Kelly Bou, R.N. Honored as a "Great 100" Nurse


LaPlace, Louisiana – River Parishes Hospital is proud to announce that Kelly Bou, a Registered Nurse in the Recovery Room has been selected as a “Great 100” Nurse this year by the Great 100 Nurse Foundation.

Kelly has been a nurse at RPH for seven years. She is an active member of both the Louisiana Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (LAPAN) and the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN), which supports her pursuit of continuous learning. Kelly recently assisted in reviewing and revising the hospital’s recovery process policies and procedures to ensure the utilization of the most up-to-date standards of care. Annually, she is responsible for sharing her expertise throughout the hospital in coordinating inservices on malignant hyperthermia, pediatric code readiness and the treatment of atrial fibrillation.

Judy Bauer, Director of Surgical Services, says, “Kelly’s most significant contribution to the nursing profession is her level of knowledge in the immediate post-operative care of the surgical patient.”

The “Great 100” Nurses recognition program was conceived in 1986. The event honors 100 exemplary based on their concern for humanity and their contribution the community and to the nursing profession.  As a recipient of the “Great 100” award, Kelly was recognized at the 26th annual Great 100 Nurses Celebration that was held Wednesday, October 24 at the Pontchartrain Center. 

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