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Fast Lani 2022

Lani Fast

Chief Executive Officer, St. Bernard Parish Hospital

Lani Fast is the Chief Executive Officer for St. Bernard Parish Hospital, a facility managed by Ochsner Health. Lani has more than 16 years of experience in healthcare and has worked at Ochsner Health since 2010. Prior to joining the leadership team at SBPH, Lani worked closely with local CEOs on Ochsner’s partnership and integration of both St. Bernard Parish Hospital and Ochsner Medical Center – Hancock. As assistant vice president of clinic operations for Ochsner – Northshore and the Mississippi Gulf Coast Region, she supported system operations in Slidell, Pearl River, Chalmette, Covington, Bay St. Louis, and Diamondhead, Miss.

During her tenure as associate administrator of SBPH, Lani and her team recruited providers spanning 15 services, bringing high quality care to local residents including the opening of a new health center at the SBPH Medical Office Building with a multi-specialty clinic and women’s services. The hospital made $10 million in capital improvements and purchased new equipment to ensure the best care for patients. Additionally, SBPH has received numerous recent accolades and recognition, including an ‘A’ Spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grade by The Leapfrog Group and recently awarded a Top Workplaces 2022 honor by The New Orleans Advocate and The Times-Picayune.

Lani serves as secretary of The Greater New Orleans Women’s Healthcare Executive Network and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and of The Rotary Club of St. Bernard. She is also a graduate of Leadership St. Bernard through the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce, as well as the recipient of the Ochsner Executive Award—Up & Coming Leader of The Year (2017) and Ochsner’s Quality Project of the Year (2011). 

Lani holds a master’s degree in organizational communication with a concentration in public relations from Southeastern Louisiana University and a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of New Orleans.