SHC Leadership
Craig Ball - Chairman / CEO
Specialty Healthcare, LLC
305 West Harriet Street
Leesville, Louisiana 71446
Fax:    337-238-4439

Mr. Ball has been a high profile business and community leader for many years. Beginning in his military service (1973-1976), his management and visionary ability set him out as a Battalion Nuclear (B) Team Member, and Top Secret Custodian of Nuclear Authenticators, "War Room, NCOIC".


Craig's interest in healthcare has led him into, Nursing, Paramedics, Laboratory settings, and other varied areas of personal healthcare expertise that he enjoys.


Motivated by a personal desire to help those less fortunate and in need of medical care, Craig opened, "Metro Medic Ambulance" in Shreveport, LA (1981), holding the distinction of being the largest privately owned emergency and non emergency transport system in North Louisiana. During his tenure of this particular healthcare venture, and his dedication to the profession, he assisted in the startup of the first paramedic school, and the first telemetry communication system to be offered at that time covering approximately (25) parishes, coupled with out of state branch field offices in Texas and Arkansas.


Mr. Ball has also opened, or assisted in the opening, of several (5-6) specialty hospital systems of care over the last (15) years. He and his wife of (30) years, Connie Ball, personally own and operate (3) Hospitals and Specialty Therapy Clinics, in Louisiana.


His latest, and most active healthcare vision for the future is a Federally recognized system of hospitals covering the "Gulf Cost Region from Louisiana to Florida", postured for natural or biological surge capacity treatment centers for both inpatient & outpatient demands. Models are presently being submitted to major lenders (Chase / JP Morgan), and they are very receptive to the development plan. Hammond and Luling, LA fits the template for this model. Craig is a graduate of Northwestern State University.

Dr. Jalal Joudeh, M.D., FACP - Chief Medical Officer
Dequincy Medical Clinic
601 West 4th Street
Dequincy, Louisiana 70633
Office:  (337) 786-6161
Fax:      (337) 786-7999

  • Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Fellow of American College of Physicians
  • Masters of Medical Management from Tulane University - New Orleans, LA  05/15/2010 

Dr. Joudeh has served as the Chief Medical Officer for our various hospital systems and Specialty Healthcare Management for (11) years. In addition, he serves as the Chief of Staff for Dequincy Memorial Hospital of Dequincy, Louisiana.

His knowledge of physician staffing requirements and the coordination of the entire Medical Staff has set him out as a physician leader in the industry. Given his ability to manage our active staff, in administrative positions, creates great flexibility within our organization.

Jalal has also served as, "The Medical Director", for our inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and is an asset when needed to relieve other directors on an as needed basis.

His professionalism and knowledge of specialty hospitals makes him invaluable in the communities in which he serves.


Connie Ball - Chief Financial Officer

Specialty Healthcare, LLC
305 West Harriet Street
Leesville, Louisiana 71446
Phone: (337) 238-4449
Fax:      (337) 238-4439

Connie possesses the rare ability to juggle state and federal healthcare coding with exceptional expertise; exceeding most of her peers in the industry. Working with all insurance providers is a core requirement of her profession. She exhibits a strong tenacity for billing, collection, and medical records. While promoting our hospital system as a preferred provider (PPO), her ability to contract with all major health maintenance organizations takes a very unique ability. Connie, has likewise practiced this talent over the past (25) years in a variety of healthcare settings, included but not limited to, inpatient hospital systems, outpatient clinics, physician billing, as well as specialty billing reimbursement for clinical, therapeutic models, and annual federal (CMS) Cost Reports.

Connie also sits on the Leesville, LA Chamber of Commerce "Board of Directors" and serves with the Leesville Rotarians. She is a strong advocate for patient's rights. Connie is a graduate of Northwestern State University.