BAY ST. LOUIS -- The Hancock Medical Board of Trustees named Thomas K. Steiner the Chief Executive Officer at Hancock Medical. He is employed by the Ochsner Health System, which recently signed a two-year agreement to manage the Hancock County hospital.
Steiner comes to Hancock Medical with more than 20 years of progressive leadership experience in healthcare management. Most recently, he was the Administrative Representative supporting Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro, Georgia, where he worked as an independent contractor to assist in turn-around efforts for that facility. His prior experience includes Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Delaware, as well as Vice President, Administrator, and Director for Springhill Medical Center in Mobile, Alabama. Steiner holds a Master's of Science in Health Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), served as a Board member for the UAB Alumni program, and is a guest lecturer in the Executive Doctoral Program. He is also a certified Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).
"I cannot begin to adequately describe how excited I am to be selected as CEO at Hancock Medical," said Steiner. "It is truly an honor to be part of the Hancock Medical team and the Ochsner Health System."
Steiner began his duties as CEO on Monday, April 7.
In September 2013 Ochsner signed an interim management agreement with Hancock Medical. In February 2014 the agreement was formalized and extended for two years. Hancock Medical Board of Trustees President J. Larry Ladner said Hancock County's hospital is in great hands under Ochsner's leadership and with the addition of its new CEO.
"This relationship ensures continued high quality services and affordable healthcare for residents of Hancock County and surrounding communities and it will also provide specialty services between Hancock Medical and Ochsner that are not available at Hancock Medical today," said Ladner. "We are excited about our hospital's future and we appreciate being able to add CEO Thomas Steiner to the team."
Hancock Medical is a not-for-profit hospital accredited by The Joint Commission. A dedicated group of more than 100 physicians representing a broad spectrum of medical specialties make up Hancock Medical Center’s active and consulting medical staffs. Combined with the dedication of more than 300 professional staff members, the Hancock Medical health care team strives to provide the highest quality medical care to the patients it serves. Hancock Medical’s mission is to be the community’s health resource.
Ochsner Health System is southeast Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by nine hospitals, both owned and managed, and more than 40 health centers in Louisiana. Ochsner has been named the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 17 consecutive years and is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across eight specialty categories. Ochsner employs more than 14,000 employees, over 900 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts over 300 clinical research trials annually. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.