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Memorial to Hold Dedication of the Dr. Jack Thielen Plaza, Honoring the Military

As the nation honors the life of President George H.W. Bush, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital will honor all members of the armed services with the dedication of the Dr. Jack Thielen Plaza. Dr. Thielen ...

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Alesha Alford Named Memorial for Women Administrator

Alesha Alford joins Lake Charles Memorial Health System as the new Vice President of Women’s Services and Administrator of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women. Alford has held positions in ...

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Memorial Specialty Hospital Joins Cornerstone

On December 3, 2018, Memorial Specialty Hospital, a long-term acute care hospital located at 524 Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive on the third floor of Christus St. Patrick’s in Lake Charles, LA will ...

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Dawn Johnson-Hatcher Joins Lake Charles Memorial as Vice President of Finance

Dawn Johnson-Hatcher is the new Vice President of Finance for Lake Charles Memorial Health System. She comes to Memorial with more than 25 years of healthcare financial experience. Prior to joining ...

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Memorial Medical Group Welcomes Hospitalist Luther Sintim, MD

Memorial Medical Group welcomes Luther Sintim, MD a family medicine specialist to its staff. Dr. Sintim serves as a hospitalist, treating and caring for patients admitted to Lake Charles Memorial ...

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Memorial Welcomes New Director of Security

Lake Charles Memorial Health System welcomes Paul Espey as its new director of security. Espey is charged with the day-to-day security operations at all Lake Charles Memorial campuses and clinics. ...

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The Foundation at Lake Charles Memorial Presents On the Town

The Foundation at Lake Charles Memorial invites you to come out to the Grand Ballroom at L’Auberge Casino Resort for this year’s On the Town celebration from 7 to 11 pm on Friday, November ...

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Family Medicine Specialist Robert Van Gossen, MD Joins Memorial Medical Group

Memorial Medical Group welcomes Robert Van Gossen, MD, a board-certified family medicine specialist to its staff. Dr. Van Gossen joins fellow family medicine specialists Carl Nabours, MD and Joshua ...

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Dr. Bryan Barootes Receives Mentor Award

Bryan Barootes, MD, was recently awarded the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) Educator/Mentor Award at the 2018 CASEM Annual Meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia. CASEM is the ...

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Memorial Health System Named #4 Top Place to Work in Lake Charles

All the great things that make Lake Charles home to thousands of families and individuals also make it a haven for job searchers of all stripes, some looking for the very first time, others seeking a ...

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Free Seminar: Everything You've Wanted to Know About Sleep Apnea But Were Too Tired to Ask

Sleepless nights or lack of sleep is a problem that affects millions of Americans. Not getting a healthy amount of sleep can not only have a negative impact on your overall health, but can impair your ...

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Hospitalist Farah J. Burhani, MD Joins Memorial Medical Group

Memorial Medical Group welcomes Farah J. Burhani, MD, a family medicine specialist to its staff. Dr. Burhani serves as a hospitalist, treating and caring for patients admitted to Lake Charles Memorial ...

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Free Seminar: Fad Diet or Bad Diet?

Losing weight, if you are overweight or obese, can decrease a number of health risks, and changing your diet can be the first step. Many diets have gained popularity in recent years, like the ...

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Drs. Daigle and Kelley Receive Obesity Medicine Certification

Memorial Medical Group board-certified internal medicine physician Leigh Daigle, MD and board-certified family medicine physician Holley Kelley, DO have achieved an obesity medicine certification from ...

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Psychiatrist Michael Wright, MD joins Memorial Medical Group

Memorial Medical Group welcomes Michael Wright, MD, a board-certified psychiatrist to its staff. Dr. Wright treats patients at the Archer Institute, the area’s newest behavioral health hospital ...

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Psychiatrist Mario Valencia, MD joins Memorial Medical Group

Memorial Medical Group welcomes psychiatrist Mario Valencia, MD, to its staff. Dr. Valencia treats patients at the Archer Institute, the area’s newest behavioral health hospital and holds clinic ...

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Psychiatrist Said Cantu, MD Joins Memorial Medical Group

Memorial Medical Group Welcomes psychiatrist Said Cantu, MD to its staff. He serves as medical director of the Archer Institute, the area’s newest behavioral health hospital. Dr. Cantu has been ...

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Archer Institute Officially Opens to the Public

The most modern inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services are now available in Southwest Louisiana. The Archer Institute is officially open, offering treatment for mental health and ...

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Free Seminar: Joint Pain & What You Knee-d to Know

Unfortunately, as we get older, joint pain can become an everyday nuisance that keeps us from living life to the fullest. According to the Center for Disease Control, 30% of adults report joint pain ...

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Memorial Makes Hi-Tech Football Possible

Lake Charles Memorial Health System is dedicated to not only treating athletic injuries, but preventing them and head injuries are at that top of that list. Putting action behind the mission means ...

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Beauregard Health System and Lake Charles Memorial Health System Announce Affiliation

Beauregard Health System and Lake Charles Memorial Health System are pleased to announce the parties have entered into a clinical affiliation agreement. This agreement will create a partnership that ...

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Orthopedic Surgeon Alan Hinton, MD joins Memorial Medical Group

Memorial Medical Group welcomes Alan Hinton, MD, a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon to its staff. Dr. Hinton joins fellow orthopedic surgeons Drs. Thomas Axelrad, Brett ...

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Free Seminar: A New Start for Every Heart

Aortic stenosis occurs when calcium builds up within the aortic valve, limiting the valve’s ability to open and close. The advancement of aortic stenosis cannot be medically reversed or stopped, ...

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Searching For Your Next Nursing Career Adventure?

Ciao Nurses! Are you searching for your next nursing career adventure? As the healthcare leader in Southwest Louisiana, Lake Charles Memorial Health System offers our nurses more than just a ...

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Orthopedic Surgeon Robert Moukarzel, MD joins Memorial Medical Group

Memorial Medical Group welcomes Robert Moukarzel, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon to its staff. Dr. Moukarzel joins fellow orthopedic surgeons Drs. Thomas Axelrad, Brett Cascio, Nathan Cohen, ...

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