LCMC Health Names Dawn Zell Wright Chief Human Resources Officer

NEW ORLEANS – Dawn Zell Wright is the new chief human resources officer at LCMC Health. 

In previous roles at other healthcare organizations, she has worked to align operations strategy with business goals, develop leaders, and drive sustainable organizational improvements.

“Dawn Zell Wright is a transformative leader who has played a key role in bringing together complex, growing healthcare systems through her strategic partnerships,” said Greg Feirn, LCMC Health CEO. “Her ability to foster highly reliable organizations for patient outcomes, employee experience, and community impact makes her a perfect fit for LCMC Health. We are thrilled to welcome her to our team.” 

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Wright joined Christus Health in November 2021 as system vice president of human resources operations. Prior to that, she served as vice president of human resources for the northcentral region of Pennsylvania at UPMC and director of human resources for CommonSpirit Health’s Catholic Health Initiatives Texas division. She also is a litigator and defense attorney specializing in minority rights issues.

“As a passionate advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, Dawn is focused on removing artificial barriers and building a sustainable pipeline of diverse and inclusive healthcare leaders reflective of the communities served,” said an LCMC spokesperson. “Her legal and HR background equips her with a unique perspective, making her a valuable asset to the LCMC Health team.”

Wright earned her undergraduate degree in behavioral science from Concordia University Texas, an MBA from West Texas A&M, and a Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University School of Law. She is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.

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“Wright’s experience includes designing, creating, building and implementing high-functioning, consistent, centralized, agile human resources services and teams,” said an LCMC spokesperson. “Her approach leverages best practices and standardizations to deliver best-in-class solutions, positioning organizations to create incredible employee experiences, lead the market as a best place to work, and realize sustainable growth with financial excellence.”

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