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LCMC Health congratulates staff recognized as healthcare “Ones to Watch”

LCMC Health is proud of the seven individuals across the LCMC Health system recognized as Healthcare “Ones to Watch” in the February 1, 2019 issue of New Orleans CityBusiness.

The “Ones to Watch” include:

Bill Masterton, Market CEO, LCMC Health

Bill Masterton has been appointed to a newly-created role at LCMC Health as Health Market CEO, overseeing the operational and financial performance of the system’s four adult hospitals: University Medical Center New Orleans (UMC), Touro, West Jefferson Medical Center, and New Orleans East Hospital. As the second highest ranking executive at LCMC Health, he will provide leadership and direction for the continued success of these hospitals and moving the system forward as it continues to grow in both bricks and mortar and human capital. Masterton was promoted to this position from his role as CEO of University Medical Center, where he secured state funding in the “UMC is Vital” campaign and led the hospital through tremendous growth and expansion. Masterton has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA from the University of South Florida.

Ellis Arjmand, Surgeon-in-chief, Children’s Hospital

Dr. Ellis Arjmand has been appointed to the newly created position of surgeon-in-chief for Children’s Hospital. In this capacity, he will be charged with providing oversight of all surgical service lines and will develop and implement a strategic vision and direction that will lead to continued growth of high-quality surgical services there. Arjmand joins Children’s from Texas Children’s Hospital, where he served as chief of the otolaryngology service, director of faculty development and practice standards for the Department of Surgery, and associate medical director of the hospital’s Evidence-Based Outcomes Center. He is also a professor of otolaryngology and pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, where he held the Bobby Alford Endowed Chair in Pediatric Otolaryngology. He earned his bachelor’s degree, medical degree and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Arjmand completed his otolaryngology residency and pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He also holds a Master of Medical Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Alexis Morvant, Medical Director of Pediatric Palliative Care (PPC), Children’s Hospital

Dr. Alexis Morvant is the new medical director of Children’s Hospital’s expanding palliative care program, an interdisciplinary subspecialty which begins at any stage of a serious illness as early as diagnosis. The goal is to optimize quality of life, making each day the best it can be. PPC is not synonymous with end-of-life care or hospice. In pediatrics, nearly 75 percent of patients are still living at one year from the time of initial consultation and can live well while receiving PPC for decades. Morvant previously served as assistant professor in the Ambulatory Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine Division at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine. A native of Thibodaux, she attended LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine and completed pediatric residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center before joining Harvard Medical School’s Interprofessional Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship Program – Pediatric Track. She also holds a master’s degree in Medical Ethics from Loyola Marymount University.

Dr. Candace Robinson, Medical Director, Emergency Department, New Orleans East Hospital
A native of New Orleans East, Dr. Candace Robinson oversees New Orleans East Hospital’s increasingly busy ER that served over 35,000 patients in 2018. She has been instrumental in creating an efficient workflow that focuses on quality care and has decreased patient wait times. Robinson is a member of many professional societies including American Academy of Emergency Medicine, American College of Emergency Physicians, American Medical Association, Louisiana State Medical Society, Orleans Parish Medical Society and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Robinson received the AAEM and ACEP Special Commendation for Meritorious Service during Hurricane Katrina in Recovery Efforts. She also received awards from the U.S. Army 14th Division Combat Support, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the ICE award for hurricane recovery assistance. Robinson participates on several peer review boards throughout the city. She volunteers with Girl Scout Troop 1351 and with the Medical Doctor Panel for Xavier University.

Dr. Jennifer McGee, General surgeon, NOLA Physicians Group, New Orleans East Hospital

Dr. Jennifer McGee has been in the medical field for over 13 years, providing life-saving surgeries to thousands of patients. McGee is a General Surgeon with great expertise in transplant surgeries and has held positions and fellowships in transplant research. McGee’s academic, clinical and administrative experience is expansive and includes activities such as hosting didactic lectures for medical students and residents; speaking at medical engagements for Tulane University’s Pre-Medical Society, the Tulane University Rudolph Matas Surgical Society and the Network of Minority Research Investigators Workshop in Houston; grant reviewer for the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities; and a member of the Data Advisory Committee for the “Health Status of Women and Girls in New Orleans.” McGee has received numerous honors and awards including the Tulane Department of Surgery Teaching Award and the Tulane Life Support Training Center Certificate of Excellence. She was invited to speak at the fifth annual Meeting of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences, “The Impact of Gender in Kidney Transplantation,” in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. McGee is a member of the American Medical Association, American Society of Transplantation and the Network of Minority Research Investigators, NIDDK/NIH.

Stephen Baldwin, Chief Operating Officer, Touro

Stephen Baldwin has been a member of the Touro family since 2014, serving as vice president of operations responsible for directing, planning and organizing the clinical support and service departments for the hospital. This included pharmacy, radiology, information systems, laboratory, ambulatory surgery center, academic-related clinics and oncology services. In October of 2018, he accepted the position of chief operating officer for Touro.

He has helped to grow Touro over the past few years. He has directed measures to increase OP radiology scans by 15.4 percent in 2016 versus 2015. He also worked to increase ambulatory surgical case volume by 19.4 percent in 2015 versus 2014. Prior to joining Touro, Baldwin spent 14 years working at Tulane Medical Center/HCA, including nine years in senior management roles. He also held previous positions over hospital operations and Tulane’s cancer program. Additionally, he worked to rebuild Tulane after Hurricane Katrina. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Academy of Medical Administrators. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Louisiana State University and his Master of Health Administration degree from Tulane.

Dr. Andrew Siegel, Internal Medicine and General Pediatrics Specialist, Touro

Dr. Andrew Siegel joined the Touro family more than three years ago where his practice has quickly grown. A California native, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in genetics from the University of California. He received his Master of Science degree in pharmacology and medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine – pediatrics at Tulane University Hospitals and Clinics. Siegel is fluent in English, Spanish and French. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians and American Medical Association.