Meet the Lufkin Administrator: Lauren Frazier, MBA
Introducing Lauren Frazier, the Newly Appointed Lufkin Administrator, CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Emergency Center
On Monday, July 17, 2017, one of our very own Southeast Texas professionals, Lauren Frazier became the administrator of Lufkin’s Finest Emergency Center. Lauren recently completed the rigorous Fellowship Program under the mentorship of Kevin Herrington, President of Altus Emergency Centers and Executive Vice President of Development – Healthcare Division ZT Wealth and ACHE Fellow.
As Kevin describes, “She has been part of the Lufkin project from the beginning and has lead significant marketing initiatives over the last year.” Lauren has been a great asset, team member and mentor to her staff and peers over the years and will be even more so now as Lufkin’s new on-site administrator.
Meet the Lufkin Administrator who is dedicated to the amazing people behind the company, they are the stars that help us shine!
Studies & Formation
A Hometown Girl with International Flair
Lauren Frazier, the Lufkin Administrator, studied health sciences and minored in corporate communication and public relations, also obtaining a concentration in Biochemistry at Baylor University. An adventurous spirit, Lauren has also been involved in international studies and practice in order to expand her perspectives.
I received my MBA with a specialization in Healthcare Administration at Lamar University. My early days were very focused on the clinical side with countless hours in labs and patient care and experience. I have completed countless days of hands-on-experience throughout my studies and career, including spending time in Costa Rica and Panama solely to help administer patient care and assess the disparity and continuum of care.
Last summer, she did a Study Abroad MBA program in China which included projects and learning sessions in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.
The Fellowship Program
After a year in the fellowship program, Lauren is more than ready to tackle the leadership as the Lufkin administrator. The fellowship program was created for post-graduate students to thoroughly develop and begin their career as a well-rounded Healthcare Executive. “During this time, I was able to lead significant efforts and gain thorough experience in all management departments including Communications and Marketing, Executive Office, Finance, Operations, Private Equity, Billing and Management, and other Regional Services associated with Altus Health. There is no training period for the rigorous program.”
It has been a long road to this point in my career. However, it is one that has been most rewarding.
Greatly respected by all, president Kevin Herrington announced her new role as Lufkin Administrator with great pride, “Lauren has been a stellar employee and has a great ability to observe, analyze and make sound judgment calls.”
Lauren is one of our excellent health care executives that has obtained valuable first-hand experience through the Fellowship Program.
MEET THE LUFKIN ADMINISTRATOR
Get to know this Port Arthur, Texas native.
We enjoyed a lovely chat with Lauren while she shared about her vision, purpose, family, and love of music. The following are some highlights of our interview with Lauren.
Q: “Why did you decide to go into healthcare administration?”
“Healthcare Administration is a field where you are able to truly value each person within an organization because you know each person contributes to its success. You must be able to work with everyone from housekeeping to senior level executives. Throughout my studies and career, I have had very high-level and microscopic views of healthcare companies and organizations.”
Q: “What or who has been your biggest influence or your mentor?”
“I know most have one mentor. However, I’ve met several who played significant roles in guiding me, largely because I always asked ‘Why’ and ‘How.’ These people were willing to do more than just simply return with a short answer. Throughout my path, I have met many mentors, who have helped shape me and my future. The individuals who have had a truly lasting impression and helped shape me as a professional are Diana Kendall, PhD; Scott Garner; Rosalind Kennerson-Baty, Ph.D.; Dr. Terri Woods; Dr. Peter Isaac; Jeff Dyson and last but certainly not least Kevin Herrington.”
My parents instilled in me at an early age that you do something right or you don’t do it at all. That has driven me all my life.
“All of these people are remarkable and have left lasting impressions.”
Q: “Who is the Lufkin Administrator at Home?”
“Born and Raised in Port Arthur, Texas I have a true appreciation for hometown and local love. By day I am a Healthcare Executive and by night I am a loving wife to a High School Band Director, Alex Frazier.”
Affectionately known as a band wife, my path is uncommon but one I wouldn’t trade.
“We have a French bulldog named Luca. Music is obviously big in our household. I am really creative and enjoy spending time with my family.”