HOUMA– Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) is proud to announce that David Theriot, nurse practitioner, and Jacque Blanchard, catheterization laboratory director, have been named 2017 Healthcare Heroes by New Orleans CityBusiness, placing them among the top 50 medical professionals in the Greater New Orleans area.
David Theriot is the team leader of the nurse practitioners at Cardiovascular Institute of the South in Houma, and Blanchard serves as the catheterization laboratory director for CIS at Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma.
Theriot goes above and beyond the definition of a nurse. He has been instrumental in developing new roles and services provided by nurse practitioners such as night call, emergency department coverage, physiologic stress testing and clinical research. During his nursing career over the past 27 years, he has demonstrated both expert care and compassion. He truly has a heart for service and remains focused on putting patients first.
“David has been a cardiovascular NP with our practice long before most practices saw the benefit of physician extenders,” said Dr. Peter Fail, CIS Interventional Cardiologist, Co-Director of the Structural Heart Program, and previous HealthCare Hero. “David's care for our patients is frequently commented upon in an excellent light.”
Jacque Blanchard’s impact on cardiac catheterization patients in Houma, Louisiana has gone beyond expectations in improving patient outcomes, quality and efficiency. With more than 25 years of experience working in the cardiac cath lab, Blanchard has demonstrated excellence and knowledge in both clinical practice and management. He was also instrumental in the development and construction of the new hybrid operating room at Terrebonne General Medical Center which offers minimally-invasive procedure options, resulting in better outcomes and faster recovery times for patients.
“Jacque is extremely efficient and trustworthy,” said Dr. Vinod Nair, CIS Interventional Cardiologist, Objective Medical Systems President, and previous HealthCare Hero as well. “He has a wide breadth of interventional cardiology skills, and he is great to work with.”
Since 2007, New Orleans CityBusiness has been nominating industry standouts as Healthcare Heroes. This recognition is given annually to 50 healthcare professionals in the greater New Orleans area who have achieved medical success, made contributions to the community, and had a significant impact on the local healthcare industry. Theriot and Blanchard will be honored at a reception on Monday, May 22 at The New Orleans Museum of Art.