Lafayette General Health has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for Associate Vice President of IT job candidates.

Lafayette General Health (LGH) is Acadiana’s largest non-profit, community-owned regional health system that owns or manages seven hospitals. (Acadiana is the official term for the south and southwest regions of Louisiana. Lafayette is regarded as the heart of Acadiana, which includes twenty-two parishes in total.)

The health system has over 4,500 employees, serving the south-central region of Louisiana by aligning with facilities across Acadiana. LGH is a founding member of the Ochsner Health Network. LGH was named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” in 2017.

Associate Vice President of IT Job Overview

The Associate Vice President of IT (AVP) at Lafayette General is an incredible opportunity for an experienced IT leader seeking a high-profile, collaborative position to join a growing and innovative multi-healthcare system. The AVP will report to an excellent CIO and assist in his mission to create a world-class health IT structure.

This position will be responsible for providing the long-range direction for information technology and finance functions. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. The AVP has overall responsibility for the proper implementation, monitoring, and maintenance of information systems and financial technology deployed at LGH and its subsidiaries/entities, as well as affiliates to support clinical, financial, medical records, administrative, strategic and other needs, in all operating environments.

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 12+ years of experience in managing complex healthcare environments as it relates to installation/administration & support of network, services, resources and systems.
  • Solid IT security background.
  • Multi-million dollar budget experience.
  • Management experience leading teams of 40+ people.
  • Broad range of technical competencies.
  • Current knowledge of information systems, trends, and development in the information technology field, as well as infrastructure and support needs for effective use of technology in healthcare.
  • Knowledge of project management frameworks.
  • Master’s degree highly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Studer principles is highly desired.
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Organization Overview

Lafayette General Health (LGH) is a healthcare system striving to build a regional healthcare network that delivers excellence in care and outcomes. LGH serves the south-central region of Louisiana by managing facilities across the nine-parish area of Acadiana.  LGH’s flagship hospital, Lafayette General Medical Center, in operation since 1911, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation that does not pay out any revenue to shareholders, as for-profits do.  LGH also owns or manages Lafayette General Surgical Hospital, St. Martin Hospital, University Hospital & Clinics, Lafayette Behavioral Health Unit and Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital, and has several affiliations with facilities across the region.

Position Highlights

Reporting to the EVP/Chief Executive Officer Lafayette General Medical Center, the CIO will work with other members of the executive staff to formulate system-wide strategies.  With LGH positioned to grow, the organization is seeking an individual with a strong history of accomplishments, bordering on an over-achiever. Although presently a department of 55, they recognize they are a bit lean and will need to expand. They will be implementing Cerner in the University Hospital