Rob Wolterman, 39 and CEO of New Orleans Community Hospitals, was named as Hulefeld's replacement as CEO of Ochsner Medical Center, Ochsner's flagship facility.
Dr. Richard Milani, 57, vice chairman in the department of cardiology, was named to the new role of chief clinical transformation officer, and is charged with continuing to improve patient safety and quality at Ochsner, Thomas said.
Brad Goodson, 37 and CEO of Ochsner Baptist Medical Center, was named to a newly-created system vice president position focused on Ochsner's pursuit of value and cost reduction initiatives.
Dawn Pevey Mauk, 32, will take on the additional role of chairwoman of the system's nursing executive committee in addition to her existing job as chief nursing officer for its Baton Rouge region.
Dr. William Pinsky, 64, who is currently executive vice president and chief academic officer at Ochsner Health, will take on the added new role of executive vice president of clinical affairs for international business.
Mark Muller, 52, currently system vice president of strategy, will serve as senior vice president of strategy and business development and will expand his job to include international business. “We certainly see a big opportunity to grow in our international” business, Thomas said. The system is targeting both academic partnerships abroad and non-U.S. patients seeking care, he said. Currently, Ochsner serves patients mainly from the Caribbean, Central America and South America, but would like to attract more patients from other areas, such as the Middle East, he said.
Thomas said he doesn't anticipate any other near-term changes in the upper management suite.