Once to Watch: Healthcare

Our “Ones to Watch” candidates are chosen from the submissions made to our “Around Town” section for new hires, promotions and awards. To submit the latest news about your business, contact Market Research Director Duncan Brown at 293-9203 or duncan.brown@nopg.com.

Adelle Bergman
administrator
Belleville Assisted Living

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Adelle Bergman joined St. Margaret’s and St. Luke’s family of senior care facilities in 2007. In 2013, she was promoted to administrator at Belleville Assisted Living Community in Algiers where she is responsible for activities and services for 53 assisted living apartments. Bergman previously served as admissions director, social services designee and assistant administrator at St. Margaret’s Daughters Home.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Westminster College and is a licensed nursing home administrator. She serves on the leadership team for Crescent City Café.

Dr. Mary Lupo
dermatologist
Lupo Center for Aesthetic & General Dermatology

Dr. Mary Lupo has more than 30 years experience in the field of non-surgical skin rejuvenation. In addition to owning her own practice, she is a clinical professor of dermatology at Tulane University School of Medicine and director of Tulane’s Resident Cosmetic Clinic.

Lupo has also mentored residents through the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Preceptor Program and the Cosmetic Bootcamp University. The Women’s Dermatologic Society recently named her Mentor of the Year.

Lupo received her bachelor’s degree, medical doctorate and completed her residency at Tulane University.

Lacylynn McGehee
program coordinator
St. Tammany Parish Hospital

Lacylynn McGehee joined St. Tammany Parish Hospital in 2006 and was recently promoted to program coordinator for STPH in order to earn the Pathway to Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is responsible for compiling information on the hospital, preforming analysis for improvement, writing the application document and engaging staff.

McGehee earned her registered nursing degree from Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Dr. Patricia Molina
professor/head of physiology 
LSU Health Sciences Center

Dr. Patricia Molina is head of physiology and director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center at LSU Health Sciences Center. She currently serves as chair of the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse and councilor of the American Physiological Society, which recently named her president-elect.

Her research focuses on the impact of alcohol and drug abuse on the cardiovascular, metabolic and immune consequences of acute traumatic injury and hemorrhagic shock.

Molina received her medical degree from the Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala and her doctorate of physiology from LSU.

Dr. Sunil Purohit
urologist
Purohit Urology

Dr. Sunil Purohit was the first North Shore physician to use “firefly” fluorescent imaging in conjunction with the da Vinci surgery system. Firefly imaging uses a special dye injected into the patient’s body that reacts with a protein in the blood to make vascular tissue appear fluorescent green during surgery.

He used the technology in the removal of a tumor at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in December.

Purohit earned his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and his medical degree from Louisiana State University. He completed his urology residency at Tulane Medical Center. Purohit is a member of the American Urological Association and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Myra Varnado
chief nursing officer
Wound Care Specialists

Myra Varnado joined Wound Care Specialists as the chief nursing officer in September 2013 after working 17 years in the Louisiana State University Health System. She is the clinical leader for more than 90 outpatient centers in 14 states and has published numerous articles on evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

Myra attended Virginia Tech and St John’s College. She completed he
r post-graduate education at Emory University.
Article written by Duncan Brown.  Article sourced from City Business