Our Leadership

Rock Bordelon

Rock Bordelon

President & Chief Executive Officer

Rock Bordelon is the President and CEO of Allegiance Health Management. Mr. Bordelon brings operational expertise along with professional clinical experience to the acute and post-acute health care industry. Mr. Bordelon’s background in nursing, case management and medical facility management has helped him to develop and structure Allegiance Health Management (AHM) as a company that focuses on patient care, access and overall accountability in community health. Mr. Bordelon is the driving force behind the strategic initiatives of AHM. He is a visionary leader and an advocate for health care accessibility, rural health care and quality patient care. Mr. Bordelon serves on the governing board for all affiliated facilities.

Mr. Bordelon’s clinical knowledge brings insightful leadership to the corporation with a drive for continually improving services, advocating for patients and promoting rural health facilities. One of his main focuses is to change the face of rural health care in order to provide quality patient care throughout rural areas.

Mr. Bordelon leads the organization’s strategic direction and its relationships with external constituents, including elected and government officials, the community and the public. He is also responsible for leading the development and implementation of an integrated enterprise-wide strategy in Louisiana, and surrounding states. His guidance has established Allegiance as a foundation in rural health care, and he will continue the mission to change the face of rural health care.

Don Cameron

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Cameron designs and implements business strategies, plans and procedures. Mr. Cameron sets comprehensive goals for performance and growth that promotes the company culture and vision of accessible, quality health care throughout rural areas. Mr. Cameron oversees daily operations of the company and the work of executives and develops leadership opportunities to encourage maximum performance. He evaluates, analyzes and interprets data to ensure hospital operations and developing regional health care networks are community-oriented. Mr. Cameron safeguards and augments the efficiency of the company’s operations to facilitate accelerating development and long-term success.

Mr. Cameron is a visionary who participates in the development of the system’s strategic plan, challenges the status quo to develop superior health care in rural areas. By developing a system focused on the operational and patient experience, he has ensured the delivery of exceptional care throughout Allegiance Health Management systems. Mr. Cameron believes that hospitals are about the community and should be a supporting partner in the community.

Mr. Cameron is a native of Louisiana. He has over 35 years of executive management experience in a variety of health care positions. He began his health care career in 1981 with Humana, one of the nation's largest acute care systems. At Humana, he served as AED-Finance for several facilities and held a Regional Finance position over 22 acute and behavioral health facilities in three states. Mr. Cameron had his own health care consulting company prior to joining AHM.

He serves on the governing board for all affiliated medical facilities of Allegiance Health Management. He has established himself in the medical executive forum as a strategic developer of medical operations, innovation in rural health care accessibility and awareness, team building and implementing operational improvements. He is involved with each facility to establish leadership and community accountability of each of the hospitals affiliated with Allegiance.

Scott Markstrom

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Markstrom is responsible for the oversight of key financial areas, financial strategy, financial reporting, investment and performance, the revenue cycle of Allegiance Health Management and its affiliated facilities. Mr. Markstrom has over 20 years of financial experience in various positions, and a distinguished background in large complex health care organizations.

Prior to joining Allegiance Health Management, he worked for a large Fortune 500 company as well as owning and operating his own health care ventures. Scott has worked in numerous facets of the health care industry, including Acute, Critical Access, LTAC, Physical Rehab, Psychiatric, Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Independent Living, DME, Orthotics and Prosthetics. Prior to joining Allegiance Health Management, Scott was the VP of Accounting for a National Nursing Home and Independent/Assisted Living company in multiple states.

Mr. Markstrom’s distinguished and unique background in both the medical and financial industries gives him valuable insight into the business and medical functions of Allegiance Health Management. He is a leader with demonstrated ability in prioritizing complex projects in all facets of financial services and being able to change management while improving both financial and operating performance. He serves on the governing board for Allegiance Health Management.

Dick Merk

Executive Vice President & Vice President of Human Resources

Mr. Merk has over 44 years of senior management experience in a variety of positions and specialties. His experience and knowledge makes him an incredibly valuable asset in the human resource arena. Mr. Merk supports each individual facility in daily operations with advance expertise in change management, recruitment, policy and employee relations.

During his time as Vice President of Human Resources, he has helped lead company-wide initiatives targeted at maximizing the company’s customer focus. These initiatives include expanding awareness of employees and contribution at every level within the organization to increase employee retention.