Children's Hospital Heart Surgeon Caspi Receives Honor

Children’s Bureau Hero Award winners (L-R) Dr. Joseph Caspi, Children’s Hospital Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Judge Madeline Landrieu, accepting for former Senator Mary Landrieu, Allison Toussaint, the sister of Allen Toussaint (honored posthumously), Dr. Beverly Wright (honoree)

NEW ORLEANS – Children’s Hospital cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Joseph Caspi was one of four locals honored Friday, October 7, 2016, at the 3rd Annual Children's Hero Awards. The Children's Bureau of New Orleans honors individuals who have shown an exemplary commitment to improving the quality of life for children in Greater New Orleans.

         Paulette Carter, CEO of Children’s Bureau of New Orleans said that the award is to “honor citizens that have done remarkable things for children and have been proactive in making the community a better place for us all. Dr. Caspi is definitely deserving of this honor.”

         Caspi is director of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at Children’s Hospital. He is also Professor of Surgery, Section of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans.

         The 2016 Children’s Bureau Heroes are:


• Dr. Joseph Caspi, Children's Hospital

• Mary Landrieu, Former Louisiana State Senator

• Allen Toussaint (posthumously), Musician and Songwriter

• Dr. Beverly Wright, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice


         Children’s Hospital is a 247-bed, not-for-profit medical center offering the most advanced pediatric care for children from birth to 21 years. With over 40 pediatric specialties and nearly 400 physicians, it is the only full-service hospital exclusively for children in Louisiana and the Gulf South.

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