Ochsner Medical Center – Hancock names new CEO

Ochsner Health has named Wilson Thomas as Chief Executive Officer for Ochsner Medical Center- Hancock and Hancock’s affiliated Health Centers on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Thomas, a native of Mobile, most recently served as Project CEO for Community Health Systems, based in Tennessee.

“Ochsner Health is excited to welcome Wilson Thomas as the new CEO of the Ochsner hospital in Hancock County and Hancock’s affiliated clinics on the Coast,” said John Herman, CEO for Ochsner Health-Northshore Region.

“Wilson’s leadership, management and hospital experience will be invaluable to Hancock patients and staff as we work to expand our operations and specialty healthcare options.  The success and growth we’ve experienced over the last few years at Hancock is a testament to our commitment to our patients and the communities on the coast. On behalf of all of the physicians, nurses, employees and myself, we look forward to working with Wilson in providing excellent healthcare to the people of Hancock County and beyond.”

Thomas’ distinguished career began in lower Alabama and saw progressively responsible healthcare positions in Texas, Arkansas, Florida, Virginia and now back home on the Gulf Coast.

Thomas holds an undergraduate degree from the University of South Alabama, as well as a Masters of Business Administration from Troy University.

Ochsner Medical Center- Hancock is a licensed 102-bed facility created as a service district hospital in 1960. Wilson Thomas starts as CEO on Tuesday and fills the seat made vacant with former CEO Alan Hodges’ retirement.

For more information on Ochsner Medical Center- Hancock and Ochsner Health, visit www.ochsner.org/hancock.

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