St. Elizabeth hospital breaks ground on new Dutchtown medical plaza

Wade McIntyre

GEISMAR - Participating in the groundbreaking for the St. Elizabeth Medical Plaza Dutchtown clinic Thursday were, from left, the Rev. Eric Guyan, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church to bless the event; Lynn Bradley, architect, Bradley Blewster & Associates; Dr. John Knapp, St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical chief of staff; Hickley Waguespack, chairman, St. Elizabeth Hospital Board of Directors; Dr. Diane Kirby, St. Elizabeth Physicians; Sister Barbara Arceneaux, Provincial, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady; Dee LeJeune, president and CEO, St. Elizabeth Hospital; Cedric Grant, chief administrative officer, Parish of Ascension; Parish Councilman Pat Bell; Dwayne Honore’, D. Honore’ Construction; and John Finan, CEO, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System.

The new clinic is to be built on Hwy. 73 across from the Cottage Inn.