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REGION 5

Region 5 includes 5 parishes in the southwest part of the state:
Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis.
LERN-Region 5

Officers

Billy Vincent, NREMT-P
Chairman
FTO, Southwest LA
Acadian Ambulance Service
Representing:
Local Ambulance Services
Frederick Dent
Vice-Chairman
Detective/Emergency Medical Response
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Department
Representing:
Emergency Medical Response
Ruth Carnes
Secretary
Human Resources Director
Jennings American Legion Hospital
Representing:
Hospital < 60 Beds

Members

Robert Abramson, MD
Neurosurgeon
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Representing:
American Stroke Association
Rhonda Coleman, NREMT-P
EMS Director
Cameron Parish Ambulance Service – District 2
Representing:
Louisiana Rural Ambulance Alliance
Paul B. DeStout
Calcasieu Parish OHSEP
Representing:
GOHSEP
Bertrand Foch, MD
Regional Administrator/Medical Director
Department of Health
Region V Office of Public Health
Representing:
LDH-OPH Regional Medical Director
Liz Harmon
Adm. Hospital DRC Regions 4 and 5
Hospital Preparedness Program
Representing:
Health & Human Services Designated Regional Coordinator (HHSDRC)
Scott Kyle, NREMT-P
Regional Safety Officer – Emergency Management
CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital of Lake Charles
Representing:
Hospitals > 100 Beds
Geoff Landry
Program Director
Wound Healing Center at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital
Representing:
Service District Hospital
Richard McGuire
Assistant Director
Calcasieu Parish Public Safety Communications District
Representing:
National Emergency Number Association (911)
Thomas Mulhearn, IV, MD, FACC
Cardiologist
Representing:
LA Chapter of American College of Cardiology
Juan Ramirez, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Representing:
American College of Emergency Physicians
Richard Shimer, MD
Trauma Medical Director
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Representing:
American College of Surgeons
Van Snider, MD
Medical Director
Calcasieu Parish Police Jury
Representing:
Louisiana State Medical Society