Memorial Announces Board of Trustees for 2010

The Southwest Louisiana Hospital Association, which operates as Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, is pleased to announce its Board of Trustees for fiscal year 2010. As the only locally governed community hospital in Lake Charles, Memorial relies on community leaders in finance, media, public policy and business to volunteer their time and talents.

"These healthcare advocates fulfill their fiduciary roles by sitting on compliance, audit, finance and compensation committees," said Larry Graham, Memorial's President and Chief Executive Officer. "These committees are subject to external reviews by accounting firms, as well as audits by state and federal agencies and bodies like The Joint Commission that review the actual delivery of patient care."

Installed during the board's annual meeting, the newly elected officers and directors are:

Philip Earhart
President Southwest Louisiana, Business First Bank

Chairman Elect/Vice Chairman:

Ulysses Gene Thibodeaux
Judge, State Appellate Court

Immediate Past Chairman:      
Glenn Pumpelly
President & Chief Executive Officer, Pumpelly Oil Company, Inc.

Charles Whitson
Senior Vice President-Finance, Memorial Hospital

President/Assistant Secretary:                 
Larry M. Graham
President/Chief Executive Officer, Memorial Hospital

Medical Staff President:          
Thomas Strong, MD,
Surgical Associates of Southwest Louisiana

Immediate Past Medical Staff President:           
Manley Jordan, MD
Pulmonary Associates of Southwest Louisiana

Medical Staff President-Elect:                        
Brian Clements, MD
Internal Medicine Clinic of Lake Charles

Denise Emerson Rau
President, Rau Financial Group

Thomas B. Shearman
Publisher, Lake Charles American Press

Carl Shetler
Owner, Shetler Lincoln - Mercury, LTD

Louis Todd, Sr.
Certified Insurance Counselor, Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.

David Wallace, MD
Children's Clinic of Southwest Louisiana

Medical Director/Corporate Compliance Officer:                 
Kevin Mocklin, MD
Memorial Hospital

Legal Counsel:                        
John Bradford, Esq.
Stockwell, Sievert, Viccellio, Clements & Shaddock