Memorial announces Board of Trustees for 2013

Gene Thibodeaux
Gene Thibodeaux
Denise Emerson Rau
Denise Emerson Rau
Dr. Bryan Barootes
Dr. Bryan Barootes
Dr. Ben Thompson
Dr. Ben Thompson

The following is a news release from Lake Charles Memorial Hospital:

The Southwest Louisiana Hospital Association, which operates as Lake Charles Memorial Health System, is pleased to announce its Board of Trustees for fiscal year 2013. 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:

Chairman   Judge Ulysses Gene Thibodeaux

Judge, State Appellate Court

Chairman Elect/

Secretary        Denise Emerson Rau

                         President, Rau Financial Group

President/CEO     Larry M. Graham

                              President/Chief Executive Officer, Memorial Hospital

Treasurer       Charles P. Whitson

                       Senior Vice President-Finance, Memorial Hospital

Medical Staff President       Bryan Barootes, MD

                                            Memorial/LSUHSC Family Medicine Center

Immediate Past

Medical Staff President      Christopher S. Thompson, MD

                                           Heart & Vascular Center

Medical Staff

President-Elect         Ben F. Thompson, MD

Pulmonary Associates of Southwest Louisiana

Trustees

Joseph Miller, Jr.

Agent and Registered Representative, New York Life

Thomas B. Shearman

                  Publisher, Lake Charles American Press

                 David Wallace, MD

Children's Clinic of Southwest Louisiana

Louis M. Todd, Sr.

                 President, Todd & Associates, LLC

Gerald Mouton, MD

                 Family Medicine Specialists

                  S. Mark McMurry

Owner, McMurry Leadership and Management, LLC

               Mark Abraham

Owner, French Market Foods

Medical Director/Corporate

Compliance Officer       Kevin Mocklin, MD

                                      Memorial Health System

Legal Counsel            John Bradford, Esq.

                                  Stockwell, Sievert, Viccellio, Clements & Shaddock

Memorial Announces 2013 Board of Trustees

Photo Captions

State Appellate Court Judge Gene Thibodeaux serves as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Southwest Louisiana Hospital Association, which operates as Lake Charles Memorial Health System.

Denise Emerson Rau, President of Rau Financial Group, will serve as chairman-elect of the Lake Charles Memorial Health System Board of Trustees.

Dr. Bryan Barootes, a family medicine physician with Memorial/LSUHSC Family Medicine Center, serves on the Memorial Health System Board of Trustees as president of the medical staff.

Dr. Ben Thompson, a pulmonologist with Pulmonary Associates of Southwest Louisiana, serves on the Memorial Health System Board of Trustees as president-elect of the medical staff.