CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana Welcomes New CNO to Lead Growing Facility June 19, 2019

Lake Charles, Louisiana – CHRISTUS Health is pleased to announce Ginger Disante, MSN, RN, as the new Chief Nursing Officer of CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana.

A graduate of Northwestern State University’s College of Nursing, Disante earned both her undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Nursing. She brings almost two decades of nursing experience to this leadership and management position for CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana. Disante will oversee patient care delivery, nursing and nursing practice across the ministry.

“Our goal is to ensure that our hospitals and clinics offer quality high-quality, faith-based care to the patients of Lake Charles and the surrounding area,” said Kevin Holland, President and CEO of CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana. “With Ginger Disante, we have a leader who is accountable to her patients, to her Associates and to this community. I am confident that her experience and commitment to our mission will ensure that CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana continues providing the compassionate, patient-centered care that our community has come to expect.”

Disante comes to Lake Charles from CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System, where she served as Chief Nursing Executive, providing round-the-clock administrative responsibility for all nursing functions. Disante has served in and led nursing units across a wide variety of departments including Cardiac Cath Labs, Case Management, ICU and Emergency departments, and staffing pools. She is a member of the American Nurses’ Association and Sigma Theta Tau and is a 2014 graduate of CHRISTUS Academy. “My vision/goal for CHRISTUS Ochsner Southwestern Louisiana is to be ‘the place’ … the place patients want to come to receive care, the place physicians bring their patients, and the place where compassionate and skilled people want to work and share their gifts,” explained Disante. “Every patient that we serve will leave better for having been here. We will treat each patient, family member and Associate with dignity, integrity and compassion.”

“Ginger Disante has been with the CHRISTUS family for almost 20 years and has provided wonderful leadership and service across our ministries,” said Holland. “I know I speak on behalf of our board, administration and every Associate when I say that we all look forward to Ginger Disante building on a wonderful foundation to help us create something that makes an even greater impact on the lives our patients here in Southwestern Louisiana.”