Interim LSU Public Hospital (New Orleans)
The LSU Health System’s Health Care Services Division is conducting a nationwide search for a Chief Executive Officer of Interim LSU Public Hospital to be at the forefront of the creation of the world-class LSU Academic Medical Center. This teaching and research medical center will be the centerpiece of the resurgence of Post-Katrina New Orleans.
LSU is building this $1.2 billion, hurricane-hardened, academic medical center for medical, dental, and allied health education; twenty-first century health care; and bioscience research. It will have a Level 1 trauma center and Level III Regional Neonatal Referral Center.
LSU and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are pursuing a partnership to build their respective hospitals, side by side, in downtown New Orleans, near the LSU and Tulane schools of medicine, on a 70-acre site.
The close proximity of the two hospitals will continue the long relationship of staffs of the medical schools and VA serving the educational and health care needs of each other.
The combined two-hospital $2 billion project has numerous benefits, including the opportunity for the medical center to be an anchor in the developing biomedical research corridor in downtown New Orleans and a national center for bioscience research.
Architects are drawing the blueprints now. Doors will open in 2013.
Interim LSU Public Hospital
The CEO will also oversee the day-to-day operations of the Interim LSU Public Hospital, a 285 bed facility with the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level III Neonatal Referral Center.
The hospital specializes in medical/surgical care, ICU, maternal/child care, and mental health, including 20 Mental Health Emergency Room Extension beds, a 20-bed detox unit, and an additional 38 inpatient mental-health beds at the LSU DePaul campus.
The hospital also operates six community based clinics in the metro area, one school-based clinic, and 38 specialty clinics.
The enterprise has 2,500 employees and, in fiscal year 2007-2008, had 11,941 inpatient admissions, 46,628 ED visits, and 218,712 outpatient visits.
Approximately 260 residents and fellows and 670 students in nursing and allied health programs were trained at the hospital in fiscal year 2007-2008.
The Interim LSU Public Hospital has strong affiliations with the LSU and Tulane health sciences centers; Xavier, Dillard and Southern universities; and the Ochsner Health System.
The hospital is also involved in the development of the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium, a $90 million state-of-the-art cancer research facility that will be located in the heart of the New Orleans medical research district.
The LSU Health Care Services Division
The Interim LSU Public Hospital is part of the LSU Health Care Services Division (HCSD) is one of the largest public health care delivery systems in the country. The seven hospitals and hundreds of clinics in the HCSD system have over 31,000 admissions, 180,000 patient days, 981,000 outpatient visits, and over 270,000 emergency department visits annually. In the past decade, HCSD has implemented a nationally recognized, evidence-based disease management program, improving health care outcomes for its patient population.
HCSD is part of the LSU Health System, which also operates three hospitals in north Louisiana.
The CEO is responsible for:
The CEO Nominating Committee invites letters of nomination, applications (letter of interest, complete CV, and references), or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting LSU Health System. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications be submitted prior to March 18, 2009 to:
LSU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER
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