CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System President/CEO Casey Robertson Commissioned
A Commissioning and Blessing ceremony for Casey Robertson, president and CEO of the CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System, was held Jan. 31 at CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center.
Robertson was commissioned by the Rev. Monsignor Rothell Price of the Catholic Diocese of Shreveport.
“I know that you and those who have asked you to serve in this role do not take this challenge lightly or without careful consideration,” Price said. “This commissioning will especially acknowledge that the work you do is God’s work and therefore is in need of God’s grace and in need of God’s guidance.”
Price continued, “The challenges you face will be eased through a faithful following of the mission, which has served as a light for our sponsoring congregations since the original call of Bishop Dupuis.”
Robertson comes to Shreveport from the CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System in Longview, Texas, where he spent 18 months as chief operating officer. He brings nearly 20 years of health care administration, including more than 10 years at the CEO level. Robertson’s appointment became effective Dec. 4.
“As we look at what’s ahead of us in health care in Shreveport, it’s hard work,” Robertson said. “I see the work the nurses do, I see the work the clinicians do, I see the work our doctors and our nurse practitioners and our PAs do, and it truly is the Lord’s work.”
Robertson added, “What I’ve learned about CHRISTUS and what is the best part to me about CHRISTUS is that the faith is lived out every day. I’m so excited to be here and I look forward to the future that we have together.”
Chris Glenney, senior vice president of Group Operations for CHRISTUS Health Northeast Texas and North Louisiana, said it is a big job to run a health system.
“The president’s job is very important and it’s a challenging job,” Glenney said. “That’s why it’s so appropriate to take the time this afternoon to take a breath, to celebrate and to really commission Casey for the significant work he has representing each one of you, representing this community and representing CHRISTUS Health.”