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Lake Charles Memorial Announces CEO Retirement

Lake Charles Memorial Health System, the largest healthcare provider in Southwest Louisiana, today announces the retirement of President and CEO Larry Graham. Graham has led the community healthcare system for 14 years.

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to acknowledge and thank Mr. Graham for his 14-year tenure of leadership,” says Mitch Adrian, PhD., president of the Board of Directors for the Lake Charles Memorial Health System. “Under Mr. Graham's guidance, Memorial has achieved many significant milestones. These accomplishments have contributed significantly to the health and well-being of our region, and have provided a position to enable future success.”

As president and CEO of Memorial, Graham was the architect behind Memorial’s growth into the area’s healthcare leader by stabilizing and expanding the health care system’s line of services, growing the Memorial Medical Group to more and 100 physicians, building of the behavioral health hospital, Archer Institute, and leading Memorial to being designated the only trauma center in the area. He has spent more than 40 years in healthcare administration.

Dr. Manley Jordan, Executive Vice President/Chief Medical Officer and Charles Whitson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer will serve as interim Co-CEOs while a search is conducted for a permanent replacement.

About Lake Charles Memorial

Lake Charles Memorial Health System has grown to be the largest, community-owned full-service healthcare system, run by a board of local volunteers. The system is an elite group of health facilities that belongs to the people of Southwest Louisiana and serves everyone regardless of age, race, gender or financial status. Lake Charles Memorial Health System consists of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women, Moss Memorial Health Clinic, Archer Institute and the Memorial Medical Group.