Monday, April 08, 2013
Memorial Welcomes New Employer Health and Wellness Manager
Jessica Carlson, a Lake Charles native with nearly 10 years of experience in the health care industry, recently joined the staff of Lake Charles Memorial Health System as Employer Health and Wellness Manager.
In her position, Carlson will be responsible for implementing health and wellness programs not only for employees of Memorial, but for those of various local industries and businesses.
Carlson earned a degree in marketing from McNeese State University. She then spent several years at CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital where she worked in the fields of customer service training, fundraising and marketing throughout her tenure. Immediately prior to joining the Memorial staff, she served as Community Relations Specialist for SouthernCare Hospice.
“Jessica's role in developing employer health and wellness programs is an important one considering the changing landscape of healthcare delivery standards set by state and federal agencies,” said Kathy DeRouen, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Memorial. “Employers are now expected to create safe work environments, improve employee health and implement strategies that reduce medical costs as well as increase employee morale and on-the-job efficiency. Memorial's Employer Health and Wellness Program will assist employers with fulfilling these mandates while providing value-added benefits for their employees.”
For more information, call Memorial’s Employer Health and Wellness line at (337) 494-2992.