Our Lady of the Angels signs management agreement with Riverside Medical Center, names new Riverside CEO

Published 11:50 am Monday, August 15, 2016

Our Lady of Angels Hospital and Riverside Medical Center have contracted for management services of Riverside Medical Center effective Monday, Aug. 29.

“This is a great day for Washington Parish. This partnership provides the unique opportunity for our strong healthcare traditions to deliver enhanced coordination and quality of care for the patients we are privileged to serve,” said Rene Ragas, president and CEO of Our Lady of the Angels Hospital.

Our Lady of the Angels Hospital, a member of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, has hired Peter Sullivan, MBA, to oversee operations at Riverside Medical Center as CEO. Sullivan has more than 30 years of administrative healthcare experience within the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System – most recently serving as Service Line Administrator for Neuroscience, Orthopedics and Trauma at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.

“I look forward to serving alongside the talented team of professionals at Riverside Medical Center. The people of Franklinton have been very gracious. I am anxious to make the move to this wonderful community and make it my home,” Sullivan said.

“I am excited about this new chapter at Riverside Medical Center. The management contract aligns us with one of the largest providers of healthcare in the state,” said Brent King, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Riverside Medical Center. “Mr. Sullivan brings to us many years of administrative experience. We look forward to his leadership and the opportunity to provide expanded services for our citizens.

“I would like to commend Lesia McQueen for her leadership during this transition period. She and our entire team have done a great job, and the board appreciates their efforts.”