Former Jonesboro resident Dana (Wink) Bellefontaine has been named Lane Regional Medical Center 2020 Most Valuable Player of the Year. The JHHS and Louisiana Tech graduate is the Infection Control Person at the Zachary, LA based hospital. Now residing in Baton Rouge, the mother of three (and a son-in-law) is married to Billy Bellefontaine, also a former Jonesboro resident and JHHS graduate.
“It was such an honor to be recognized as Lane’s Employee of the Year. It was so unexpected considering the talents of all the nominees. I couldn’t do the job I do without the help of all the Lane family. A special thanks to my co-workers in Quality Resources for always having my back and being there for me as we navigated a year of Covid.”
Her MVP nomination stated: As the infection control person at Lane, Dana has been involved in all aspects of the Covid-19 infection control response at the hospital and clinics. Behind the scenes, Dana was making daily phone calls to our patients to discuss their Covid-19 test results, as well as calling all post-op patients to identify if patients had developed signs and symptoms of Covid-19. She ensured all of our staff had the most up-to-date information on how to safely navigate a new and unknown virus. She is responsible for reporting all infection statistics to the appropriate agencies and was, and still is, always willing to help any department with questions and education as it relates to infection control practices. Throughout these past few—very stressful months—Dana, as always, had a smile on her face and a positive, helpful attitude each day. Dana is not only an essential part of our Lane team, but has done an outstanding job of ensuring the safety of our patients and staff during this health pandemic.