July 30, 2018
Dr. William Lunn, president and CEO of Tulane Health System, has been reappointed to the Louisiana Emergency Response Network’s governing board. There, he will join Dr. Paul Gladden, Tulane’s chief of orthopaedic trauma surgery, who received his initial appointment to the board.
The Louisiana Emergency Response Network (LERN) is an agency of state government created by the Louisiana Legislature in 2004 that is charged with the responsibility of developing and maintaining a statewide system of care coordination for patients suddenly stricken by serious traumatic injury or time-sensitive illness (such as heart attack and stroke). It is a system also designated to serve as a vital healthcare resource in the face of larger scale emergencies and natural disasters.
The LERN board serves to develop, implement and support a statewide network of emergency response entities to provide access to care in an efficient and coordinated manner. According to statute, the LERN board is comprised of 28-members, including two members from the Louisiana House of Representatives and two members from the Louisiana Senate. The remaining 24 members are gubernatorial appointments.
Dr. Lunn was nominated by and will serve as the representative of Tulane Health System. Dr. Gladden was nominated by and will serve as representative of the Louisiana Medical Society.