the Rebirth Brass Band, sold work immediately recognizable. His paintings Osbornes and their three children evacuated out before the festival ended, and began a are surreal, but he describes himself as an to a hotel in Texas, but their Terrytown home trend of the Congo Square poster rivaling the expressionistic colorist. was flooded and they were adrift. For two quality and sales of the festival’s main poster. “Every painting, for me, is an experiment years they lived in a client’s second home in “It’s got a down-home New Orleans feel. It in color,” he said. “The colors are bold and Acworth, Ga., a small town less than an hour puts you right in the middle of the second fresh and the images are inviting. I want north of Atlanta. Depressed by the around- line. If you’ve ever seen a second line or my viewers to look at my work and feel the-clock media coverage featuring images parade in New Orleans, this speaks to you,” overwhelmed.” of flooded New Orleans neighborhoods, he he said. “It’s such an iconic image.” Osborne first came to prominence in 2000 picked up his brush and began to paint away In 2008, Nike hired Osborne to design when the producers of MTV’s Real World his pain. Longing for the city of his youth, artwork for the Factory Store at the corner New Orleans selected his artwork to decorate Osborne began painting examples of the of Carrollton and Tulane avenues and the their set – the Belfort, an immense Greek flooded, yet glowing, raised homes of his company’s first New Orleans-themed Air revival mansion on St. Charles Avenue. native Treme, including “Post-Katrina Blues” Force 1 shoe. That partnership led the New “I couldn’t believe The Real World was and a trio of jovial “Hurricane Solutions” Orleans Hornets to commission him to paint calling me,” Osborne said. “I was a nobody featuring New Orleans-style homes on tree “Our Team, Our Town,” the official poster as far as my career was concerned. It was tops, stilts and boats. to commemorate the release of the Hornets real good for me because it let me know that “I painted ‘Post-Katrina Blues’ about two new uniforms and colors. possibilities were out there.” or three weeks after the storm,” he said. “It Osborne is currently working on a new His career hit another high point in 2004 was reactionary, but eventually I started series which he calls Jazz Bouquets. The when the Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotel working on happier themes. It was cleansing.” wood and acrylic pieces feature arrangements commissioned him to paint a 105x41-foot His paintings and prints became some of of flowers and instruments found in mural on the outdoor wall facing Convention the hottest items on the New Orleans arts traditional New Orleans music. He painted Center Boulevard. The high profile location scene, and helped him land one of the most the first example while listening to greats like in the heart of the CBD ensured maximum coveted gigs around. After trying and being Louis Prima, Dr. John and Kermit Ruffins. exposure. denied for three years, The New Orleans Jazz “This piece started as just a colorful bouquet, “That was my first gig that really put me & Heritage Festival tapped him to provide but I couldn’t resist painting what I was on the map,” Osborne said. “My wife pushed the image for the 2007 Congo Square poster. hearing,” Osborne said. 15 Ronald McDonald Care Mobile hits the road New mobile healthcare program to provide free immunizations to thousands of children Children’s Hospital has a new partner in helping improve provide mobile healthcare units that will save families an estimated vaccination levels and keeping Louisiana’s youth healthy. Ronald $10 million each year on medical and dental health services. Those McDonald House Charities Global donated the $350,000, 40-foot in attendance included Supriya Jindal, first lady of Louisiana; Steve mobile health unit, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Worley, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital; Tony Herques, Greater New Orleans has provided $300,000 for three years of president of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater New program funding. Orleans, and Charmaine Allesandro, executive director of the Greater The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile will serve as the delivery New Orleans Immunization Network. mechanism for The Greater New Orleans Immunization Network’s “The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is not just a gift to School Kids Immunization Program (SKIP), which was developed Children’s Hospital, but a gift to the children of Louisiana,” Jindal to provide vaccines free of charge and educate school-aged children said. “The Care Mobile will allow the Greater New Orleans about the importance of vaccinations. The Care Mobile operates in Immunization Network to expand its geographical outreach and serve the seven-parish Greater New Orleans area, and allows thousands more children in need.” of children the opportunity to be immunized free of charge. The Currently, the United Health Foundation ranks Louisiana 43rd Care Mobile will join SKIP’s other mobile unit in administering in the nation based on the percentage of immunized children within vaccinations at local schools and uploading each child’s vaccination its population. Immunizing all of our children is a daunting task, but history to a state-wide data base that, if need be, can be accessed by vaccines have been proven to protect against 16 deadly diseases. physicians across the country. For the past 10 years, the Greater New Orleans Immunization The Care Mobile was unveiled Thursday, Nov. 20, at Ronald Network has provided 140,000 free immunizations to more than McDonald House Charities kickoff of a nationwide program that will 75,000 children. 16 Helping Hands Building a healthy future for kids. Kids Fund raises $870,232 The 2008 Kids Fund Campaign raised $870,232 for the hospital’s new Cardiac Care Unit (CCU). Alan Philipson served as the chair of the campaign, and Rick Baumgartner, MD, served as head of the Physicians’ Campaign. The new 8,193 square-foot CCU features 20 beds (10 in private rooms) for children – some just days old – who are recovering from heart surgery. Children’s Hospital’s Cardiology Department and its Cardiothoracic surgical team are nationally recognized for the care they’ve provided to children across the Gulf South. A 24-hour ground and air transport team is available to bring patients to the unit. Mr. Philipson and his wife, Arlene, have made a generous contribution to fund a patient room in the new unit. 2008 KIDS FUND DONORS Children’s Hospital appreciates every penny we BENEFACTORS Dr. & Mrs. Donald C. Faust, Jr. receive and thanks you for every bit of support ($2,500-$4,999) A. Joanne Gates, M.D. you give us. Due to limited space, however, we Association for Corporate Growth New York Stella Gilbert can only print donations of $250 or more. Mr. & Mrs. Frederick J. Berger, Sr. Gould Volunteer Fire Company Mr. & Mrs. Truls Bjerke Bessie P. Gray FOUNDERS ($10,000+) Boh Bros. Construction Company The Grieshaber Family ABC26/WB38 Children First East Jefferson Newcomers Club Gregory J. Hamer, Sr. Yvonne & Red Adams Foundation Georgia Farms Christopher A. Hansen Mr. & Mrs. Hollis B. Eddins Gillis Elementary School Marie-Louise Haymon, M.D. Ethan & Associates Mr. & Mrs. J. Scott Key John F. Heaton, M.D. The Gustaf Westfeldt McIlhenny Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Ronald L. McAlear Charles B. Hill, M.D. Independent Pilots Association Robert K. Minkes, M.D. International Coffee Corporation Lauricella Land Company P & W Industries Alissa Janey Frank & Seba Payne Foundation Parish Concrete Jeff Johannsen Pizza Hut Steamroller Productions Evelyn Kluka, M.D. Plaisance’s Bar Mr. & Mrs. Kirby R. Stumpf Dr. & Mrs. Stephen D. Levine Salmen Family Foundation Textron Marine & Land Systems Lufkin Industries The Susan Scott Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Steve Watkins Mandeville Fire Fighters Association New Orleans-Baton Rouge Steamship Pilots Association Marrero Land & Improvement Assn., Ltd. Stewart Title of Louisiana FELLOWS ($1,000-$2,499) William S. Middleton Dorman L. Strahan Vincent R. Adolph, M.D. The James R. Moffett Family Foundation Luther & Zita Templeman Foundation Avoyelles Bayou Bikers Tracey W. Moore Valero - St. Charles Refinery Brian Barkemeyer, M.D. Michael H. Moses, M.D. Gerard Zaunbrecher Richard P. Baumgartner, M.D. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Mueller Mr. & Mrs. William Christopher Beary Murphy Oil - Meraux Refinery PATRONS ($5,000-$9,999) Mr. & Mrs. Mark D. Bohnet Murphy Oil USA Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Carroll Ralph O. Brennan Joseph M. Nadell, M.D. Glazer’s Companies of LA Mr. & Mrs. Shava J. Carboni, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. David Naiman Mr. & Mrs. A. Whitfield Huguley, IV R. Patrick Cecola, M.D. Garrett Naquin Mr. & Mrs. Anthony I. Lauto Jane Congeni, M.D. Northrop Grumman Corporation Lockheed Martin Space System Company - Michoud Operations Crescent Ford Truck Sales Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Ortenberg Spa Manhattan Cross Gates Athletic Club Dr. & Mrs. Keith Perrin Mr. & Mrs. Moise S. Steeg Elton A. Darsey Keith M. Poche Walk of Hope & Healing Reverend & Mrs. Robert P. Davis Dr. & Mrs. Alan M. Robson Westway Holdings Corporation Digital Engineering & Imaging The Louis P. Saia Foundation Frank Dudenhefer Sheryl L. Sawatsky, M.D. Edwards Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Preston Schoen 17 Pamela Shaw, D.D.S. Daniel L. Milham Margaret Gomez Mr. & Mrs. Mark Sheridan Modjeski & Masters Mr. & Mrs. Edward N. Goodwin Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey C. Slocum Monsanto Company Mr. & Mrs. Ken Gootee Ricardo U. Sorensen, M.D. New Covenant Weekday School Mr. & Mrs. Roger Gorman Sunshine Ventures 9-Mile Golf Tournament Gretna Economic Development Association (GEDA) Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth B. Thompson, III Beyhan Oner Mr. Miguel Gutierrez Ann H. Tilton, M.D. Parson & Sanderson, Inc Harvey Volunteer Fire Company No. 2 Two Sparrows Seth Pincus, M.D. Glenda G. Hembree Versa-Gard Deborah D. Pizzo Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Henderson Mr. & Mrs. George G. Villere Ponchatoula Lions Club Mr. & Mrs. Harley B. Howcott, Jr. Kenneth Ward, M.D. Mr. & Mrs. Paul L. Remy Jefferson Parish Department of Juvenile Services Mr. & Mrs. Harry Warner Mr. & Mrs. Andre Rubenstein Michael Kaes, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Ivan D. Warner, III St. Charles Borromeo School Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Kitchen Paul Westervelt Donna G. St. Pierre J.F. Lorio Mr. & Mrs. Steve Worley Greg Scallan Anne P. Lowenburg Mr. & Mrs. James Schnur Deirdre Maher ADVOCATES ($500-$999) Scott Family Paula L. Maher AARP Central Metairie Chapter 4417 Alan E. Sheen, M.D. Mr. & Mrs. Archie Manning AARP Chapter 4924 Chris Smyczynski Patricia E. Martin ALBC District VI Youth Tournament Stagg Marine Mr. & Mrs. Mark J. McRae Kimberly Barcia Linda Sweeney Randall J. Meyer Michael E. Bartee Joy Traylor Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd J. Meyers Mr. & Mrs. Charles J. Becker Alfonso Vargas, M.D. Stacey Moak Blanchard & Company Yardarm Lounge New Orleans Zephyrs Cannon Cochran Management Services Daniel H. Yeoman Vinh Nguyen Richard C. Colton, Jr. Randolph P. Nunez Council of Catholic Women ASSOCIATES ($250-$499) Joseph R. O’Toole Randall D. Craver, M.D. Peggy L. Allen Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Olivier Crescent Marine Towing A-Plus Packaging & Shipping Mr. & Mrs. Hank Perlman DAI Engineering Management Group Aquarius Heating & Air Conditioning Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Pierson Nicole M. Danjean David Beerbohm Mary Olive Pierson John Dibert Elementary School Belle Chasse Academy Pine Junior/Senior High School Mr. & Mrs. William B. Dillon Berger Building Mr. & Mrs. Michael V. Pizzolato, Jr. M. Caroline Duncan, M.D. Mr. & Mrs. Barry C. Bernadas Peter & Anne Rando James E. Fitzmorris, Jr. Lois G. Beyer Raymond James Financial Services Freeport-McMoRan William E. Blake, III, M.D. Cheryl Ripoll Giambrone Oil Company Gail Brady, M.D. John K. Roberts, Jr. Girl Scout Troop 708 Bremermann Designs Rodgers Marine Towing Service Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Goldenberg Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bridgewater Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert F. Ross, Jr. Golden Meadow Middle School Kenneth Buchta Mr. & Mrs. Mike Rougee Jan C. Gravolet Mr. & Mrs. Earl M. Buras, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James H. Roussel Mr. & Mrs. L. Trimble Green Brenda Cannon Richard Ruffino Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Haddad Thomas H. Carson, M.D. Catherine Russo Harriet Handelman Stuart A. Chalew, M.D. St. Francis Xavier School P.C. & Dee Havens Toni A. Chiasson Sherwood Middle School Lawrence F. Herbert Linda Law Clark Bob & Mary Simpson Hirsch Foundation Mr. & Mrs. John S. Cook Mr. & Mrs. Robert Smyczynski Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Huber Crescent Drilling & Production Southern Philosophy Mr. & Mrs. Arthur W. Huguley, III Katherine A. Crosby Michael Stalks Donald Koester Daton Contracting Sun Drilling Products Russell Lachin Betty M. Davidson Marie J. Sunseri Lakeside Lions Club Edward W. Davis Peter Taulli, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Legnon Darryl J. Delatte Mr. & Mrs. David J. Vedros Helena O. Long Rick J. deLeaumont Mr. & Mrs. James V. Warren Mark Twain Club of Greater New Orleans Mr. & Mrs. Clarence R. Duplessis Mr. & Mrs. Pearce F. Wood Hamid Massiha Mr. & Mrs. Barry C. Ellis Albert E. Zehner, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. George Mattos Mr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Fiegel William Ziegler Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin C. Mauthe Elizabeth A. Figures Audrey Zimmermann Edward D. McCarthy Fontainebleau Junior High School Mr. & Mrs. Eric Zimmermann Kelly L. McQueen Constance Goldsby 18 MEMORIALS October 1, 2008 – December 31, 2008 Independent Pilots Association James Alton Barker, Jr. Audrey Doyle Dysart Martzell & Bickford Tammy Reites Foundation Lillian Benton Carla Valaske Paul Voorhies Independent Pilots Association Foundation Mary Lou Bodden Patterson Real Estate Joseph Haspel, Jr. donated $25,000 in support of the hospital’s new Sara B. Stone David Albert Besse, Jr. Cardiac Care Unit. The IPA Foundation was one Harold & Julia Schomaker Hazel Tregre Haydel Sol Bojarsky Claire Austin of the first groups to support Children’s Hospital’s Andrew McCollam, Jr. John A. (“Jack”) Heaton recovery in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. In return Isabella Broom Karen, Keith, Dylan & Drew McDonald Ronald D. Traylor Mr. & Mrs. Donald Schneider for this most recent generous donation, the hospital Salvador Michael Calabresi Betty Ford Hoadley will name a patient room in the new CCU in the Dorothy Del Buono Mary Asher Roger Asher organization’s honor. Rhett Ashley Jude Christiana Mr. & Mrs. Frank M. John & Eleanor Onstott Christiana, Sr. Donald Paul (“Donny”) Jacobson Craig Gerard Colomes Bluma Klein & Family Betty S. Barnes Brenda Jarrell Glenn Cowart Jim & Kim O’Donnell Carole J. Branum Captain Roger Johnson Dorsey W. Jones Council of American Master Mariners Mr. & Mrs. Julian W. Muse Ramona Thomas Karcher Mary Regan Charles & Althea Carrone Marilyn B. Wenzel Gloria Mary Johnsen King Osgood & Peggy Willis Wanda Buckelew Philip Paul (“Buddy”) Culotta, Jr. Michelle Evilia Maurice & Robbie Thibodeaux Robert V. LaGrange Albert & Jennie Rita Daigrepont Craig & Rhonda Norton Northshore Cajun Dancers Sebastian & Vicky Villarreal Alan W. Dascomb, M.D. Henry Kinler Mr. & Mrs. James R. Conway, III Jim & Kim O’Donnell Bess Z. Melius Noel LeBlanc Pizza Hut Eugene John DeJean, Jr. Hudson H. Foret Ken & Laurie Snodgrass Jackie Jackson Pizza Hut recently donated $10,000 to the Daniel Mark Delo David Licciardi hospital to help offset the cost of our new CCU. The Wat & Jamie Van Benthuysen Jinx Fromme Cerré Born (“Buddy”) Diboll, Jr. Deborah Louper Littleton donation was made possible when the pizza chain’s Andrew McCollam, Jr. Robbie Harris store located at 810 Clearview Parkway in Metairie Lisa Cohen (“Mer-Mer”) Dicharry Joseph Madigan Bob & Betsy Dombourian Genevieve M. Madigan raised more money than any other Pizza Hut in the William H. (“Bill”) Edwards, Jr. Mary Elizabeth Ziegler country. Store manager Louann Loup asked that the Maurice & Robbie Thibodeaux Stephen P. Marcev Elizabeth T. Marcev entire $10,000 be contributed to Children’s Hospital. Madison Elyce Faucheaux New Orleans Oilfield Bowling Tournament Pauline Vinterella (“Toby”) Matulich Carmela Jennings Mary Alida France Edwin J. France, Jr. Daniel A. Michael, Jr. Wolfe’s Restaurant Rowe Block Party Raymond A. Gaspard Patsy Mitchell Mim Miller Chef Tom Wolfe hosted Wolfe’s Restaurant Mr. & Mrs. C.O. Froehlich Walter E. Levy, M.D. Sybil F. Kline Rowe Block Party at his restaurant on North Patricia K. Marchese Harold Fields (“Harry”) Morton Diane Rankin The LaBrie Family Rampart Street in December to benefit Children’s Suzanne C. Swift Mr. & Mrs. Charles C. Morton Hospital. The block party featured activities for the Cyril Paul Geary, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Stover L. Smith, Jr. whole family including music, two “Iron Chef”-style Alexander Navarro Frankie Hanchey Napier Bernard Goldblatt Sidney N. Carruth competitions, face painting, obstacle courses and Century Exploration Company – Lexington Office Jim & Kim O’Donnell Century Exploration New Orleans children’s cooking classes. Olivia F. Gonzales Leatrice Cannizzaro Jeff & Deborah Coburn “I was diagnosed with diabetes at Children’s Michelle A. D’Amico Rachel Lynn (“Barbie”) Grafe Mr. & Mrs. Herbert J. Deslatte, Jr. Hospital when I was a child, and I wanted to do Bruce L. Badon Adult Bible Fellowship, First Baptist Church, something to help them continue to provide excellent Judith Guedry-Macloud Covington Roy & Sue Jeanette E. Jacob Lydia Bible Class, First Baptist Church, Covington care for the youth in New Orleans,” Wolfe said. “I Mary Jo Medeiros Mr. & Mrs. Ernest J. Miguez & Family Young at Heart, First Baptist Church Covington think it’s important for us as a community to give Darrel J. Kempf St. Charles Parish Council Peggy M. Killeen back to those who help us when we need it. I hope Judith A. Harris, M.D. Brenda Kirby Thomas H. Carson, M.D. others agree and decide to bring their families and Jeanne Lecorgne Dr. & Mrs. Nicholas A. Danna, III Ben Meyers help support this great local cause.” Octavio Hernandez 19 James P. Kovata Legislators Charity Fund Turi Augustin Oddo Harold & Julia Schomaker Joe Babineaux Superior Energy Services Frances Connor O’Keefe Erin Basile Dr. & Mrs. Wilbur Lazarus Caroline Basile Joe Orr, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Kristen Baumer Daniel Blattberg Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Hal & Helen Blaum Mr. & Mrs. John Bendernagel Danny, Cheryl & Nicholas Curole Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Rita M. Gibliant Vincent Bergeal Val & Audrey Hufft Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Daniel & Isabel Michael Mr. & Mrs. Darryl D. Berger, Jr. Shoulder to Shoulder Club Roger Ogden Sylvia Solis Pierce Steve Boudreaux Harold & Margaret Gerkin Superior Energy Services Edmund Paul Pixberg, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Brady Betty S. Barnes Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Paul S. Roheim Robert Brasswell Ten New Orleans-area state representatives Harry & Lucienne Gore Superior Energy Services Caroline Marie Scanlon co-sponsored the Legislators Charity Fund’s Michael Esta Verna Bridgewater Dan & Claudette Craven inaugural Holiday Celebration at the Basin Street Kathleen Ellis Seaver Sellers Mr. & Mrs. Alfred W. Brown, III Alexander Navarro Station to raise funds for Children’s Hospital. The John & Jeanne Lambert L. Ross (“Buddy”) Smith Joan H. Marcotte event featured live entertainment and gourmet food Lew Minter Lori Mastrobuoni from some of New Orleans’ best restaurants. Each Erin Ann Sullivan Mr. & Mrs. George P. Naquin, Jr. James & Mary Ann Schnur Clint & Anna Lee Pierson legislator paid $500 for the cost of the event, and 250 Maurice Stanley Thibodeaux Denise M. Romano tickets were sold at $100 a piece. Sponsors included Joe Becker Bill & Lisa Sarris Mr. & Mrs. Edward Constantine Melanie Seamster & Family Pat Connick (Marrero), Greg Cromer (Slidell), Karis Ferguson Rowland & Michelle Stalter Girod Jackson III (Marrero), Walt Leger III (New Clarence & Jane Foret Mr. & Mrs. James Walther, Jr. Irving D. Goldstein Morris & Ann Burka Orleans), Joseph Lopinto III (Metairie), Nicholas Helen M. Jacquat Dot Shushan Lorusso (New Orleans), J.P. Morrell (New Orleans), Bob & Janice Stevens Bill Burt Marilyn M. Wolf Superior Energy Services Cedric Richmond (New Orleans), John Schroder Jacqueline Wantz (“Jackie”) Tracy Mr. & Mrs. Jim Bussian (Covington) and Kirk Talbot (River Ridge). Reps. Jane Jones Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Joseph P. Uddo Walt Leger and Joe Lopinto presented $15,000 to the Harry & Lucienne Gore Joseph Caspi, M.D. William Reid hospital on behalf of the fund. Joseph Vicidomina C-Glass & Closets Anthony L. Chabarek Lacey Construction Company Ed & Alfa Maschek Chrestia, Staub & Pierce Murphy Oil – Meraux Refinery Valero Donation Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Pietsch Lacey Construction Company Mr. & Mrs. Chris Christerson SRU #4 Construction Group Valero St. Charles Refinery made an Shirley D. O’Dwyer Elrose Richard Vidrine exceptionally generous donation of $137,000 to Bill & Barrie Boutall F. Christiana & Co. Willard A. Eastin, Jr. Children’s Hospital during the company’s February Julia Mayer Weiss Mr. & Mrs. Bob Comeaux & Family Malcolm M. Dienes & Company 3 charity luncheon. The company, which raised the David Commodore Wheat, Jr. Gene Pereira, Jr. John T. Cooper, III money through the annual Valero Texas Open and Council of American Master Mr. & Mrs. George R. Leaman Mariners Benefit for Children Golf Classic in San Antonio, Mary Jo Wisdom Paul J. Leaman, Jr. Don Credeur Texas, awarded a total of $632,000 to 23 Louisiana Joe & Pam Cross Superior Energy Services nonprofit organizations. A committee of Valero Rhett Currier employees selected the recipients and decided upon HONORS Paul J. Leaman, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Daniel the amount of the awards, and Vice President & Oct. 1 – Dec. 31, 2008 Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Ryan Adams General Refinery Manager Ralph Phillip presented Superior Energy Services Rich Davis Superior Energy Services the donations to the charities. Children’s Hospital M. Nan Alessandra Marilyn Dittmann will use this wonderful gift to help complete David M. Korn Paul J. Leaman, Jr. Ron Amedee Becky Donaldson construction of the hospital’s Cardiac Care Unit. Lacey Construction Company Superior Energy Services Dr. & Mrs. Kent Andrews Mr. & Mrs. Douglas S. Downing Paul J. Leaman, Jr. Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Mr. & Mrs. Louis Anticich Dr. & Mrs. Terry D’Souza Gene & Barbara Frisch Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Stan Arabie Mike Dugas Superior Energy Services Superior Energy Services Mary Arton Mr. & Mrs. David Duggins 20 Superior Energy Services Paul J. Leaman, Jr. John Eberhard Superior Energy Services Jay Krieger Joy L. Stahl BBQ Mania, Barnyard Smackdown Benjamin Bailey Edwards Mr. & Mrs. Merritt Lane Washington-St. Tammany Electric (WST) Catherine Edwards Lacey Construction Company Eugenia Edwards sponsored BBQ-Mania I, Barnyard Smackdown – The Honorable & Mrs. Francis E. Lauricella Greg Ernst Mr. & Mrs. James A. Haslam, II a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned state Lacey Construction Company Mr. & Mrs. Dana Leaman championship cook-off – with proceeds from the The Ezell Family John T. Cooper, III Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Mr. & Mrs. George R. Leaman event, a patron party and silent auction benefiting Dr. & Mrs. Sandy Florman Dana & Laurie Leaman Children’s Hospital. Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Paul J. Leaman, Jr. Jeff Fooshie John T. Cooper, III “Children’s Hospital has served the needs of Superior Energy Services Marilyn V. Dittmann children for more than 50 years as the only hospital John Foreman Dana & Laurie Leaman Superior Energy Services Alice R. Vales in the region that cares exclusively for children and Rick Fowler Mr. & Mrs. Sid LeBlanc adolescents, without regard to a family’s ability to Superior Energy Services Mr. & Mrs. Stephen P. Schomaker, Sr. Ben Le Clercq pay,” said WST CEO and General Manager Ron Rosemarie Fowler Anne B. Feld Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Fuller who presented a check for $20,000 to the Bill Franke Mr. & Mrs. Frederic S. Le Clercq hospital. “WST was pleased to…support that Superior Energy Services Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Rene Fransen Mr. & Mrs. Kershaw Le Clercq vital mission.” Lacey Construction Company Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Team Chilly Pig of Mandeville won the Rene J. Fransen Landscape Architect Leiter Electric Lacey Construction Company Lacey Construction Company cook-off, which was delayed from October to Steve Freeman Bob Lemaire November by hurricanes Gustav and Ike. Superior Energy Services Superior Energy Services “We thank WST for its support. The hospital’s John Garret The Lemmond & Ennis Families Superior Energy Services Gene Pereira, Jr. mission can only be achieved through the generosity Kevin D. Gillentine Bob Lemoine of companies like WST and the general public,” Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Kathy Lemoine Mr. & Mrs. Fritz Gomila Maurine B. Liuzza said Roger Gorman, Children’s Hospital’s Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Shirley R. Campbell development director. Dr. & Mrs. Brad Gottsegen Jacquelyn D. DeLucca Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Joan S. Dileo Ryan Gradishar Donald A. Siegel Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas J. Tranchina Teddy Bear Circus Superior Energy Services Dr. & Mrs. Sam Logan Lena Graziano Dot Shushan Artist Ricky Lenart opened his Uptown home Joe Accardo Rita Luke to the public to see his collection of almost 9,100 Jacob Green Gene & Barbara Frisch Superior Energy Services Teddy bears this holiday season. Jesse Lyons The Greer-Chianelli Family Lenart began collecting the bears in Superior Energy Services Gene & Barbara Frisch Joel Guichard Mia Maness 1976 and puts them on display every Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Superior Energy Services Buddy Manuel holiday season. Every room of his Lance Guichard Superior Energy Services Superior Energy Services home has a theme – from Jungle Safari Mike & Nancy Marsiglia Mr. & Mrs. Theo Heller Ted & Suzanne Baer to Sherlock Holmes. This year, ticket Paul J. Leaman, Jr. Charles & Cammie Mayer sales from his Teddy Bear Circus Mrs. Neal D. Hobson Dot Shushan Paul J. Leaman, Jr. raised $3,300 for the hospital. Mr. & Mrs. Chris McClanahan Missy Howell Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Jean R. Landry Scott McDonald Henry, Aiden & Will Hull Superior Energy Services Leann Myers Charles Hurme Dan McKnight Maxine Pickett Memorial Walk of Superior Energy Services Superior Energy Services Dr. & Mrs. Douglas Mehaffie Hope & Healing Mr. & Mrs. E. Douglas Johnson, Jr. Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Lacey Construction Company On Saturday, October 4, more than 100 Mr. & Mrs. Jorn Muller-Grote Roseanne Lemoine Juneau Paul J. Leaman, Jr. people gathered at the Coushatta Country Club to Peggy Juneau Dr. Joseph M. Nadell participate in the Third Annual “Maxine Pickett Harvey Kelly Versa-Gard Superior Energy Services Walk of Hope and Healing.” Ms. Pickett lost her Mr. & Mrs. Henry Nehlig Pete Kelly battle with breast cancer in 2005, and each year, Gene & Barbara Frisch Superior Energy Services Scott & Cheryl Kirk Colette Newman her friends and family organize a fund-raising walk Dot Shushan Ted & Suzanne Baer Newell & Shawn Normand to help fund the battle against cancer. This year’s Hansen Koch Lacey Construction Company Dan & Claudette Craven walk raised $5,000 to benefit the hospital’s Cancer Mr. & Mrs. Marshall Oreck Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth C. Krawcheck Program. 21 Lacey Construction Company Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Leonard Parrish Josie Stanga Merrill Lynch Run for the Children Dot Shushan Mr. & Mrs. Edmond Parson Joe Accardo Carrol Suggs Relay Challenge Employees of Parson & Sanderson Dot Shushan Barney Paternostro Dr. & Mrs. Erik Sundell Superior Energy Services Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Eric Paterossi Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Tallerine Superior Energy Services Lacey Construction Company Katherine Forgy Peppiatt Taulli Triplets – Andrew, Julian & Peter Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Amy V. Allende Timothy W. Pettitt, M.D. Ester M. Bourgeois William Reid Aimee B. Gerrets Mr. & Mrs. Paul Peyronnin Joann M. Lawson Lacey Construction Company Jessica C. Lirette Sean McGavern Matt Quantz Beth A. Simno Superior Energy Services Mary Catherine Toso Dr. & Mrs. John V. Quinn David & Dana Bennett Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Tami Blanchard Larry Rainier Jeanne S. Burvant The Merrill Lynch Run for the Children Superior Energy Services Dr. & Mrs. W. Mark Cousins Ted Ralph Cassandra L. Dover-Hyer Relay Challenge raised more than $50,000 for the Superior Energy Services Mr. & Mrs. Andrew R. Lee hospital’s Cancer Program. Held in coordination Elizabeth Rareshide, M.D. Terry Lybrand McCormack Sheriff & Mrs. Newell Normand with the New Orleans Track Club’s Mardi Gras Lacey Construction Company Patricia Robbins Linda Ray Marathon on Sunday, Feb. 1, four-person teams Lacey Construction Company Mr. & Mrs. Jean Robert Steven & Leticia Rueb ran a half-marathon relay, with each team member Mr. & Mrs. Michael Read Paulette M. Simoneaux Ted & Courtney Le Clercq running three to four miles. As part of the Challenge, Marie Tufts Mr. & Mrs. Edmund E. Redd Catherine Varino teams and individuals were asked to raise money for Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Mr. & Mrs. James B. Whitlow the hospital’s Cancer Program. The Merrill Lynch Keith Revels C.T. Traina Superior Energy Services Lacey Construction Company “Marsh Rats” team of Karen Lagasse, Caroline Ty Rivet Tim Trapolin Sobolewski, Julie Fernandez, and R.K. Hoddinott Superior Energy Services Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Mr. & Mrs. Steven Romig Alex Trostorff raised more than $16,000 for the hospital’s Cancer Lacey Construction Company Lacey Construction Company Program. Each team member received a $200 gift Mark Rosa Marcel Tullier Academy of the Sacred Heart Fathers’ Club Superior Energy Services certificate to Clancy’s Restaurant. Ms. Lagasse was Rhett Ross Alice R. Vales the individual fund raising champion and received a Alexis O’Dwyer Navarro Paul J. Leaman, Jr. three night stay in San Francisco with airfare for John Russell Mike Vercher Superior Energy Services Superior Energy Services two included. Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Saia Don Verret Lacey Construction Company Superior Energy Services Mrs. Vernon Saint John Vice Womack Machine Supply TV Raffle Paul J. Leaman, Jr. Barry Salsbury Superior Energy Services Mr. & Mrs. George G. Villere Superior Energy Services Our friends at Womack Machine Supply Company Claiborne & Jeanie Perrilliat Marie R. Scallan Maria T. Vives, M.D. hosted a raffle of a 42” LCD/Full HD Phillips Paul J. Leaman, Jr. Sarah Gerber television to benefit the hospital with the winning Lester Scheinuk Mr. & Mrs. Colin Walker Adelaide Levin Glinky ticket drawn January 15 – just in time for the Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Stacy Seicshnaydre Mr. & Mrs. Fischer Walter Super Bowl broadcast. Womack Regional Sales Lacey Construction Company Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Bill Shedd Manager Bob White was on hand along with Juanita Jolie M. LeBlanc Mr. & Mrs. Brad Weaver Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Chambers, Stephanie Freeman, Brian O’Reilly and Sarah Smart The Webb Family Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Hank Marchal from the Womack offices in Harvey. Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Paula Smill Conner Phillip Wegmann Michelle Abraham of Memphis was the lucky winner. Ronald D. King, II Girard Golden Age Club Thanks to the tireless efforts of all the employees Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Smith Barth & Martha Weinberg Brenda Fenner of Womack Machine Supply $5,200 was raised in Ted & Suzanne Baer Helen R. Smith Jerry Wetzel support of the hospital. Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Superior Energy Services Joshua Tyson Smith Mr. & Mrs. Rich White Peggy Juneau Lacey Construction Company Scott Smith Margie Wild Superior Energy Services Dan & Claudette Craven Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Sontheimer Mr. & Mrs. Lenny Wormser Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Ted & Courtney Le Clercq Eric Springman 22 Superior Energy Services patient inspirations DOLL SCARF Crocheted yarn Lexie Hayles, 11 n canvas Acrylic o ynn, 15 L S FOR MO M Timothy FLOWER POCKET BOOK Acrylic on wood Destiny Williams, 13 BLUE DOLL Fabric & cotton stuffing PINK DOLL Fabric & cotton stuffing TABLES & PICTURE FRAME Wood & acrylic paint Brooke Gray, 9 Jennifer Rosario, 7 Lexie Hayles, 11 23 NON-PROFIT ORG. US POSTAGE PAID NEW ORLEANS LA PERMIT NO. 285 200 Henry Clay Ave. New Orleans, LA 70118 CHANGE SERVICE REQUESTED If your name or address as it appears on the mailing label is incorrect, please write us, enclosing the old mailing label and the revised information. 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