River Parishes Hospital CEO resigns position

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 16, 2007


Editor and Publisher

LAPLACE – The CEO of River Parishes Hospital (RPH) has confirmed he has resigned his position at the St. John medical facility.

Scott Boudreaux, CEO at RPH for almost three years, said he has resigned to take a position with Ochsner Health Systems on the North Shore.

Boudreaux will be vice president of the North Shore operations for Ochsner, giving him an opportunity to continue in his current line of work, but work in the community in which he has lived since the hurricane.

&#8220I have loved my time here at River Parishes Hospital, and am proud of our accomplishments the last three years, especially the evacuation and how quickly we returned to operation after the hurricane,” he said. &#8220I’m also proud of the fact that the last three years we have upgraded diagnostic technology in nearly every major area.

&#8220I will clearly miss relationships I have developed with so many of the employees and physicians here. This is a wonderful bunch to work with and I’m going to miss them,” he added.

Boudreaux was formerly the CEO for two hospitals in Montgomery, Ala., and also had worked as the CFO and COO for four years with Memorial Hospital in New Orleans.

Lifepoint Hospitals Division President Jess Judy will be handling the search for a new CEO for River Parishes Hospital, however no timetable is set about how quickly a decision will be made.