Posted: December 13th, 2021
LaCour Chosen as NRMC’s Chief Nursing Officer
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 COVID-19.
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 Carson.