CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Lufkin announced three physicians have been elected to serve as the 2016 officers for the hospital’s Medical Staff Board. The newly elected officers are Internal Medicine physician Hunt Huber, M.D. as President, Cardiologist Musa Khan, M.D. as Vice President and Obstetrician and Gynecologist Kaywin Carter, M.D. as Secretary.
Additionally, three physicians have been elected to serve as the 2016 officers for CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Specialty Hospital’s Medical Staff Board. The newly elected officers are Internal Medicine physician Karl Krohn, M.D. as President, Pathologist David Todd, M.D. as Vice President and Cardiovascular Disease Specialist and Cardiologist Robert Hallett, M.D. as Secretary.
The officers were sworn in January 1 and each will serve one-year terms.
“We are so fortunate to have a great team of doctors serving as officers on the Medical Staff,” CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial COO & Lufkin President Shawn Barnett said. “Each one of these physicians provides our hospital with years of experience and immense talent which will certainly be put to good use here as we strive for excellence and growth.”
The staff at CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Lufkin would like to express its sincere thanks to George Fidone, M.D., who completed his term as Medical Chief of Staff in 2015. The staff at Memorial Specialty Hospital would also like to express its sincere thanks to Karl Krohn, M.D. who is serving his second term as Chief of Staff.
About CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial
Memorial provides more than a quarter of a million patient services each year and has a longstanding history of providing quality, innovative health care in East Texas.
With hospitals in Lufkin, Livingston, San Augustine and Memorial Specialty – the area’s only long-term acute care hospital – CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial provides millions of dollars in charity care and
community support each year. Our mission is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities.
Memorial offers a wide array of services, including the area’s first dedicated heart and stroke care facility and radiation oncology at the Temple Cancer Center. It is also known for the area’s only comprehensive diabetes, heart and stroke education center. Other specialty areas include imaging, orthopedic care, women’s services, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, homecare, wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, kidney & diabetes treatment, sleep disorders treatment and express lab.
About Catholic Health Initiatives
Catholic Health Initiatives, a nonprofit, faith-based health system formed in 1996 through the consolidation of four Catholic health systems, expresses its mission each day by creating and nurturing healthy communities in the hundreds of sites across the nation where it provides care. One of the nation’s largest health systems, Englewood, Colo.-based CHI operates in 19 states and comprises 105 hospitals, including four academic health centers and major teaching hospitals and 30 critical-access facilities; community health-services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health agencies; and other facilities that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care.
In fiscal year 2014, CHI provided $910 million in charity care and community benefit – a nearly 20% increase over the previous year – for programs and services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. Charity care and community benefit totaled more than $1.7 billion with the inclusion of the unpaid costs of Medicare. The health system, which generated revenues of almost $13.9 billion in fiscal year 2014, has total assets of $21.8 billion. Learn more at www.catholichealthinitiatives.com.