Gregory C. Feirn

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As chief executive officer of LCMC Health, Greg Feirn heads one of the largest healthcare systems in the state, boasting over $1.3 billion in revenue and more than 8,200 employees and 2,100 physicians.

Originally from Wisconsin, Feirn joined the Children’s Hospital family in 1998 as the organization’s comptroller. When LCMC Health was established in 2009, he was chosen as chief financial officer before being promoted to president, then chief operating officer and ultimately to CEO in May 2014 at the age of 45.

The LCMC Health system operates five hospitals in its network including Children’s Hospital, Touro, New Orleans East Hospital, West Jefferson Medical Center and University Medical Center (UMC) in New Orleans, which opened in August 2015. The $1.2 billion facility is home of the Rev. Avery C. Alexander Academic Research Hospital.

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Feirn served as the lead negotiator for the public-private partnership with the state of Louisiana that created UMC. The facility contains the region’s only level 1 trauma center and trains more than 2,400 medical, dental, nursing and allied health students annually.

In December 2016, Becker’s Hospital Review, a national healthcare publication recognized Feirn as one of the top 135 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to know in 2016.

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