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
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
Medical Staff President Christopher S. Thompson, MD
Heart & Vascular Center
President-Elect Ben F. Thompson, MD
Pulmonary Associates of Southwest Louisiana
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
Owner, French Market Foods
Compliance Officer Kevin Mocklin, MD
Memorial Health System
Legal Counsel John Bradford, Esq.
Stockwell, Sievert, Viccellio, Clements & Shaddock
Memorial Announces 2013 Board of Trustees
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.