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Louisiana Department of Health

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Flex Program Staff

Tracie Ingram
SORH Director, Louisiana
225-342-1889

Specialty Areas / Background

Tracie Ingram is the Rural Health Officer and Health Systems Development Manager for the Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health. She has over 25 years of service in state government. Her experience includes:

  • Rural health clinic (RHC) and federally qualified health center (FQHC) development
  • Grants coordination and management
  • Local, state, and federal grant submission review

SORH Director since January 2009

Kandi Smith
Flex Coordinator, Louisiana
(225) 342-1525

Specialty Areas/Background

Kandi is responsible for assisting the State Office of Rural Health (SORH) Director in the coordination of the State Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program for Louisiana and ascertaining all program policies and guidelines and ensuring program operations conform to the goals of the department and meet federal and state laws and regulations. 

Flex Coordinator since April 2010

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,205,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.