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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, NRP
Chair
FTO, Southwest LA
Acadian Ambulance Service
Representing:
Local Ambulance Services
Frederick Dent
Vice-Chair
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

Lacey Cavanaugh,  MD
Regional Medical Director, Louisiana Department of Health
Representing:
Office of Public Health
Paul B. DeStout, MPH, 1SG (RET)
Calcasieu Parish OHSEP
Representing:
GOHSEP
Ross Hardy, MD
Emergency Department Physician
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Representing:
American Stroke Association
Liz Harmon
HHS Designated Regional Cooridinator
Administrative Hospital DRC Regions 4 & 5 Hospital Preparedness Program
Representing:
HHS Designated Regional Coordinator
Tracie Kyle, BSN, RN, CEN
Trauma Program Manager
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Representing:
Trauma Center
Geoff Landry
Program Director
Wound Healing Center at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital
Representing:
Service District Hospital
Melvin J. Marque, III, MD
Owner and Medical Director
Lake Charles Urgent Care
Representing:
American College of Emergency Physicians
Richard McGuire
Assistant Director
Calcasieu Parish Public Safety Communications District
Representing:
National Emergency Number Association (911)

Troy Meaux, NRP
Assistant Director
Cameron Parish Ambulance – District 2
Representing:
Louisiana Rural Ambulance Alliance
Thomas Mulhearn, IV, MD, FACC
Cardiologist
Representing:
LA Chapter of American College of Cardiology
Richard Shimer, MD
Trauma Medical Director
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Representing:
American College of Surgeons
Other Nominating Entities:
Hospital < 100 Beds