Touro Welcomes New Chief Executive Officer

NEW ORLEANS – Touro announced Manuel “Manny” Linares as the new president and chief executive officer.

Linares brings more than 30 years of healthcare leadership experience to Touro, New Orleans’ only community-based, faith-based hospital.

Details were shared in a press release.

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“With his experience in service line development and strategic planning, Manny will help continue Touro’s expansion and growth across all specialties,” said Greg Feirn, CEO, LCMC Health. “We couldn’t be more excited to have him on the team.”

Linares most recently served as market chief executive officer of Tenet Healthcare Corporation’s Miami-Dade and Broward, Florida market, which includes the 337-bed North Shore Medical Center and the 459-bed Florida Medical Center. During his tenure with Tenet, he spearheaded the launch of several high-acuity service lines and led his hospital to receiving a Five Star Rating for Heart Failure and the first Joint Commission accreditation for a chest pain center in Florida.

“It’s an honor to join an organization with such a rich history and deep roots in the community,” Linares said. “Touro provides quality services across the full continuum of care, and I look forward to supporting the continued growth of services and expanding our reach to better serve this community.”

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Linares earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Health Services Administration degrees from Florida International University in Miami, Florida.

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