Ty Smith Reception



2014 Ty Smith Reception
October 12, 2014

Arnaud's Restaurant

813 Rue Bienville St
New Orleans, LA

6:00pm - Cocktails
6:30pm - 9:00pm - Reception

Registration Fee: 

$125 STA Members & Guest of Members
$135 Non-Members

Includes: Reception and presentation by Dr. Randy Hickle, inventor of the SEDASYS® System and President & CEO of Grace Health System!


Online Registration is NOW CLOSED.

Speaker, Dr. Randy Hickle


As a Harvard-trained physician with a degree in business from the University of Texas, Dr. Randy Hickle has spent the last twenty years managing organizations focused on health care innovation.

As a physician with a passion to improve patient experience Dr. Hickle first developed Warmtouch, a patient warming system for prevention and treatment of post –operative hypothermia. Warmtouch was successfully marketed and sold to a division of Tyco where it continues to be distributed worldwide.

Most recently Dr. Hickle has developed the Vigilant Care System designed to manage patient fear and pain during medical procedures. Product patents have been licensed to Johnson & Johnson and the system has recently obtained FDA approval for initial use in endoscopic procedures with several more applications pending.

As Founder and President/CEO of Grace Clinic, Dr. Hickle is now fully realizing his mission of innovation in delivery of care through creation of a corporate service culture at Grace Clinic that delivers improved quality, excellent patient experience, and greater value for today’s health care consumer.

Arnaud's Restaurant

In 1918, a colorful, French wine salesman named Arnaud Cazenave opened the grand New Orleans restaurant that bears his name with a commitment to serving quality Creole cuisine.

Arnaud believed, quite simply, that the pursuit of the pleasures of the table is as worthy as anything else one chooses to pursue in life.

Sixty years later, in 1978, Arnaud’s was acquired by Archie and Jane Casbarian, the second family of proprietors the restaurant has ever known.  Casbarian sought to return Arnaud’s to the roots from which it had strayed by both restoring the property and reinvigorating the cuisine. In so doing, Casbarian brought world renown and widespread acclaim to Arnaud’s.

Presently, Arnaud’s Restaurant is being operated by a fourth generation of owners, Katy and Archie Casbarian along with their mother Jane.  They, too, remain committed to carrying on the traditions originated by Arnaud Cazenave. More importantly, they are committed to staying true to the vision of their father as the restaurant nears one hundred years of operation.


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