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February 16, 2016

Three Paradigm Health System professionals named 2016 Health Care Heroes

New Orleans City Business media group released this week the 50 standouts named to 2016 ‘Health Care Heroes’ list. Paradigm Health  is pleased to announce that two of their physicians — Lucius Craig III, MD and Rex Houser, MD — as well as Sterling Surgical Hospital CEO, Christopher Daniel, have been named as  heroes this year.

Nominations are accepted and the hero designation is awarded to individuals who have made contributions to the community and had an impact on the local healthcare industry.

Members of the Paradigm Health System were profoundly encouraged to see three of their own when the list was released. “Dr. Craig and Dr. Houser are two of the just 18 physicians named as heroes this year,” said Kevin Schneider, President of Paradigm Health System Chairman of the Board for

Sterling Surgical Hospital. “And to have Chris Daniel singled out from the tens of  of area professionals working in healthcare is just astounding.”

“We are a newer system but we’re already expanding and thriving. Seeing three of our make this list shows we’re making a real impact. These three, along with our entire team of physicians and staff, pursue excellence and practice compassionate care. People in healthcare are taking notice. Our hard work is being rewarded.”

Dr. Craig is an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive surgery for spine disorders. Houser is a Neurologist and Chief of Staff of Sterling Surgical . Daniel is the CEO of Sterling Surgical Hospital. The three will be recognized at an awards cocktail reception on Monday, May 16, at the New Orleans Museum of Art, as well as featured in the “2016 CityBusiness Health Care Heroes” annual publication released May 27.

Paradigm Health System was founded to provide physicians a bastion to remain viable in a private practice setting. Schneider says the secret to their rapid success comes through better clinical outcomes; friendlier, more personal care; pristine patient-care  and a great work culture with invested personnel.

A multi-specialty collaborative approach to care is an integral component which translates to better diagnosis, efficiency in treatment and most of all, more favorable outcomes.

Paradigm Health System provides care throughout the southeast Louisiana area with offices in Slidell, Lacombe, Mandeville, New Orleans East, and Metairie, and Sterling Surgical Hospital, located in Slidell, is easily accessible for all patients right off the intersection of Interstates 10, 12 and 59.

Specialists include neurology, interventional pain medicine, orthopedic surgery, podiatry, spinal surgery, radiology and more. For more information, visit

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