President & Chief Executive Officer

HARTZ Search
September 29, 2020
Metairie, Louisiana
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HARTZ Search invites you to explore an exciting opportunity with our client, LCMC Health in New Orleans, LA for the Hospital President & Chief Executive Officer role for East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, LA, a 420-bed acute care facility located in Jefferson Parrish with 3,000 FTEs and 650 physicians on staff.  EJGH is an award-winning hospital with a 4-time Magnet Designation, 5-Star CMS rating, CareChex #1 Ranking, and the #2 Brand in the New Orleans market.  LCMC recently acquired East Jefferson General Hospital in August 2020.

Louisiana Children's Medical Center Health (LCMC Health) is a nonprofit network of healthcare providers in Southern Louisiana, based out of New Orleans. Members include academic centers, acute care facilities, and research hospitals. LCMC's goal is to provide the best possible care for every person and parish in Louisiana and beyond. LCMC along with Ochsner dominate the Louisiana health and hospital space.

Along with their 6 hospitals and physicians offices, LCMC health operates a network of urgent care centers across the greater New Orleans area.

Our client, LCMC seeks a transformational Hospital President and CEO to lead East Jefferson General Hospital to the next stage of evolution and build upon its rich history for a 420-bed community hospital. The Hospital President and CEO will lead all operations and collaboratively engage the Executive Team to lead the organization in their respective areas of responsibility. The Hospital President and CEO will engage and partner with the Medical Staff in the delivery of the highest quality clinical care and medical education. The Hospital President and CEO will lead the Facility to achieve operational excellence, sustainable financial performance and exceptional provider relations through a collaborative approach and visible leadership.




  • Undergraduate degree in business, finance, healthcare or related degree.
  • Master’s Degree in Business, Health Administration or Public Policy is required.


  • Significant experience at a senior leadership level within a hospital or healthcare system in a Chief Executive Officer role/ title
  • Strategic and Innovative thinker
  • Working in a systems-thinking environment
  • Experience working with a Governing Board in a community hospital setting
  • Demonstrated experience in driving strategic growth
  • A high energy and visible leader
  • Exceptional physician relationship builder in a complex, competitive market
  • Community facing presence


Position Highlights:

  • EJGH President/ CEO will report to LCMC Adult Hospitals – Chief Executive Officer
  • 7 Direct Reports, 3,000 FTE’s and 650 Physicians on staff
  • Award-Winning Hospital, 4-time Magnet Designated facility
  • #2 Brand in the New Orleans market
  • Competitive Compensation, relocation and benefits package offered


Location - Metairie, Louisiana:

Metairie, Jefferson Parish’s largest community, is located on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain between New Orleans and Kenner. 'Metairie' is the French term for a small tenant farm which paid the landlord with a share of the produce, also known as sharecropping. Many of the area’s earliest settlers were sharecroppers. Metairie’s Veterans Memorial Boulevard is a center of commercial activity. The concentrated area of commercial businesses along Causeway Boulevard is considered the business district of Jefferson Parish’s East Bank. Metairie’s “Fat City” located just off Veterans Memorial Boulevard and adjacent to Lakeside Shopping Center, the region’s highest grossing shopping center, includes a variety of restaurants and retailers. It is also known for its many unique murals located throughout the area!

Metairie boasts many festivals such as Family Gras, an annual family-friendly festival held during Carnival, the Old Metairie Irish Festival and the Bucktown Seafood Festival just to name a few! Metairie offers an array of fine dining venues, great shopping and many family-friendly attractions. Two legendary Louisiana musicians, Fats Domino and Mahalia Jackson, are buried at Providence Memorial Park in Metairie. Metairie is home to the training facility and corporate headquarters of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans. Fans can see the Lombardi Trophy in the Saints museum inside the lobby of the administrative offices.



Interested and qualified candidates should apply directly to HARTZ Search: ONLINE APPLICATION

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