One on One with Roxane Townsend, MD, CEO of LSU Healthcare Services Division

Roxane A. Townsend, MD

Roxane A. Townsend, MD, CEO of the LSU Health Care Services Division

In her role as Assistant Vice President for Health Systems with the Louisiana State University System Dr. Townsend works with the system’s 10 hospitals and their
clinics in the development of operational strategies and system-wide policies. As part of this role, she is also serving in interim capacities as the CEO of the Interim LSU Public Hospital in New Orleans, Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge, and as CEO of the LSU Health Care Services Division. Prior to joining LSU, in September of 2007, Dr. Townsend was appointed by Governor Blanco to serve as the Secretary for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH). She also served DHH as the Medicaid Medical Director and Deputy Secretary, and Chief Operating Officer.
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