Monday, June 24, 2013
Brown to Serve as Moss Administrator
Larry Graham, CEO and President of the Lake Charles Memorial Health System, has named Bernita Loyd Brown as Administrator of the W.O. Moss Memorial Health Clinic.
“Bernita was the obvious choice when it came to selecting the right person to lead the Moss campus forward,” Graham says. “Her leadership and experience speak for themselves, and her passion for the patients of Moss is unmatched. She will ensure her staff meets the medical needs of the community they serve.”
In her role as Administrator, Brown will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Moss campus including the urgent care clinic, various outpatient clinics, diagnostic department and pharmacy.
“I’m honored and humbled to have been chosen to lead the Moss campus in this new era,” Brown says. “I’m excited to embrace this opportunity because I know it will continue to provide us with a needed service for our community. By focusing on the patients and our ability to improve their quality of life, we will enhance and hope to expand the service line of specialists to Moss patients.”
Former Interim Administrator, Jimmy Pottorff, will assume the role of Director of Operations.
Brown will continue as Vice President of Support Services of the Memorial Health System, where she is responsible for the operations of the telemedicine, housekeeping, laundry, nutritional services, security, respiratory therapy, and valet parking departments, as well as the Breast Health Center, Sleep Center & neurophysiology department. She also serves as Chief Privacy Officer and is responsible for overseeing and monitoring all aspects of the HIPAA privacy and security programs.
A Colfax, Louisiana native, Brown joined Memorial in 1990 as a clinical dietician. She has also served as a diabetes dietician, clinical nutrition and dietary manager, director of nutritional services and assistant vice president of business development.
Brown has a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition from Louisiana Tech University and a Masters in Business Administration from McNeese State University. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, McNeese State University Graduate Board, Southwest Louisiana Center for Healthcare Services Board, and the Fellowship of Christian Student Athletes Board.