Our Lady of the Lake dedicates Willie F. Hawkins Community Center

December 2017


In November, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center celebrated the formal unveiling of the Willie F. Hawkins Community Center at the LSU Health Baton Rouge North Clinic on Airline Highway.

Hawkins was instrumental in helping LSU secure the land where the clinic now stands, a news release said, as well as serving the public through various state administrative positions, Louisiana Health Care Authority and other health care and nonprofit organizations. He served with the U.S. Army and with the Military Assistance Command in Vietnam and received the Ford Foundation Fellowship Award.

“For more than 42 years, Willie Hawkins served his community as a dedicated public servant and a champion for better health care, social services and higher education for all Louisiana residents,” said K. Scott Wester, president and CEO of Our Lady of the Lake. “The Willie F. Hawkins Community Center honors his lifelong commitment to community and will be a place for people to come together for health fairs, educational events and other group meetings.”


This story is adapted from an article by The Advocate. For the full article, please visit http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/communities/mid_city/article_b1f28506-d13d-11e7-b175-d7b3d572356b.html.