Sometimes people ask us,
"Why the hummingbird in the logo?”
As many residents know,
hummingbirds are a prominent feature of the natural landscape that makes West
Feliciana Parish a unique and beautiful area of Louisiana. When 19th
century naturalist John James Audubon lived here and created some of his most
famous paintings, the ruby-throated hummingbird was one of his favorites.
In fact, a print of the famous painting hangs in many
local homes. The area’s indigenous plant life provides an excellent habitat for
hummingbirds, which are so plentiful that St. Francisville celebrates them with
its annual Hummingbird Celebration each Fall.
In addition to its
obvious ties to the region, we chose to incorporate the hummingbird into our
logo because it reflects many of West Feliciana Hospital's qualities: small but
strong for its size, unique, versatile, interesting, industrious, nimble and
agile. The logo color and additional design elements showcase the landscape and
natural beauty of the Felicianas. We are proud to serve our community and
always strive to live up to the qualities of our little hummingbird.
The hummingbird logo is featured prominently in our new hospital, including a colorful larger-than-life etching in the glass window of the chapel. The etching is made up of hundreds of tiny hummingbirds to complete the larger bird.