President and CEO,
Ochsner Health System
Thomas first joined Oschner in 1998, and served as president and chief operating officer for 14 years until becoming CEO in 2012. Thomas has led the academic health system towards the path of AI and digital tools, a culture of care and empathy. Thomas is focused on innovation through growth and development, which is evident as the health system acquired six hospitals and formed strategic partnerships and affiliations. In September, Ochsner announced merging with Lafayette General Health.