Riverside CEO speaks to local services group

Published 3:30 am Saturday, November 2, 2019

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The Washington Parish Coalition on Human Services (WPCHS) held its October meeting at the ESM United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Pete Sullivan addressed the group. He is the CEO for Riverside Medical Hospital located in Franklinton. Riverside is a critical access hospital and serviced 15,000 patients in the Emergency Room this past year.

According to Sullivan, Riverside has made many advances during the past few years including relocating and remodeling its new wing, which includes a lab with updated services. Sullivan stated that Riverside is very community oriented and makes services available for those who are interested.

Some services that are provided include: Safe Sitter Program, Stop the Bleed classes, CPR classes, EKG’s for Athletes, and a Butterfly Release. Riverside Medical Center works closely with Our Lady of The Angels Hospital providing vital services for the citizens of Washington Parish, Sullivan said.

Reports were given, members made general announcements, and then Vice President Glory Davis adjourned the meeting.

Attendees of the October meeting included Rusty Fornea, Glory Davis, Taffy Morrison, Ginger Champagne, Stephanie Seals, Peter Sullivan, Ana Lopez, Sheila Seal, Larry Rolling, Selina Gilliland, Lauren Franklin, A.J. Sherrard, Sheri Eastridge, Alva Smith and Jeremy Weatherspoon.

The next scheduled meeting for WPCHS will be on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 9:30 a.m. at ESM United Methodist Church. The guest speaker will be State Rep. Malinda White.

Meetings are open to the public. For more information, call Rhonda Gunnell or Rusty Fornea at 985-735-0160.