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Friday, January 11, 2013 - Memorial Announces Board of Trustees for 2013

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



                                                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


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