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:
President Southwest Louisiana, Business First Bank
Chairman Elect/Vice Chairman:
Ulysses Gene Thibodeaux
Judge, State Appellate Court
Immediate Past Chairman:
President & Chief Executive Officer, Pumpelly Oil Company, Inc.
Senior Vice President-Finance, Memorial Hospital
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
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
John Bradford, Esq.
Stockwell, Sievert, Viccellio, Clements & Shaddock