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Coletta C. Barrett, RN, FACHE, FAHA

Vice President, Mission

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center

Possessing more than 45 years of hospital clinical, health plan medical management and executive leadership experience, Coletta Barrett serves as vice president of mission for Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, a tertiary, Catholic Academic Medical Center with 1,005 licensed beds. A cardiovascular nurse specialist, Ms. Barrett maintains her nursing license and is a fellow in the American Heart Associations’ Council on Cardiovascular Nursing. She received her master’s degree in health administration from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Ms. Barrett currently serves as chairman of the board for the Mayor’s Healthy City Initiative in Baton Rouge, La. Charged with improving the city’s outcome measures for health, she leads an 84-member coalition of community stakeholders. In 2015, The Mayor’s Healthy City Initiative was awarded the 2015 NOVA Award from the American Hospital Association for its contribution to Baton Rouge becoming the only community in the United States to achieve a Joint Community Health Needs Assessment and a Joint Implementation Plan. The 2018 CHNA specifically identified ZIP code inequity and social determinants of health as priority health needs to be addressed. The Mayor’s Healthy City Initiative board of directors retained the task of addressing social determinants of health through community-based anchor strategies. Ms. Barrett is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.

Sessions

50X—Health System Strategies to Address Racial and Economic Equity by Building Community Wealth

Presented by Coletta C. Barrett, RN, FACHE, FAHA, David Zuckerman at 10:45 AM on Tuesday, March 29th.

The COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the national reckoning on systemic racism have underscored with devastating clarity the disproportionate burden that BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) and low-income communities bear when it comes to health inequities. These communities—already subjected to a long legacy of disinvestment—not only experience starkly higher mortality and morbidity but…