FREE virtual inaugural event of The Louisiana Chapter of Women in Healthcare Open to all female healthcare professionals

Published 6:39 am Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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Baton Rouge, LA.  The Louisiana Chapter of Women in Healthcare is a newly established organization dedicated to promoting the professional development of women in the healthcare industry through networking, education and mentorship. As part of the national Women in Healthcare organization, the Louisiana Chapter aims to empower and support women as they strive to build their careers in healthcare.
The Louisiana Chapter has invited the public to join their inaugural event, Hear Her Here. This virtual event will feature a respected group of five female C-level healthcare executives discussing their leadership journeys. These accomplished women will be answering questions, sharing their wins and lessons learned, and giving advice to women who are navigating their own career paths.
Panelists will include:
Kristin Wolkart, President and CEO, St. Francis Medical Center, Monroe, LA
Michele Sutton, President and CEO, North Oaks Health System, Hammond, LA
Dr. Sandra Brown, Dean, Southern University School of Nursing & Allied Health, Baton Rouge, LA
Mary Ellen Pratt, CEO, St. James Hospital, Lutcher, LA
Sabrina Heltz, Executive Advisor, Ochsner Health Network, Baton Rouge, LA
Panelists will be covering topics including:
● Advancement: What are the key factors to advancement for those in the early career stages?
● Education: What is the value of an advanced degree or a professional credential in career advancement?
● Work Habits:  How do you start and finish each day?
● Career Moves:  How important is an exit strategy from your current position? What steps do you take to move into a new position?
● Work-Life Balance: How do you maintain motivation and compassion for your position? How do you keep yourself engaged?
“We invite all women within the state of Louisiana who are interested in growing their professional career within the healthcare environment to join us for this FREE virtual event,” says Janice Lamy, President of the Louisiana Chapter. Lamy is also the System Vice President of Marketing for the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System in Baton Rouge, LA.
“Our new organization will focus on programming that is geared towards women in administration, operations and facilities, as well as those who work with them,” says Lamy. “We are a diverse mix of individuals varying in experience from students to C-suite.”
This event is FREE to all female healthcare professionals across the spectrum of medical fields and workplaces. To register for this virtual event – taking place on Thursday, April 22 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 PM – Visit this Link.
For more information about this event or the Louisiana Chapter of Women in Healthcare, contact Janice Lamy at
The Louisiana Chapter of Women in Healthcare is a newly established organization dedicated to promoting the professional development of women in the healthcare industry. The organization strives to build a community of women in healthcare, empowering one another through relationships, resources and mentorship to achieve greater influence and make a stronger impact.
To find out more about membership, visit the national website at or learn more about the Louisiana Chapter by following  Women in Healthcare — Louisiana Chapter on LinkedIn.