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Greg Feirn, LCMC Health CEO, named a “Driving Force” by CityBusiness

Greg Feirn, LCMC Health CEO, named a “Driving Force” by CityBusiness

New Orleans, LA – Greg Feirn, LCMC Health CEO, has been named a “Driving Force” in our community by New Orleans CityBusiness. In conjunction with the publication’s 40th anniversary, it is honoring 40 iconic leaders who have made significant contributions to the economic development of the New Orleans area. The publication states the honorees have moved our community forward through their energy, innovative ideas, achievements, and commitment to excellence.

Greg has led an incredible change in the healthcare landscape of our city, leading the formation of LCMC Health, a five-hospital system that today includes Children’s Hospital New Orleans, Touro, University Medical Center, New Orleans East Hospital, and West Jefferson Medical Center. As CEO, he provides strategic leadership and direction across all locations.

“Building on the strengths of a world-class children’s hospital, LCMC Health has become a leading network of Louisiana hospitals and primary care clinics that provide quality healthcare to children and adults alike, said Trey Reymond, Chairman, LCMC Health Board of Trustees. “Greg provides the direction and leadership that allow every member of the LCMC Health team to excel. Without his vision, leadership, compassion, and drive, LCMC Health would not be the amazing success story that is has become.”

Greg brings over 26 years of healthcare leadership experience to the table, drawing on his knowledge and expertise to lead the way for both our system and industry. After 11 years in leadership at Children’s Hospital New Orleans, Greg turned his focus to building a health system that could truly serve the diverse needs of the New Orleans community. As part of this vision, Greg served as the head negotiator when Children’s Hospital acquired Touro Infirmary and provided instrumental leadership during the formation of LCMC Health.

After spending several years as the new system’s CFO and COO, Greg was appointed CEO of LCMC Health in 2014 and has ensured that LCMC Health grows with an emphasis on innovation, personalized care, and the adaptability needed to succeed in a changing healthcare environment.

His role as CEO was never more vital than over the recent months as our community and the world dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic. His leadership not only served as a source of inspiration to LCMC Health employees working on the front-line in our hospitals, he also managed the financial strain the system faced, preserving jobs and working to ensure a strong future for our community and patients.

Greg has also been instrumental in leading the negotiations and strategic planning to add East Jefferson General Hospital to our family of hospitals, preserving healthcare for the East Bank of Jefferson Parish and allowing patients to continue to seek care from their EJGH teams.

In addition to his expertise in strategy, hospital operations, financial accounting, investment portfolio management, and academic research, Greg is passionate about driving change in the way Louisiana handles healthcare spending. He’s shaped LCMC Health as an example of a system that’s focused on reducing costs, while continuously striving to provide the best possible care and experience for the New Orleans community.

Originally from Wisconsin, Greg has fully immersed himself in the New Orleans community, playing key leadership roles in a variety of local programs, including serving on the boards of Greater New Orleans, Inc., Metairie Park Country Day School, the Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region, New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Louisiana Hospital Association. For additional information about LCMC Health or its hospitals, please visit www.lcmchealth.org.

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About LCMC Health Established in 2009, LCMC Health is a Louisiana-based, not-for-profit hospital system serving the healthcare needs of the Gulf Coast region. LCMC Health currently manages Children’s Hospital, Touro, New Orleans East Hospital, University Medical Center New Orleans and West Jefferson Medical Center.