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CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Health System Tops LSU ROARING 10 List November 21, 2020

Chris Karam

Alexandria, Louisiana – CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Health System has received a ROARING 10 company ranking by Louisiana State University. CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini is ranked number three on the ROARING 10 list, which is comprised of the ten highest revenue generating LSU graduate-owned or LSU graduate-led businesses in the world.

Chris Karam, FACHE, Senior Vice President of Group Operations, is a proud LSU graduate. He has oversight of CHRISTUS Health ministries in Louisiana and Southeast Texas, including CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini, CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System, CHRISTUS Southwestern Louisiana Health System and CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System.

“My parents, George and Moonlee Karam, always stressed the importance of a college education to me and my four siblings, George, Jeannette, Tommy and David; LSU played a part in all of our college education. Dad and Mom loved LSU and were so proud of being Louisianans. To be recognized by LSU in this very special group is really an honor,” said Chris Karam.

In acknowledging the recognition, Karam shared how grateful he is to have the opportunity to lead CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Health System; carrying out the mission of the founding sisters started 150 years ago. CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini was incorporated into the mission 70 years ago. He credits the 2,000 associates and 300 plus physicians and the care they are providing daily at CHRISTUS Cabrini.

“This award really goes to those dedicated individuals. I’m thankful to LSU for helping me develop the skills and experiences needed for this very special role.”

Under Karam’s leadership, CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System in Texarkana, Texas, was named number four on the 2019 ROARING 10 list.

“Blessed-I’m truly blessed. How many folks can have the opportunity to lead a great organization where they were raised and better yet, in the hospital where they were born? Thank you, LSU, for the recognition of all that CHRISTUS Cabrini is,” said Karam.

Being named on the ROARING 10 list is a highly competitive feat. Companies must apply for the ranking each year. The ROARING 10 are chosen from all companies being considered for the LSU 100 ranking. The distinction provides opportunity for honorees to network with LSU students, alumni, and supporters to build a strong legacy of entrepreneurs.

The LSU 100 and ROARING 10 recognition are celebrating 10 years. The program is hosted by LSU Executive Education. The 2020 LSU 100 accounting firm partner is Postlethwaite & Netterville. The LSU Foundation, and LSU’s Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute and Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems partnered on the 2020 program. For more information, visit