Lake Charles, Louisiana, Jan. 11, 2022 – CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana is excited to welcome the newest addition to its leadership team. Father Felix Okechukwu Alaribe, who is also known as father Okey, recently accepted the Vice President of Mission Integration position for CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana.
“Father Okey truly understands and lives CHRISTUS’ mission of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ in the communities that we serve,and we’re blessed to have him in this role,” said Paul Trevino, Chief Executive Officer, CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana.
Father Okeyis new in service to the CHRISTUS Ochsner campuses, but hehas served as part of the CHRISTUS family for more than 14 years. In 2007, he became a resident chaplain at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother FrancesHealth System in Tyler, Texas, and then moved within the CHRISTUS system as a chaplain at CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System in Texarkana. Most recently, he served as the Director of Mission and Spiritual Care at CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health Systemin Shreveport.
“I’m very excited about my new role with CHRISTUS OchsnerHealth Southwestern Louisiana. I love the mission of CHRISTUS Health and am looking forward to working with the Associates, patients and community to make sure we are fulfilling our mission and identifying new ways to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ throughout this region,” said Father Okey.
In his role, Father Okey assists in safeguarding the ethics and integrity of CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana as a Catholic health system. He will work in the community to form relationships with faith leaders and organizations, while identifying key needs and developing strategies and resources to address each one. He will also work to ensure CHRISTUS Ochsner Associates, patients and the community have access to quality spiritual care.
CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana, an integrated partnership of CHRISTUS Health and Ochsner Health System, is composed of CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital, CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital, CHRISTUS Ochsner Imperial Surgical Center, Physician Clinics, Imaging Services, and other health-related services. With the CHRISTUS Health mission of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, the partnership uses the strength and combined resources of both partners to provide greater access to high quality care close to home in Southwest Louisiana.