BATON ROUGE, LA – Ochsner Health System has named Eric McMillen Chief Executive Officer of the system’s Greater Baton Rouge locations. McMillen had been serving as Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer since former CEO Mitch Wasden resigned for another position this summer.
McMillen has been with Ochsner since 2000 serving in a variety of roles including Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge Chief Operating Officer, Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge Assistant Administrator and Director of Clinical Services in New Orleans. Prior to joining Ochsner he was the Assistant Administrator for Vermillion Rehabilitation Hospital in Abbeville. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Services from LSU Medical Center in New Orleans and an MBA from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
“We conducted a thorough search for our next Baton Rouge area CEO and are confident that Eric is the best person for the job,” said Mike Hulefeld, Ochsner Health System Chief Operating Officer. “Eric’s experience and knowledge of this region are invaluable and will keep the momentum we’ve established in Baton Rouge going.”
Ochsner has been in a state of growth recently with several new locations established over the last few years and more planned, including Ochsner Health Center – Harding Boulevard and a free-standing emergency department in Iberville Parish. Including the new Harding Boulevard location, Ochsner now has seven local health centers and one full service acute care hospital located at I-12 and O’Neal Lane.
“I am truly humbled by this opportunity and I look forward to working with our physicians and staff to continue to provide quality healthcare services to residents in the Baton Rouge area,” said McMillen.
About Ochsner’s Baton Rouge services:
Ochsner’s Baton Rouge services include six local health centers and Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge, a full service acute care hospital located at I-12 and O’Neal Lane. Ochsner employs more than 1,000 locally, including nearly 100 physicians. Ochsner Baton Rouge is a part of Ochsner Health System, southeast Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system. For more information, please visit www.ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.