Teri Fontenot has received the Health Hero Award from the Louisiana Department of Health. The award, given by Dr. Rebekah Gee, secretary of the Department of Health, recognizes individuals for their commitment to improving the health of Louisiana’s residents.

“We recognize Teri for dedicating her career to serving others. Her stewardship over the remarkable expansion of the nation’s only independent, nonprofit women’s hospital over the past 23 years has been a tremendous asset to our state,” said Gee. 

Fontenot served as the Chief Executive Officer at Women’s Hospital in Baton Rouge for 23 years until her recent retirement. 

“Teri’s passion for women’s health has left an indelible mark on Louisiana, and the health of our residents will benefit for many years to come,” Gee said.