Carol Patin


Dr. Patin brings decades of experience addressing the needs of underserved populations in the state and supporting community health outreach

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum (LHCQF), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to reshaping healthcare in Louisiana, recently announced the appointment of Carol Patin, MD, to their Board of Directors.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Patin’s calling has been for the underserved with an emphasis on community-based programs. She is an experienced and respected physician leader whose professional experience includes developing community-based clinical programs, starting and running a solo women’s health care private practice, serving in C-suite level leadership positions in rural and community health care centers, and training health care providers at all levels in both academic and clinical settings.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Carol Patin to the Quality Forum’s Board of Directors,” said Cindy Munn, LHCQF Chief Executive Officer. “Dr. Patin’s extensive experience working directly with communities in Louisiana will help further our mission – her insights will support both the expansion of our programming and our reach throughout the state. We are ready to continue our work together.”

Most recently, Dr. Patin served as Chief Medical Officer of the Southeast Community Health Systems, a private, not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization offering medical, dental, and behavioral health services, which include mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment, obstetrics and gynecology and podiatry services. Southeast Community Health Systems has twenty-one service sites in seven rural-based communities in Southeast Louisiana.


The Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to reshaping health care. Led by a volunteer Board of Directors, the Quality Forum serves as a neutral convener, bringing providers, purchasers, payers and consumers together to drive improvements in health care quality, safety, and value for Louisiana residents.


Cindy Munn, CEO

Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum