Local physician returns home -- Cefalu joins Teche Regional Medical Center’s medical staff
William Cefalu Jr., M.D., an internal medicine physician, joins the Teche Regional Medical Center medical staff announced Butch Frazier, chief executive officer.
“We are pleased that we were able to provide an opportunity to Dr. Cefalu to practice medicine in his hometown,” Frazier said. “With the addition of Dr. Cefalu, we will be able to expand our existing internal medicine services, keeping people at home for their health care needs.”
Cefalu is a native of Morgan City and graduate of Central Catholic High School.
He earned his doctor of medicine degree from the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his internal medicine residency at Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge.
Cefalu is looking forward to returning home to Morgan City and working with the medical staff at Teche Regional Medical Center to provide primary care to the people in this community, a news release from Teche Regional stated.
“My lifelong dream has always been to return home and provide our community with both competent and compassionate care,” Cefalu said. “This would not have been possible without the support of my family and the countless members of this community. I look forward to many years of providing the dignified health care that our people deserve.”
Cefalu will join the practice of Dr. Eric Melancon with the Tiger Island Medical Clinic located at 1151 Marguerite St., Suite 200-A in the Teche Regional Medical Center Medical Office Building. His office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. He is accepting new patients by appointment by calling 985-384-7228.
The Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund, a fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana, is accepting grant proposals that foster or extend the growth of the French language in public discourse, the arts or education.
There are two $325 grants available to fund classroom projects, research, cultural activities and media projects that use spoken French in the community. Grants will be awarded based upon the quality of the proposals and their adherence to the fund’s mission which is to grow the use of spoken Cajun and Creole.
Applications can be downloaded on CFA’s website under the Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is Aug. 15.
The Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund was established in memory of the late Richard Guidry, who was an author, educator and state supervisor of foreign languages.
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Community Foundation of Acadiana is south Louisiana’s premier philanthropic organization benefiting our region, with a particular focus on the parishes of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Mary, St. Martin and Vermilion. FA’s core purpose is to connect all generous people to the causes they care about. Learn more at www.cfacadiana.org.