After a national search for a Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and a lengthy interview process with highly
skilled and talented applicants, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center has selected NRMC Associate
Sarah LaCour, RN, MSN, as the next CNO for the organization.
“During the interview process, Sarah’s clinical knowledge, multifaceted skill set, leadership, and vision
for nursing distinguished her. She has been with NRMC since 2005, and through the years, she has
become an exceptional leader and mentor who challenges herself and others to live up to our mission of
Inspiring Excellence Everyday,” noted Kirk Soileau, Chief Executive Officer. “Goal oriented and
focused on patient safety and providing exceptional quality care, Sarah has the clinical expertise,
organizational acumen, and leadership capabilities needed to take our nursing team to the next level.
Central to Sarah’s vision of nursing is her absolute commitment to build, grow and support our nurses and create the ideal nursing culture and team,” Soileau said.
LaCour began her career at NRMC as a registered nurse in 2005. Through the years, she has held multiple
progressive clinical care positions and key leadership roles. Since 2016, she has served as the Director of
Quality and Assistant Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO). In May of 2019, she continued these
responsibilities and served as the Interim CNO while the health system completed a national search while
also serving as Vice President of Quality. LaCour was named the RN of the Year in 2011 and 2014, and
Leader of the Quarter in 2017 and 2019. She is nationally recognized as a Certified Professional
Healthcare Quality professional, holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, and is credentialed in ACLS,
MOAB and as a Master Trainer in TeamSTEPPS. She has become both the organization’s internal and
external resident expert on disease surveillance, testing, vaccinations, and community-wide education for
LaCour received her Associate of Science in Nursing degree from Northwestern State University; a
Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette; and a Master of
Science in Nursing Leadership from Chamberlain University.
Recently celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary, Sarah and Landon have two children, Mallory and
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.