The Board of Commissioners has appointed Lana Francis as Interim Chief Executive Officer of LaSalle General Hospital effective January 5, 2015. Mrs. Francis replaces Douglas A. Newman, who is leaving the hospital to pursue semi-retirement after serving as Chief Executive Officer since April 2012.
Mrs. Francis came to LaSalle General Hospital in 1980 and has since been an integral part of the Administrative Team, serving under seven CEOs. This, in itself, speaks highly of her knowledge and ability to more than capably fill this role. She has seen and dealt with many changes in the healthcare industry during her tenure and the Board feels she has the necessary assets to face these challenges.
Lana noted that “LaSalle General Hospital has been a successful organization because of the past leadership, the support of the community and all who work here. We will continue to rely on these strengths as we move forward in the ever changing field of healthcare."
Lana is married to Tommy Francis and they have two sons, Russ, married to Samantha, Ryan, and three grandchildren, Ava, TJ and Amelia.
Lasalle General Hospital
187 9th Street Jena, Louisiana 71342 Phone: 318.992.9200