It's A New Year...And Better Than Ever!
2021 - 2022 Membership Affiliation
LA HOSA Future Nurses Camp - A Great Success!
This summer, LA HOSA held its first Future Nurses Camp in partnership with LSU-Alexandria (LSUA). Students participated in a full week of learning nursing skills, along with leadership, professionalism, and different specialties in nursing. By the end of the week, the students were certain of the path for their future. These students are much better prepared to enter nursing school!
A big Thank You to LSUA and the staff, along with the many others who shared with the students to help them have a better understanding of the field of nursing.
Be on the look-out next summer for an LA HOSA Camp near you! New Orleans area will have a Future Nurses Camp and a Future Docs Camp! Applications will be sent to the chapter advisors in the Spring.
Please scroll through the photos below!
Please Congratulate This Year's Honorees
Each year we find that our chapters are working with health professionals or health organizations who teach and mentor the students. We are very appreciative of the time they spend and the expertise they share.
Before our State Leadership Conference, the HOSA Staff, the Executive Council, and selected Board members accept nominations and vote on the Louisiana HOSA Health Organization and Health Professional of the year.
Louisiana Health Organization of the Year
Louisiana Health Professional of the Year
Benita works endlessly representing Be The Match to find and register donors, and has taught our HOSA members by attending at least one LA conference each year, for many years.
Transplanting bone marrow,
Transplanting stem cells,
Teaching and mentoring our future health professionals
to save lives!
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Keep learning about
Ben Franklin High School HOSA went virtual during
Pope John Paul II High School
Louisiana's Second Chapter
to become a
Ben Franklin High School
These Chapters have earned the unique distinction of becoming a “Guardian Chapter” – guarding Louisiana HOSA’s commitment to our core values of Learning, Leadership, Service, and Innovation while striving to make sure that our organization continues into the future shining brighter than ever before!
The “Guardian Chapter” designation is granted to local chapters who meet or exceed their membership numbers from the 2019 – 2020 academic year
Will your chapter earn it this year?
Congratulations LA HOSA Students!
HOSA Scholarships Awarded:
LA HOSA Shirley Solis Memorial Scholarship
Bernadette Staten Memorial Scholarship
Time to get those HOSA Cup
Points turned in!!
Anatomy & Physiology Tournament
Prizes Awarded: 1st Place - each team member gets an iPad
2nd Place - each team member gets a plaque
3rd Place - each team member gets a certificate
Was A BLAST!
ULM Rad Tech 1
ULM Allied Health 1
ULM Allied Health 2
Big Success for the High Schools!
High School Division
Buckeye High School
Buckeye High School
St. Paul's High School
Anatomage makes the most fully segmented 3D Virtual Dissection Table on the market, focusing their energy on the education of future health and science professionals.
HOSA Week: November 7-13, 2021
If your chapter prefers to celebrate HOSA week during another week that is in better alignment with other school activities, that is great! The importance of HOSA week is the recognition of others.
HOSA has designated one week annually to encourage its members to give back
to their communities through activities, presentations, and recognition and to
give thanks to the value, accomplishments and achievements of all who have
made the health profession a better place to work.
HOSA week activities are designed to provide school or community service,
promote opportunities and show appreciation to the health community.
For HOSA Week ideas, Click here!
New National Service Project
You + Be The Match = A
Be The Match is thrilled to partner with HOSA-Future Health Professionals and dedicated members like you! Each month, you will receive a “Be The Match life-saving mission” that will have fundraising and recruitment tips and updates about the program and prizes!
MISSION #1: Start by learning all about Be The Match, so you are 100% prepared for future missions!
You will quickly learn there are several ways to work with Be The Match – fundraising:
Be The Match.recruiting people to join the Be The Match Registry®;
using the materials to educate others through the competitive events program (Health Education, etc.);
and much more! Each mission will help you better understand your involvement with Be The Match.
MISSION #2: Launch your Fundraising Page. It’s easy and only takes a couple minutes. (Under 18? Make sure your parent or guardian is nearby to provide consent.)
Once you completed your first mission (learning about all things Be The Match) then you are ready to start your next mission!
1. Go to BeTheMatch.org/HOSAFundraising
2. Choose “Start a page” and enter your initial information.
3. Select your chapter fundraising page and charter number. If your chapter page isn’t set up yet, no problem! Remind your HOSA advisor to start your chapter page and then start your individual page in the meantime. (We can add you to the chapter page and include your charter number later.)
4. Customize your fundraising page, then connect it to your social media.
5. Spread the word and share your page! Invite your friends and family to visit your page and make a contribution.
6. Once you are registered, you will have access to more tips and tools to help you get started.
5 friends x $20 = $100
Every $100 = 1 potential donor to the Be The Match Registry
YOU are helping to grow the registry, provide grants to patient families, and fund research to make transplants safer and more available to all patients.
Let’s start saving lives—together!
Questions? Contact HOSA@nmdp.org for help setting up your page and getting started.
SNEAK PEEK: Your third mission is to start recruiting people to join the Be The Match Registry. But wait for details before getting started so you and your chapter get points for each person you add.
Next Mission and Resources Reveal: Visit BeTheMatch.org/HOSA to be in the know!
YOU have the power to save lives.
Assumption HOSA is Busy!
Assumption HOSA gets a lesson in "Medical Leadership."
Assumption HOSA is learning to take "vitals."
New Chapter Celebrates HOSA Week
Louisiana's newest HOSA Chapter at Ben Franklin High School has been busy! They kicked off the week with the NOLA American Heart Association Heart Walk. Then, made appreciation letters for the school nurse during one of their meetings. Also, they had a school-wide fundraiser for diabetes and donated the money to a non-profit organization dedicated to diabetes research called Beyond Type 1.
Great job, Ben Franklin HOSA!
Belle Chasse High Chapter Helps Fire Department Raise Money at Craft Fair
Assumption High Plays
The "Pink Game!"
Assumption HS HOSA members prepared for their annual pink game. "With our pink game we sell raffle tickets for raffle ideas & pink game shirts. All the money we collect is donated to Thibodaux Regional."
Belle Chasse Chapter invited physical therapists to talk about their career and teach what they do.
Belle Chasse HOSA volunteered their time bagging oysters to rebuild the reef and land in Plaquemines Parish, creating healthier and thriving shores.
Fall Forum - Region 1 Over 140 members showed their excitement during the day at the University of Louisiana at Monroe in the College of Pharmacy. Members heard from teachers, state officers, and health professionals who talked about Being a Pharmacist, a Physical Therapist, and other Allied Health fields. Other highlights were the mock competitions! Lots of fun and learning!
Fall Forum - Region 2 This was an awesome day for over 140 members attending the Fall Forum at the National EMS Academy in Lafayette! Highlights included learning more about HOSA from state officers, then hearing about Kinesiology, Audiology and Speech Pathology, becoming a paramedic or EMT, and the exciting tour of the facility! Students also participated in mock competitions!
Fall Forum - Region 3 What a great day! With over 340 in attendance, everyone learned about how to run their chapter, worked on a Program of Work, and heard workshop speakers talk about Health Information Management, Forensic Science, Public Health SHIP program, Addictive Behavior Program, and participated in mock competitions. The best was watching the brave teachers participate in the What Not To Wear portion of the "What Not To Wear" fashion show! (be sure to ask President-elect Macye to do her Bones Rap)
It's A Great Day To Save Lives!
Belle Chasse HOSA members begin learning CPR
Are You an Innovator?
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What can you invent? Consider competing in Medical Innovation.
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Lafayette HOSA fundraises for Conference with
"Bead Your Krewe!"
For a few weeks prior to Mardi Gras, Lafayette HOSA students pre-sold labels to be put on beads with Mardi Gras print on them saying who they are for and who they are from. then this week they delivered them while playing Mardi Gras music!
Anyone who received beads were allowed to wear them all day!
Ouch! For a Good Cause...
Belle Chasse HOSA partnered with Ochsner Blood Bank & hosted a blood drive in memory of a former teacher Mr. Frank Burke. They had over 50 donors! Saving 150 Lives!
Haynes Academy has an awesome
River Oaks School in Monroe had a great visit with Air Evac Lifeteam and learning about
what they do.
Students wrote thank you notes to the School Nurse and School Athletic Trainer.
On Tech Tuesday members did a knee jerk reflex test on any students passing by, and data was collected.
For Tourniquet Thursday, a table was set up to teach students passing by about how to stop bleeding.
A speaker from Ochsner Medical Center spoke to members about Allied Health professions.
On Fact Friday, Medical related trivia questions were announced, and prizes given.
Belle Chasse Chapter has Great Learning Experiences!
Can you think of a great way to learn about pneumothorax, air embolisms, the bends, and much much more?? LEARN TO SCUBA DIVE!
Belle Chasse Chapter
Midland High Chapter Donates to
Welcome House Shelter
After holding a schoolwide collection for items for the shelter, HOSA members delivered the items to the shelter.
Visit to LSU Medical School