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Workplace MVP at SHRM22: Denys Pratt - David Raines Community Health Centers

On this episode of Workplace MVP, live from SHRM 2022 in New Orleans, Denys Pratt was in the R3 Continuum booth with host Jamie Gassmann. Denys is the president of the Northwest Louisiana Chapter of SHRM for 2022, and the Human Resources Director at David Raines Community Health Centers. Denys and Jamie talked about Denys’s journey to HR and DRCHC, the opportunities to learn at SHRM, and much more.


Workplace MVP is sponsored and presented by R3 Continuum and produced by the Minneapolis-St.Paul Studio of Business RadioX®.


This show was originally broadcast live from the 2022 SHRM Annual Conference held at the New Orleans Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Denys Pratt – Human Resources Manager, David Raines Community Health Centers


Denys Pratt is Human Resources Manager for the David Raines Community Health Centers. She joined the staff in May, 2020.


The doors of David Raines Community Health Centers opened in 1971 as the Cooper Road Medical Clinic, a satellite of Louisiana State University Medical Center (LSU). Medical care was provided for the underserved, low-income, and uninsured families. In 1992 David Raines Community Health Centers was established as a federally qualified health center under the medical leadership of Dr. Larry Daniels.


Since its inception David Raines Community Health Centers has provided quality and affordable primary care services while expanding access to services at six community clinic locations in five cities throughout northwest Louisiana corporate headquarters in Shreveport.​​


DRCHC has evolved from a small clinical team to a vibrant company that employs approximately 150 staff members throughout the organization and has a board of directors that provides oversight for the direction and growth of the organization.


DRCHC is continuing. the legacy of Mr. David Herndon Raines by serving Louisiana communities, yesterday, today, and tomorrow.


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