Donaldsonville clinic joins new rural health division

Staff Report
CIMG, Donaldsonville

On May 23, Children's International Medical Group (CIMG) President & CEO, Dr. Eduardo J. Hernandez, announced that effective June 1, 2016, CIMG will launch a new division which will focus on providing pediatric services to rural communities.

There is a tremendous lack of pediatric primary care in many rural areas and I am committed to investing my time and capital to bring pediatric health services, new jobs and much needed economic development to these markets.” Hernandez said.

To lead CIMG’s new Rural Health Division, Dr. Eduardo Hernandez has promoted Zach H. Allen to the newly created position of Divisional Senior Vice-President where he will oversee all facets of the growth, development and operations of this new division. Allen has served on CIMG’s Executive Team for the past eight years where he currently holds the position of Senior Vice President of Strategy. Allen also has been elected as the President-Elect of the Louisiana Rural Health Association and he serves as the Secretary of the Mississippi Rural Health Association’s Board of Directors. Additionally, Allen is a fellow of Rural Health and was awarded his MRHF credential this past May in Jackson, Miss.

Lacy Stones has accepted a promotion to the division’s first Regional Director of compliance of the Rural Health Clinics. Stones has worked for CIMG for the past six years and has served as Office Manager of CIMG’s Franklinton Clinic. Stones is also a member of the Louisiana and Mississippi Rural Health Associations and looks forward to assuming a leadership role in both states.

The Picayune, Franklinton, Amite and Donaldsonville clinics will all now be part of the Rural Health Division, with new clinics soon to be announced. CIMG has an aggressive growth strategy and looks forward to developing numerous Rural Health Pediatric Clinics in the coming years throughout the Southeastern United States.

Each RHC clinic we develop will bring over $2 million of economic impact to the communities we serve, and we are able to bring much needed pediatric care to many folks who just don’t have access. It’s a rewarding thing to do and I’m honored Dr. Hernandez has placed his confidence and trust in me to lead this new endeavor for CIMG.” Allen said.