Senior Leadership Team
West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital’s (WCCH’s) commitment to excellence is furthered by the visionary leadership of its Senior Leadership team. The team is comprised of eight leaders that provide oversight to various aspects of hospital operations, as well as play key roles in facility strategy and implementation. Please see below for a detailed description of each of the individuals that comprise this team.
Janie Doucet Frugé, FACHE, assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer in July 2013. Prior to serving in her most recent role as Chief Operating Officer, Frugé served as Chief Nursing Officer/Vice President of Patient Care at the organization. She holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing from McNeese State University and Masters of Science in business administration and nursing from the University of Phoenix. In addition to serving the hospital in her current capacity, Frugé also serves on the Board of Directors for the Calcasieu Medical Society Foundation, as well as the Chamber SWLA Alliance. She has been with WCCH for 19 years.
Jennifer Cagle Ackel, CHC, CHPC, serves as the Corporate Compliance and HIPPA Privacy Officer. She is responsible for the implementation of daily compliance and privacy activities. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Services from The University of Alabama and an Associates in nursing from Jefferson State College in Birmingham, and a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Walden University. She has been with WCCH since 2012.
Jobie James, MBA, serves as Chief Financial Officer. She provides administrative oversight to the hospital’s patient financial services and finance departments, in addition to admissions, physician services/clinics, physical medicine, and health information management departments. Prior to serving in her current capacity, she served as Assistant Chief Financial Officer and Chief Financial Officer for two Community Health Systems affiliated hospitals. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a Masters of Business Administration degree from McNeese State University.
Christi Kingsley serves as Chief Human Resources Officer. She directs all aspects of Human Resources for the hospital and provides administrative oversight for organizational training and development, environmental services and Dynamic Dimensions Fitness Centers. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University and has been with WCCH since 1995.
Kristine Lyons, MSN, RN, CPHQ serves as Chief Quality Transformation Officer. Lyons works closely with hospital management, physicians and employees to develop and manage organization-wide plans and programs for the ongoing evaluation and assessment of quality, safety and customer satisfaction. Prior to joining WCCH, Lyons served at W.O. Moss Regional and Lake Charles Memorial Health System (LCMHS) for 18 years. During her tenure with these organizations, she served as director of quality management at W.O. Moss Regional and assistant director of quality management at LCMHS. Lyons, a resident of Moss Bluff, is a graduate of Nebraska Methodist School of Nursing in Nebraska, and earned a Master of Sciencee degree in nursing from Walden University. She has been with WCCH since 2016.
J.W. Peloquin, BSRT (R)(N) serves as Chief Facilities Management Officer. He is responsible for construction and facility projects, and provides administrative oversight to the hospital’s plant operations and cardiology departments. He also leads all hospital safety initiatives. He will also be responsible for ensuring compliance with regulatory agencies, in addition to directing, planning, and managing all renovation projects, new construction, and land purchases. Prior to serving in his current capacity, Peloquin served as Radiology Director. He is a graduate of McNeese State University and holds a certification in nuclear medicine from Baylor University in Houston. He has been with WCCH since 1996.
Brian Thompson, RN, has been named Chief Nursing Officer. Brian has been with WCCH since 2006 and has served as House Supervisor on the night shift from 2013 to 2017 when he was promoted to the Director of Patient Care. He brings over 22 years of experience in nursing in addition to his proven performance as a nurse leader in our organization. Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from McNeese State University and is currently pursuing his Masters of Healthcare Administration degree from Walden University.