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Carrie Mack
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Tell me about your work: 

What is the best part of your job?

The best part of my job is having the opportunity every day to lead a team of individuals that are dedicated to our mission of providing the highest quality cardiovascular care to the communities we serve.

What is the hardest?

The biggest challenge we face each day is that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in America. At CIS, we work hard to educate our community to understand the signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease and the measures that can take place to prevent sudden death. We provide free screenings throughout all of our locations to combat this as well. 

Is there anything new on the horizon?

CIS has a robust medical research program with over 40 trials ongoing to evaluate new medications, procedures, devices, and techniques to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease. Our devotion has always been to advance patient care through innovative technology and we work to propel that forward each day. We continue to expand our services outside of our clinics and hospitals with at home monitoring programs to give our patients a sense of comfort and continuous communication with our team 24/7. We consistently use research analytics to improve our overall quality in the primary disease states that drive cardiovascular disease and see positive trends in combating these diseases.

 What’s one leadership skill you feel everyone must learn?

At the core of being a great leader is the ability to listen. When you dial in and really listen to those around you whether it be your staff, coworkers, or patients, you are given a great opportunity to improve. This builds a culture of teamwork and respect. 

Tell me about yourself:

As a child, what did you see yourself doing as a career?

As the son of an oil field professional, I always thought that was a field I would eventually work in. 

But one day, a man by the name of Joey Fontenot, stepped into the gas station where I was working as a teenager. It was my first job. He struck up a conversation with me while I was pumping gas and asked me what I wanted to do for a career. Not long after that, I was working for Joey at Terrebonne General Medical Center as an x-ray assistant. That’s where my career in healthcare began. After all this time, I am now stepping into the shoes of Joey as he retires as Chief Operating Officer at CIS. 

What was your very first job?

A gas station as a summer job.

What time do you wake up and how do you start your day? 

My day begins around 6 am when I wake up with my family. Typically I help get my kids ready for school and drop them off for the day when I can. 

What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?

My family, my wife Jenny, and my kids are what continues to drive me each day to be successful. Without their support, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? 

I enjoy watching my kids participate in their extracurricular activities and spending time with family. I also enjoy exercising for at least 30 minutes to clear my mind.

Favorites/This or That:

Favorite superhero: 


Favorite vacation spot: 

The beach

How do you like your coffee? 

I never drink coffee. 

Sweet or salty?


Pen or pencil? 


Early bird or night owl? 

Night owl