Dana Bellefontaine, Infection Preventionist and Employee Health Coordinator, was named Lane Regional Medical Center’s 2020 MVP of the Year. She was recognized for her dedication and tireless efforts during the Covid-19 infection control response at the hospital and clinics.
Dana has worked at Lane for more than 31 years. She received a Bachelor of Science in medical technology from Louisiana Tech, as well as a Bachelor of Secondary Science in education from LSU.
Dana began her career at Lane as a general medical technologist in the Lab, then moved into microbiology as the lead technologist. After 19 years, she moved into the Quality Resources department in her current role. She is certified in MT, CLSC, and CIC.
“It is such an honor to be recognized as MVP of the Year,” says Dana. “It was so unexpected, especially considering the talents of all the other nominees. I couldn’t do my job without help from my Lane family, especially during this past year as we navigated through COVID and the impact it had on us as individuals and on the hospital overall. I love my job, I love my co-workers, and I love Lane. Working in a smaller hospital and knowing everyone you work with makes it feel like home away from home.”
Dana and her husband Billy live in Baton Rouge and have three children, Danielle, William, and Blake, along with two grandson’s, Fitz and Townes. When not working, Dana enjoys horseback riding, running, tennis, golf, water skiing and snow skiing, reading, and LSU sports.
Pictured L-R are Lane’s 2020 MVP of the Year nominees: Natasha Barnes, Kobi Lafleur, Beverly Ball, Dana Bellefontaine, Miriam Everett, Brian Barron, and Portland Coleman. Not pictured: Trynette Ambeau