Welcoming Anna Warren as Administrator of The Courtyard of Natchitoches

Natchitoches Regional Medical Center and The Courtyard of Natchitoches are pleased to announce Anna Warren, NFA, MSN, RN, has been selected to succeed Paula Barker NFA, RN, who will soon be retiring as the Administrator of The Courtyard.

“We are pleased to welcome Anna back to our organization. Previously, she worked with our team during her graduate studies and is familiar with The Courtyard of Natchitoches and NRMC,” explained Kirk Soileau, CEO of NRMC. “Anna will transition into her new role while Paula is still with us, and then Paula will pass the baton to her. With a 23-year nursing career, Anna has the leadership experience, dedication, and expertise to successfully lead The Courtyard’s 100+ Associates in providing excellent care and services to our residents. The Courtyard has become a premier skilled nursing facility under Paula’s leadership, and I’d like to thank her for her many contributions and accomplishments through the years. She has truly created a legacy that will carry forward for our community and residents,” Soileau said.

Warren comes to The Courtyard from St. Joseph’s Home in Monroe where she served as the administrator. Her extensive background includes 12 years as the Director of Nursing for Christus Coushatta Healthcare Center as well as a medical-surgical nursing manager, staff nurse in medical- surgical nursing, and as an Emergency Room Nurse. She holds a Master of Nursing degree from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grambling State University. She is a licensed Nursing Facilities Administrator.

About The Courtyard of Natchitoches

Located in the heart of Natchitoches on Keyser Avenue, The Courtyard of Natchitoches offers many amenities for residents and their families. Services include skilled nursing, rehabilitation services (speech, occupational, and physical therapy); long-term nursing care, ultrasound therapy, electro-stimulation therapy, Hiva mat Therapy, diabetes management, medication management, and safety awareness.

With 112 resident rooms and licensed by the State of Louisiana and Medicare and Medicaid certified, the facility was built in 2009. The 3.5-acre beautiful campus offers walking paths, gardens, and outdoor seating areas. Backed by the full services of Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, The Courtyard team includes highly trained and experienced professionals. The nursing team consists of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nursing assistants. Physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists provide key rehabilitation services on site. The Courtyard also has four medical directors, an administrative director, and other key leaders who work daily to ensure all residents’ physical, mental, and emotional needs are met.

About Natchitoches Regional Medical Center

Natchitoches Regional Medical Center began as a community hospital in 1955 and has grown into a 216- bed healthcare system with 750 Associates and more than 100 active and consulting physicians on its medical staff. The system is comprised of the 96-bed acute care facility, a skilled nursing home, assisted living complex, and an extensive network of clinics throughout the parish.


2 thoughts on “Welcoming Anna Warren as Administrator of The Courtyard of Natchitoches

  1. Paula has served The Courtyard selflessly, and I’m sad to learn that she is leaving but very excited for her. She is to be recognized for leading the facility through this pandemic thus far without any residents testing positive!! Thank you, Mrs. Paula, for your outstanding leadership!

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