BATON ROGUE, La. (9/26/11)--Pelican State CU, with $184 million in assets, Baton Rouge, La., has opened a branch on the campus of E. A. Conway Medical Center in Monroe, La. Local business leaders, residents, dignitaries and representatives from the Chamber of Commerce showed their support by attending the ribbon cutting ceremony led by Pelican State CU CEO Jeffrey K. Conrad and hospital administrator Aryon McGuire (Louisiana Credit Union League eNews Sept. 21). While the branch will primarily serve the employees of E. A. Conway, it is open to the public and will operate as a Credit Union Service Center shared branching network so members of participating credit unions can also make transactions at the branch, said Conrad. Formerly the Department of Hospitals CU, Pelican State CU has a long-standing relationship with the LSU charity hospital and its 900 employees. “More than half of the employees were already members of Pelican,” Conrad told the Louisiana Credit Union League. “Pelican has had an ATM on the medical center’s campus for more than 12 years,” Conrad. “A full service branch will allow the hospital employees to enjoy increased convenience to a broader range of our products and services.” Pelican has 12 locations in Louisiana, including a student-operated branch located on the campus of Peabody Magnet High School in Alexandria. The new branch will be the first location in the Monroe area and also Pelican’s northernmost location.