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UMC Foundation Names Broussard Physician of the Year, Leger Nurse of the Year Marceaux Receives President's Award

Dr. James Falterman, UMC Medical Director, (left) and Dr. Alan Broussard.

Lafayette -- The University Medical Center Foundation in Lafayette, La., has selected Dr. Alan Broussard as its Physician of the Year. The Foundation also selected Janet Leger, RN, Head Nurse of UMC's Medicine Unit, its Nurse of the Year. Maia Marceaux received this year's President's Award from Dr. Paul Azar, Jr., the UMC Foundation President.

"The Foundation's ongoing effort to recognize our staff is made easy with the high-quality professionals who serve our patients," said Larry Dorsey, UMC hospital administrator. "We hold Dr. Broussard's work in training new physicians in high regard. The breadth of Janet Leger's experience and service, ranging from nursing management to implementation of our electronic health record, has been invaluable, and Maia Marceaux's contributions coordinating our medical students from New Orleans are essential to maintaining our high standards."

Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at UMC, Dr. Broussard serves as the Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program.

Janet Leger

A native of Baldwin, La., and a graduate of Franklin Sr. High School, Dr. Broussard obtained a BS in Medical Technology from the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans in 1986. Prior to entering medical school in 1990, Dr. Broussard was employed as a medical technologist at UMC. He graduated from LSU Health Sciences Center School of Medicine New Orleans in 1994 and completed his family medicine training at UMC in 1997.

Dr. Broussard joined UMC in 2002 after fulfilling an obligation with the National Health Service Corps. A Diplomate of the American Academy of Family Physicians, he was recertified by the American Board of Family Practice in 2003.

A 26 year veteran of UMC, Janet Leger, RN, has served as head nurse in the UMC Medical/Surgical Unit for 22 years and is currently RN Supervisor of the General Medicine/Inpatient Hospice Unit. She is certified in hospice and palliative care and advanced cardiovascular life support. As the UMC Nurse Champion for the LSU Health Patient Electronic Information and Care Network, she represents UMC in the implementation of the LSU electronic health record across all ten LSU hospitals. She is a 1985 graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.

Maia Marceaux

As Rural Scholars Track Coordinator, Maia Marceaux coordinates the activities at UMC of the 50 medical students from the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans. She administers tests and schedules conferences and evaluations, ensuring that the program runs smoothly. Highly capable in dual roles, she is also Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean for Lafayette Affairs and Medical Director, attending to the daily activities of the office. Dedicated and tireless, she is always mindful of the role of UMC, working to promote its mission of healthcare and medical education.