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Beth Walker

Chief Executive Officer, Ochsner Baptist

Beth currently serves as Chief Executive Officer at Ochsner Baptist- a Campus of Ochsner Medical Center. Prior to that she served as the Chief Operating Officer - Ambulatory Clinics at OMC - Jefferson Highway. Originally from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Beth relocated to New Orleans in 2002 to participate in Ochsner's Administrative Fellowship program. She has since spent her career at Ochsner, working both on the North Shore and at OMC, touching almost all clinical departments at various levels of responsibility within operations.

In 2013, Beth was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of twelve "Up and Comers" and in 2015, by Becker's Hospital Review as a "Rising Star: 25 Healthcare Leaders Under 40." Becker's has also recognized her for four years running as one of the "Women Hospitals and Healthcare Systems Need to Know." She is a graduate of GE's Health Management Academy Fellowship and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

Beth is very active in the local community. She serves on the Board of Directors for the World Trade Center of New Orleans, Discovery Health Sciences Foundation, and the  Jefferson Parish Chamber of Commerce, where she recently completed her service as Chair of the Government Committee. She is also a long-term member of the Junior League of New Orleans.