NCCJ Will Honor Cooper Road Clinic
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Carrying out work which won them the Distinguished Merit Citation from the National Conference of Christians and Jews, Inc., are Dr. Allen J. Her-bert and- Dr. Ralph W. Baucum, codirectors of the Cooper Road Medical Clinic. The citation will be presented to the clinic Feb. 21. (Photo by Billy Upshaw) ca 1972 NCCJ Will Honor Cooper Road Clinic The Cooper Road Medical Clinic will be honored with the Distinguished Merit Citation given by the National Conference of Christians and Jews, Inc., at the eighth annual Citation Dinner Thursday, Feb. 21 in the Civic Center. The clinic and its staff of volunteer physicians are being honored "for innovative service to . the citizens of Caddo Parish." Robert G. Pugh, chairman of Brotherhood Week, and the NCCJ executive committee, made the announcement. The clinic was started March 15, 1971, under the direction of Dr. Allen J. Herbert, who at the (inie was a pediatwes resident at Confederate Memorial Medical Center, and is now in family practice with the Green Clinic in Dubach. In the spring of 1972. Dr. Ralph W. Baucum Jr., a member of the staff of Confederate and associate professor of pediatrics at the LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport, was named codirector of the clinic. The clinic was stalled to serve an area north of Shreveport with a population of 17,000. Seventy • three per cent of the people in the area have an income beSjw poverty scale. Many residents found when transportation was available it was too costly and would put off seeing about small ailments until they became serious. The clinic was established to provide high quality medical care on a continuing basis to low income patients using volunteer physicians, nurses and other paramedical personnel. Herbert said about the work, "Sometimes give your services for nothing, calling to mind a previous benefactor or present satisfaction. And if there be an opportunity of serving one who is a strang-er in financial straits, give full assistance to such. For where there is love of man, there is also love of the art." Baucum said that although it would be impossible to acknowledge all those people who give of their time to the clinic, he wanted to mention other LSU faculty members that frequently volunteered their services. These include, he said, Dr. Joseph A. Little, head of the Department of Pediatrics; Dr. Sue R. Chambers, Dr. John Dixon, Dr. Randy Eichner, Dr. Ronald George and Dr. Joseph Paine. Physicians in private practice who volunteered were Dr. A. A. Bullock Jr., Dr. Joseph Sarpy, Dr. Melvin Johnson and Dr. Joseph R i a n c a, while dentists parlicipting were Dr. C. M. Lester, and Dr. .Max Thornton. Herbert, a native of Rust on." is a graduate of LSU Medical School in New Orleans and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass. He did postgraduate work in pediatrics at Confederate. He is clinical assistant professor of preventive medicine and public health and a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics with the LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport. Baucum, a native of Shreveport, WHS educated at, LSI! School of Medicine in New Orleans, and did p o s t g r a d u a t e w or k i n pediatrics and cardiology at Charity Hospital, New Orleans. He has been on the staff at Confederate since 1%7.
|Title||NCCJ Will Honor Cooper Road Clinic|
Cooper Road Medical Clinic (Confederate Memorial Medical Center – Shreveport, La.)
National Conference of Christians and Jews
Herbert, Allen J.
Baucum, Ralph W.
|Notes||Photo of Dr. Allen J. Herbert and Dr. Ralph W. Baucum|
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|Source||Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport Medical Library (http://lib.sh.lsuhsc.edu)|
|Coverage-Spatial||Shreveport (Caddo, La.)|
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