Our Lady Health System names new CEO

Published 12:03 am Friday, January 12, 2018

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Louisiana’s largest Catholic healthcare organization, announced Wednesday that Michael J. McBride, FACHE, will succeed John J. Finan Jr., as president and Chief Executive Officer effective February 19, 2018. The announcement is made by Sr. Barbara Arceneaux, Regional Minister, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady and ministry sponsors and James Moore, Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System is the parent company of hospitals and healthcare services across the state of Louisiana including Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, and St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales.
“Mike McBride’s experience in Catholic healthcare brings a unique and exciting complement to the accomplished leadership of our ministry teams,” Moore said. “Clearly his faith and personal values have been foundational to his success as he has worked closely with his physicians and team members to achieve high-performance results.”
“Our Sisters have served families in Louisiana for more than a century and we are deeply committed to continue God’s call, especially to those most in need,” Arceneaux said. “Healthcare today has tremendous opportunity to impact and improve many lives. How we use those opportunities as we express compassion to each person is the challenge we will meet together. We have been blessed with the tremendous leadership of John Finan for the last 21 years and we look forward to honoring his career upon his retirement and welcoming Mr. McBride to our ministry and to our state.”
McBride joins Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System from CHI St. Luke’s Health in Houston, Texas, where he has most recently served as Senior Vice President and President Suburban Hospitals with responsibilities for their six hospitals in the Houston region as a member of the CHI Texas senior leadership team. McBride is also an accomplished executive for population health management and clinical network development having served as President/CEO for St. Mary’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colo., a pioneer organization in these transformational models of care. McBride served the CHRISTUS Health ministry in Texas for more than 15 years where he held numerous leadership roles with multiple hospital accountabilities. In every leadership role, he has consistently accomplished year-over-year improvements in patient safety, employee safety, clinical quality and patient satisfaction.
McBride earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He completed his Administrative Residency with Methodist Hospitals of Dallas. He is a Fellow with American College of Healthcare Executives and has earned the Regent’s Award for Early Career. He is the past Board Chair for the Colorado Hospital Association and currently serves as a member on the Texas Hospital Association Council on Policy Development. He is a Board member of the Salvation Army of Houston and member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Community.
The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System brings together outstanding clinicians, the most advanced technology and research to ensure all persons served receive the highest quality and safest care possible. This commitment is grounded in a history more than 100 years strong, and reflected today by the health system’s strategic vision of transforming healthcare through superior performance and exceptional experiences. As a non-profit, mission-focused Catholic healthcare ministry, special emphasis is given to those most in need.
Headquartered in Baton Rouge, the health system serves families across Louisiana through a network of hospitals, ambulatory clinics, physicians, graduate medical education, senior services, nursing homes, wellness services and community outreach. Through the more than 14,000 team members and 2,000 active medical staff, care is provided to half of Louisiana’s citizens.