EUNICE, La. (AP) — A hospital in Louisiana’s largest system is giving Louisiana State University at Eunice $698,000 to expand allied health programs.
Ochsner Lafayette General says it wants to boost the nursing and surgical technology programs at the college, news agencies report.
In the operating room, time is of the essence. From scrubbing in to arranging medical instruments, surgical technicians are the first ones in a room setting up materials before an operation.
Since 2007, the surgical technology program at Lone Star College-Tomball has given students practical experience to work in operating rooms before graduating, said program director Diane Montagna.