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Touro Infirmary Appoints New President and CEO, Susan E. Andrews

Susan E. Andrews joined Touro Infirmary as President and Chief Executive Officer on July 20, 2015. Ms. Andrews is an accomplished senior healthcare executive with more than 30 years of experience and succeeds Jim Montgomery, who was recently appointed President & Chief Operating Officer at LCMC Health.

“Ms. Andrews is a seasoned healthcare executive whose leadership style combines strategic vision with a hands-on approach to daily operations. She brings a wealth of experience and an in-depth understanding of the New Orleans community and healthcare market,” says Greg Feirn, Chief Executive Officer of LCMC Health.

Ms. Andrews has extensive experience managing hospitals and healthcare operations in a variety of capacities, including president, chief executive officer and chief operating officer. Most recently, Ms. Andrews served as CEO for Valley Regional Medical Center, an affiliate of Hospital Corporation of America, since 2012.

Prior to that position, Ms. Andrews served in several other leadership roles, including Chief Operating Officer for Corpus Christi Medical Center where she oversaw three medical hospitals, one psychiatric hospital, a cancer center and a free-standing emergency department. Locally, Ms. Andrews worked at Tulane University and Hospital, where she served as the Vice President of DePaul, and later assumed operations of their Transplant Service Line.

Ms. Andrews earned a bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in marketing from Corpus Christi State University and received a master of business administration from Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi.

“Touro is a hospital with a rich history and an important legacy committed to serving New Orleans. I am excited to be a part of Touro’s tradition of community service. Moving back to New Orleans is like moving home for me,” says Ms. Andrews.

Jim Montgomery, was recently appointed President and Chief Operating Officer for LCMC Health. Mr. Montgomery joined Touro in 2005. Prior to that, he served as Chief Executive Officer at Corpus Christi Medical Center, an affiliate of Hospital Corporation of America.

To request an interview with Ms. Andrews, call the Touro Marketing Office at 504-897-8263.