Kristie Evans, LDN, RD, of CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital has been named the Health Educator for L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort. Her role, jointly supported by both the casino resort and hospital, will focus on improving the health and well-being of L'Auberge employees and their families.
A native of Lake Charles, Evans earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Family and Consumer Science/Food and Nutrition at McNeese State University. She has been a Registered Dietitian at CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital for ten years, specializing in cardiovascular health and wellness. She has promoted health and wellness throughout the community serving as a guest speaker for many local organizations and participating in community health fairs, as well as participating in Heart Healthy cooking segments for KPLC television.
This new partnership with CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital is part of a comprehensive benefits package designed to help L'Auberge employees make educated, healthy choices. Both organizations agree that promoting wellness within the workplace will help to improve the health of both individual and company.
Larry Lepinski, Vice President and General Manager of L'Auberge, says the property is committed to improving the overall health and wellness of its employees.
"The goal is to restructure the idea of wellness from the inside out. By providing our employees with resources such as healthy menu items, on-site physician seminars and weight management programs, the ability to take control of their health will be right at their fingertips," Lepinski says.
Hospital Administrator, Bernard Leger says they are proud to have Evans represent them in this unique partnership.
"CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital has led the way in providing new and innovative programs and services," Leger says. "By introducing wellness to the work site, we engage employers and employees in a common mission to achieve better health, increase productivity and lower costs."