A Meet and Greet was held at the Natchitoches Event Center Thursday, June 22 for Carl I. Walters II, who was recently named as the new CEO of the Outpatient Medical Centers. Walters took the helm of the system on the March 1 and it’s been a busy few months to say the least!
The Outpatient Medical Center has been a fixture on the Natchitoches Health Care scene for the past 40 years. In addition to the well known clinic in Breazeale St. in Natchitoches there are also facilities in Leesville and Tallulah. The Centers have a $6 million operating budget and employ three physicians, six Family Nurse Practitioners, three Licensed Clinical Social Workers and an array of support staff. They have recently hired six new clinicians to expand the Centers’ offerings in dental services and behavioral health. The Outpatient Medical Centers average between 15 and 18 thousand patient encounters each year.
The Centers’ facilities are one of 1,500 Federally Qualified Health Centers who collectively treat 25 million American without regard to their ability to pay.
Waters grew up in a military family and carried on his family tradition by serving as an officer in the U.S. Navy’s Medical Service Corps. After his service to our nation, he held a variety of positions in the health care administrative field. He brings almost 30 years of proven experience to his new job. He, his wife and two children came to Natchitoches from San Diego, Cali. The Natchitoches Parish Journal would like to take this opportunity to welcome the Walters’ family to your new home in our city. We wish you every success in your new endeavor and are looking forward to good things to come!