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Memorial Announces New Vice President of Physician Services

Memorial Announces New Vice President of Physician Services

Lake Charles Memorial Health System welcomes Charles “Charlie” J. Lathram III, FACMPE, CCP as the new Vice President of Physician Services. Lathram joins the LCMHS family with 30 years of healthcare management experience. In this role, Lathram will leverage the robust network of employed providers and their specialties to ensure access to quality healthcare for the community, service offerings, and operational excellence.

“We are thrilled to welcome Charlie to southwest Louisiana to help continue the growth of LCMHS and our physician services,” says Devon Hyde, President & CEO. “Harnessing his extensive experience maintaining efficient operations within medical practices, we will be more prepared than ever to meet the changing healthcare needs of our community.”

After receiving his bachelor's in psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Lathram began his career in healthcare administration by managing an ophthalmology practice. By the age of 26 he was managing a 16 provider OBGYN practice. Since then, Charlie has played pivotal roles in transforming multiple physician practices into thriving networks of healthcare delivery systems. His success is attributed to his dedication to a collaborative approach building positive relationships with providers, clinicians, administrative teams, and local community leaders. Prior to joining Memorial, he most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer for Galen Medical Group in Chattanooga, TN.

“LCMHS’s commitment to serving the community is one of the aspects that drew me to this position. The unwavering commitment to their values, which are centered around taking care of patients, their families, and the LCMH team, makes this a special and unique group. I am excited for the opportunity to be part of the LCMH family,” says Charlie.

Charlie and his wife have been married for almost 30 years with one son who is a student at the University of Kentucky. They are devoted college football fans and enjoy visiting different SEC venues and, now, as Wildcat fans, they love the opportunity to visit their son as often as possible.