Acadian Medical Center

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The family of the late Jean McManus were special guest at a milestone books given for Dolly Parton Imagination Library ceremony at the Acadian Medical Center. From left are Jimmie Francois, Brittany Aguillard, Brenda Francois, Dana Duvall, Tracy Duvall, Mary Johnson, Keith Johnson, Donna Baltakis, Ginger LeCompte and CEO of Acadian Medical Kevin Frank.

Acadian Medical, United Way mark milestone for Imagination Library

Ten years ago, Acadian Medical Center, partnered with St. Landry-Evangeline United Way to distribute Dolly Parton Imagination Library enrollment forms in the hospital’s maternity ward and waiting areas.
The effort helped establish the state’s first Dolly Parton Imagination Library provide books and information to parents of newborns.
After a decade, St. Landry-Evangeline United Way, as the Imagination Library affiliate for St. Landry and Evangeline parishes, has provided over 100,000 free and age-appropriate books to about 3,000 local children.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, in 2009 presented $20,000 and their Angel Award to the late Jean McManus,left, of Eunice, whose dedication and efforts to bring the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to the children of Eunice inspired many others to support the program. At right is former first lady Supriya Jindal.

Hospital, United Way to celebrate library

Ten years ago, Acadian Medical Center, partnered with St. Landry-Evangeline United Way to distribute Dolly Parton Imagination Library enrollment forms in the hospital’s maternity ward and waiting areas.
The effort helped establish the state’s first Dolly Parton Imagination Library provide books and information to parents of newborns.
After a decade, St. Landry-Evangeline United Way, as the Imagination Library affiliate for St. Landry and Evangeline parishes, has provided over 100,000 free and age-appropriate books to about 3,000 local children.

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The first baby born at Acadian Medical Center in 2019 was Owen Dean Christ. He is shown with his parents, Logan and Kristie Christ at the hospital on Thursday. (Photo by Myra Miller)

Acadian Medical Center announces year’s first baby

Owen Dean Christ is the first baby of the new year born at Acadian Medical Center in Eunice.
Owen was born at 6:32 p.m. Jan. 1 and weighed 6 pounds and 14 ounces and measured 19 3/4 inches long.
His parents, Logan and Kristie Christ, are from Mamou. Maternal grandparents are Junice Fontenot of Mamou and Jody and Kim Soileau of Mamou. Paternal grandparents are Scotty and Roxy Christ of Mamou.
Owen does have an older sister Lyla Rose Christ, 3, who according to her mother cannot wait to meet her brother.

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March of Dimes recognizes Acadian Medical Center

Acadian Medical Center, a campus of Mercy Regional Medical Center, has been recognized by the March of Dimes for its work to give babies a healthier start in life.
Acadian earned the recognition after successfully reducing the number of elective inductions and cesarean deliveries performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy to less than 1 percent. This is a tremendous accomplishment, and one that will give more babies the right start in life, the March of Dimes says.

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Jewel Ann Rogers is the 2018 first baby of the year born at Acadian Medical Center in Eunice. Jewel was born at 7:34 a.m. Tuesday and weighed 7 pounds and measuring 20 inches in length. She is the daughter of Jermil and Jasmine Rogers of Rayne. Jewel was also named Rayne’s first baby of the year for 2018. Jasmine’s due date was Jan. 6, however, baby Jewel made her appearance earlier. “We were completely surprised. I was hoping I would deliver her earlier than Jan. 6,” said Jasmine. Jasmine’s OB/GYN physician is Dr. Kayla Fontenot and baby Jewel’s doctor is Dr. Marin Dawson-Caswell, a pediatrician in Rayne. Jasmine is the couple’s first born, and she was delivered by C-section. The Rogers have been married for five years. Grandparents of Jewel are Harriet Rogers of Rayne, Joseph Rogers of Crowley, Veronica White of Rayne and Paul Francis of Rayne. The Rogers family was gifted with complimentary gifts of baby items, including: diapers, formula, baby wipes, a baby cap, baby wash, a gift card, and much more from Acadian Medical Center. (Photo by Myra Miller)

First baby at Acadian Medical Center

Jewel Ann Rogers is the 2018 first baby of the year born at Acadian Medical Center in Eunice.

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