Lake Charles Physicians Honored for Excellence in Care, Service to Community December 18, 2019

Lake Charles, Louisiana – The medical staff and Associates of CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana honored two physicians for their dedication to service and leadership in the Lake Charles health care community in 2019.

CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital recognized Michael Davis, M.D., with the 2019 Dr. John Greene Martin Compassionate Care Award. A partner of CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital, John Colligan, M.D., FACOG received the 2019 Benjamin W. Mount Compassionate Care Award.

These honors are bestowed annually to a current physician or physicians who exhibit important characteristics in their practice of medicine such as excellence in care, patient-centered kindness, leadership, stewardship and service. The voting, conducted by our internal teams and other physicians, is done by secret ballot.

Dr. Davis offers lifesaving care to patients in the Emergency Department of CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital. Dr. Davis earned bachelor and master’s degrees in physics from the University of New Orleans before completing his medical degree at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans before finishing his Family Medicine internship and residency at Martin Army Community Hospital at Ft. Benning, Georgia. He has been a part of the CHRISTUS Ochsner Southwestern Louisiana team since 2005. Dr. Davis is a proud veteran and member of the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He has been married to his wife Stephanie for more than 25 years and is the proud father of four children and one daughter-in-law. He enjoys softball, cooking and activities with this family.

Dr. Colligan is a decorated surgeon, board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. A local native, Dr. Colligan was born and raised in Hackberry, Louisiana. He attended Louisiana State University for his bachelor’s degree before completing medical school at LSU Medical School in New Orleans. Dr. Colligan performed his internship and extended OBGYN residency at Maricopa County General Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. After graduation, Dr. Colligan served two years of active duty in the U.S. Army, retiring with the rank of Major, before returning to Louisiana to open his clinic. He served the community for 30 years in private practice in Lake Charles before retiring from full-time practice in 2001.

“We are proud to recognize these physicians for their outstanding service in this community,” said Kevin Holland, CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana CEO. “This honor is a testament to the hard work, dedication and expertise of these physicians here in our facilities, as well as to the values that we consider to be crucial to providing faith-based, patient-centered care. Our medical staff, our nurses, our Associates and every member of our team give their all every day to ensure that our patients are cared for in an environment that prizes our core values of dignity, integrity, compassion, stewardship and excellence. I am glad to say that Dr. Davis and Dr. Colligan are tremendous partners in our efforts.”