Ochsner names new Hancock Medical CEO
By Echo Staff
Apr 8, 2014, 19:32
The Hancock Medical Board of Trustees on Monday announced it has named Thomas K. Steiner the CEO at Hancock Medical Center. He is employed by the Ochsner Health System, which recently signed a two-year agreement to manage the Hancock County hospital.
The board on Tuesday hosted a reception at the hospital cafeteria for community leaders to meet and greet Steiner.
“I cannot begin to adequately describe how excited I am to be selected as CEO at Hancock Medical,” Steiner said Tuesday. “It is truly an honor to be part of the Hancock Medical team and the Ochsner Health System.”
Steiner comes to Hancock Medical with more than 20 years of progressive leadership experience in healthcare management. Most recently, he was the Administrative Representative supporting Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro, Georgia, where he worked as an independent contractor to assist in turn-around efforts for that facility. His prior experience includes Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Delaware, as well as Vice President, Administrator, and Director for Springhill Medical Center in Mobile, Alabama. Steiner holds a Master's of Science in Health Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), served as a Board member for the UAB Alumni program, and is a guest lecturer in the Executive Doctoral Program. He is also a certified Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).
Steiner began his duties as CEO on Monday, April 7. He is married to Joscelin, and the couple has three sons, Camp (6th grade), Will (3rd grade), and James (1st grade).
In September 2013 Ochsner signed an interim management agreement with Hancock Medical. In February 2014 the agreement was formalized and extended for two years. Hancock Medical Board of Trustees President J. Larry Ladner said Hancock County’s hospital is in great hands under Ochsner’s leadership and with the addition of its new CEO.
“This relationship ensures continued high quality services and affordable healthcare for residents of Hancock County and surrounding communities and it will also provide specialty services between Hancock Medical and Ochsner that are not available at Hancock Medical today,” said Ladner. “We are excited about our hospital’s future and we appreciate being able to add CEO Thomas Steiner to the team.”