About Ochsner Health Network

What We Do

A leader in innovative healthcare delivery, Ochsner Health Network (OHN) comprises leading health systems, partner physician groups and affiliated community providers across the greater Gulf South region. OHN is the largest and most advanced clinically integrated network (CIN) in the region and brings select health providers together to improve quality and reduce costs.

The 3,500 primary care and specialty care physicians participating in OHN are focused on sharing knowledge, resources, processes and technology to:

  • Improve healthcare quality and patient outcomes
  • Center the care delivery model around the patient
  • Develop better coverage solutions for employers and patients
  • Improve efficiency, thereby reducing the total cost of care

Whom We Serve

Through our collaborative efforts, OHN is making a difference for the nearly 1 million patients our providers care for throughout our Gulf South communities each year. Together, through the power and scale of our contracting engine, we can structure insurance contracts, align payment mechanisms and deliver highly reliable, value-driven care for all our stakeholders. OHN’s “machinery” ensures that our patients and partners alike can thrive in a rapidly evolving healthcare environment.

Patients — When patients choose a physician within OHN, they are choosing care held to the highest of clinical performance standards. Their healthcare dollars go further, their health information is streamlined among their providers, and they gain access to a wealth of preventive, diagnostic, treatment-related and wellness-promoting resources.

Communities — With a keen focus on local communities, OHN is a physician-led network that improves population healthcare through collaboration, evidence-based clinical protocols and delivery of powerful analytics and big data insights.

Providers — For those providers seeking transitional pathways to embrace value-driven care — as fee-for-service contracts deteriorate — along with access to more patients, OHN delivers the supporting tools, analytical expertise and business mechanics for positioning like-minded providers for long-term clinical, operational and financial success.

Employers — OHN connects employers with lower-cost, higher-quality integrated care, along with digitally-powered wellness programs and access to a wide array of primary, urgent and occupational care services that they can offer their employees.

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Where We Operate

Our Partner Providers

OHN’s value proposition continues to deliver significant benefits for patients, providers, employers and insurers, alike. Our model is focused on keeping patients healthy and providing efficient, high-value care.*

405,633
OHN Value-based Lives

6
Value-based Agreements

30%
Provider Membership Growth

6
Partner Health Systems

27
Hospitals

277
Physician Practices

580
Locations

2,967
Total Physicians
(not including APPs)

411
Primary Care Physicians

1,486
Advanced Practice Professionals

2,385
Specialists

Our Health Network Providers

OHN Leadership Team

Meet Ochsner Health Network’s Steadfast Senior Leaders

These visionary leaders drive Ochsner Health Network’s mission to deliver a higher level of care, with greater access and lower costs, to our patients and the communities we serve.

Jeff Fernandez

Senior Vice President, Population Health and Chief Executive Officer, Ochsner Health Plan
As Senior Vice President, Population Health and Chief Executive Officer, Ochsner Health Plan, Jeff Fernandez seeks creative and innovative ways to improve community wellness, promote value-based care models and redefine primary care to drive positive outcomes.In his newly created position, Jeff will oversee the growth of the Ochsner Health Network, Louisiana’s largest clinically integrated network, continuing its successful focus on risk-based and value-based care delivery models, and the Ochsner Accountable Care Network, an Enhanced Track Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACO, which manages over 40,000 Medicare lives.
Fernandez also serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Ochsner Health Plan, which launched in 2021. He also leads Ochsner Health’s efforts in alternative care models such as Ochsner 65-Plus Clinics that empower caregivers and seniors to improve their overall health and outcomes.Fernandez began his career as an account executive for the previous Ochsner Health Plan of Louisiana from 1996 – 1998. He returned to the Ochsner family in 2022 with more than 20 years of experience in health plan operations, including sales, service, managed care and network contracting. Prior to rejoining Ochsner, he served as System Vice President of Humana’s Medicare West segment—responsible for Medicare Advantage operations in 17 states (including Louisiana) and more than 1 million members. His responsibilities also included leading their nationwide MarketPoint sales organization, where he was responsible for external, career and telesales distribution for Humana’s Medicare Advantage products.Fernandez received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from LSU, an MBA from the University of New Orleans, and then went on to achieve a law degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.

Eric Gallagher

Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer for Ochsner Health Network (OHN), Eric Gallagher is responsible for directing network and population health strategy and operations, including oversight of performance management operations, population health and care management programs, value-based analytics, OHN network development and administration, strategic program management and marketing and communications.

Prior to joining Ochsner in 2016, Eric held leadership positions in health care strategy and execution – including roles at Accenture, Tulane University Health System and Vanderbilt University and Medical Center.

A New Orleans native, Eric earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Business Administration from Tulane University.

Harry Reese

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Harry Reese brings 30 years of financial healthcare leadership experience to his role as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ochsner Health Network. Previously, Reese served as Chief Financial Officer of Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, Florida and President and Chief Operating Officer of Doctor’s Choice Home Health. He joined Ochsner Medical Center in 2010 as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance where he was responsible for the operating and capital budgets, financial and decision support, and strategic plan development. In 2016 Reese transitioned to Vice President of Ochsner’s Post-Acute and Home Care division where he was responsible for the performance and strategic planning of post-acute services and the development of innovative home-based programs.

A Long Island, New York native, Harry earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Hofstra University and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Central Florida. Harry is a graduate of the Health Management Academy’s Chief Financial Officer Fellows Program.

Mary Armstrong

Vice President of Managed Care
Mary Armstrong, Ochsner Health and Ochsner Health Network’s Vice President of Managed Care, has been with Ochsner for 12 years. Mary joined Ochsner in July 2005 as Director of Managed Care, was promoted to AVP, and then promoted to Vice President in 2012. Prior to joining Ochsner, Mary held managed care leadership roles with Humana Health Benefit Plan of Louisiana, Ochsner Health Plan, CIGNA, and Healthsource/Provident. Mary holds a Bachelor in Economics from Centenary College and a Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Sidney H. “Beau” Raymond, MD, FACP

Chief Medical Officer
Sidney “Beau” Raymond, MD, FACP serves as Chief Medical Officer for Ochsner Health Network, Ochsner Health’s clinically integrated network. A board-certified internist, he is responsible for the overall clinical performance and shared savings revenue across the Gulf South’s largest CIN. He also leads the Network’s physician recruitment and provider and partner engagement efforts and is a driving force behind Ochsner’s value-based care initiatives. Additionally, he serves as the Medical Director and Interim Executive Director of Ochsner Accountable Care Network (OACN), an Enhanced Track ACO in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).

Prior to joining Ochsner, Dr. Raymond was Vice President, Physician Practice Administrator and Chief Medical Information Officer at East Jefferson General Hospital. His experience included serving on the Steering Committee and later as a Board Member for Gulf South Quality Network. Beyond the administrative roles at EJGH, Dr. Raymond was involved with Medical Staff committees, including serving as Chief of Staff. He is also a Past President of the Jefferson Parish Medical Society and a founding member of The Medical Association of Southeast Louisiana (MASELA).

Dr. Raymond serves as a Board Member for Ochsner Health Plan and is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Loyola University, Medical Degree from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at LSU-New Orleans.

OHN Board of Directors

Pete November
Chief Executive Officer
Ochsner Health
Robert I. Hart, MD, FAAP, FACP
Chief Physician Officer and President, Ochsner Clinic
Ochsner Health
Michael Hulefeld
President and Chief Operating Officer
Ochsner Health
Leonardo Seoane, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer
Ochsner Health
Sidney H. “Beau” Raymond, MD FACP
Chief Medical Officer
Ochsner Health Network
Sandy Badinger, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Slidell Memorial Hospital - Slidell Division
Tiffany Murdock
Chief Executive Officer
Singing River Health System
Joan Coffman
President and Chief Executive Officer
St. Tammany Health System

Phyllis Peoples
Chief Executive Officer
Terrebonne General Medical Center

Randy Roth, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Singing River Health System

Amanda Logue, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Ochsner Lafayette General

Nicole McKee, MD
Medical Director of Integration & Quality
Terrebonne General Health System

Patrick W. Gandy, Jr., MBA, CPA
Chief Executive Officer
Ochsner Lafayette General

Louis Jeansonne, MD
Chief Medical Information Officer
Ochsner Health
Timothy Riddell, MD
Family Medicine
Ochsner Center – Covington

Aldo Russo, MD
Gastroenterology
Ochsner Health Center – Baton Rouge

Charles James Fox III, MD
Anesthesiology
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport – Academic Medical Center

Matthew McElveen, MD
Hematology/Oncology
Slidell Memorial Hospital

Patrick Torcson, MD
Internal Medicine – Hospitalist
St Tammany Health System

Christopher Achee, MD
Family Medicine
Family Medicine Clinic of JALH

Chaillie Daniel, MD
Family Medicine
Daniel Clinic
*Numbers based on OHN’s 2020 Annual Report
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