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Nelson Joins NRMC as Director of Innovation

NRMC welcomes Lance Nelson, as our inaugural Director of Innovation. In this role, Nelson will be responsible for managing short term and long-term projects and processes related to the organization’s growth, innovation, strategic alignment and performance improvement activities throughout the healthcare system.

Nelson will be supporting both senior and system leadership as we strive to deliver exceptional care and services to the communities throughout the Greater Natchitoches Area. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, Nelson will have access to all operations of NRMC, including current and envisioned services in order to expedite the project cycle from concept, review, refinement, and implementation.

Previously, Nelson was the Project and Planning Manager/Lean Manufacturing Manager at Emerson/Alliance Natchitoches where he implemented plant-wide end-to-end pull system and value change key OEM while ensuring a reduced lead time and a $5 million JIT inventory reduction; facilitated Lean Daily Management Practices; Led 1st ever Trane OEMs Rapid Improvement Event; and implemented and maintained Six Sigma and Lean Operations throughout the supply chain departments to name a few. Prior to his tenure at Emerson, he was Project Manager for MIS at O’Neil Printing, Phoenix, AZ.

Nelson obtained his Master of Science in Technology Degree from Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; and a BA in Multimedia Arts from National University, San Diego, CA where he graduated Cum Laude.

In addition, Nelson holds numerous credentials and certifications including Certified Green Belt in Six Sigma, and an Emerson Certified Lean Champion, and his PMP from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Nelson and his wife, Sarah Stewart Nelson, are residents of Natchitoches where he has been actively involved in the community volunteering at the Northwestern Louisiana Cancer Foundation, an Ambassador for the Greater Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce and a Member of the Natchitoches Young Professionals.

Again, please join us in welcoming Nelson to NRMC.

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