Tulane Medical Center Welcomes New Chief Operating Officer

Jyric Sims

Jyric Sims, an experienced healthcare executive with leadership experience in nationally ranked academic and for profit medical centers, joins Tulane Medical Center as the Chief Operating Officer on December 15, 2014. 


Sims comes to TMC after serving nearly two years as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of HCA affiliate, St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Lucie, Florida. While at St. Lucie Medical Center, Jyric was instrumental in leading operations, hospital staffing, and over $20 million in construction projects of the 229-bed medical center including expanding the Emergency Department by 16,000 square feet. Prior to this post, he completed the Executive Development Program with HCA serving as Associate Chief Operating Officer II and Ethics and Compliance Officer of HCA affiliate, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster, Texas and served over 4 years as Director and Administrative Fellow at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Additionally, Jyric has held progressive administrative posts at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, Sentara Health System in Norfolk, Virginia, Gadsden Regional Medical Center in Gadsden, Alabama, and the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Jyric holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is board certified in healthcare management as a fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives and a certified Project Manager as a PMP by the Project Management Institute. Sims is very active in the community serving on the board of directors of multiple organization's including the Louisiana State University National Diversity Advisory Board


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“I am excited to be returning to my home state of Louisiana and joining the Tulane Medical Center team this December,” Sims said. “I am honored to be part of such a distinguished academic medical center and look forward to serving the New Orleans community.”



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Tulane Health System is an acclaimed teaching, research and medical system serving the greater New Orleans area. Tulane has more than 500 credentialed physicians who provide leading-edge care, ranging from primary to tertiary to quaternary. Facilities in the New Orleans area include Tulane Medical Center, Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children, Tulane Pediatrics, Tulane Cancer Center Comprehensive Clinic, Tulane Transplant Institute, Tulane Multispecialty Center Metairie, Tulane Multispecialty Center Uptown, Tulane Multispecialty Center Downtown and the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine. Tulane Health System is a partnership jointly owned by HCA and Tulane University. For more information, please visit www.TulaneHealthcare.com or call 1-800-588-5800.


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