LCMC Health Chief of Staff Ayame Dinkler Receives National Recognition

Dinkler Included in Becker’s 2018 Rising Star in Healthcare

LCMC Health Chief of Staff has been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review, a national healthcare publication, as one of the 90 Rising Stars in 2018.

Individuals on this list have achieved executive positions at hospitals and health systems across the country, founded health IT companies and reached prominence within their organizations. Several are entrepreneurs and thought leaders in advancing patient outcomes and care management.

In selecting Dinkler, Becker’s highlighted Dinkler’s pivotal role in leading government affairs efforts at the federal, state and local levels for LCMC Health, and her collaboration with LCMC Health CEO Greg Feirn to execute key system priorities.

Dinkler joined LCMC Health in 2015 with more than a decade of public service experience at the federal and local government levels. Most recently, she served as Chief of Staff in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Washington, DC, where she worked closely with stakeholders in the public and private sectors on a range of cross-cutting public health, health information technology and health care initiatives.

Prior to joining HHS in 2014, Dinkler worked for the City of New Orleans where she served as Chief of Staff to Health Commissioner Dr. Karen DeSalvo. In this position, she developed expertise in health policy, health care access and finance, emergency management, external and intergovernmental affairs, and public health. She also spent a year in New Orleans Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu’s communications office.

LCMC Health is a Louisiana-based, non-profit healthcare system serving the needs of the people of Louisiana, the Gulf South, and beyond. The system employs over 8,200 individuals in the region, and has an annual volume of over 1 million outpatient visits and 245,000 emergency department visits per year.

View the full list here: Becker’s Hospital Review 2018 Rising Stars. For additional information about LCMC Health or its hospitals, please visit

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