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Mar 12, 2010
Governor Bobby Jindal Announces the Appointment of Robert Ballantyne to the Advisory Committee on Perfusion

BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Robert Ballantyne to the Advisory Committee on Perfusion.

The Advisory Committee on Perfusion serves to regulate the practice of perfusion by establishing requirements for licensed perfusionists.

According to statute, the committee is comprised of seven gubernatorial appointments, subject to senate confirmation. Four licensed perfusionists are selected from nominations submitted by the Louisiana Perfusion Society and two physicians specializing in cardiothoracic surgery are selected from nominations submitted by the Louisiana Society of Thoracic Surgeons. The remaining member must represent a hospital with an active open heart surgery program and is selected from nominations submitted by the Louisiana Hospital Association and the Metropolitan Hospital Council of New Orleans.

Robert Ballantyne, of Mandeville, is the director of extracorporeal technology at Ochsner Medical Center.  Ballantyne was nominated by the Louisiana Hospital Association and the Metropolitan Hospital Council of New Orleans to represent a hospital with an active open heart surgery program, as required by statute.

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