Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate.
Bradley (Brad) Goodson is the Chief Executive Officer for OMC - New Orleans. He previous served as SVP and COO of OMC - New Orleans. Prior to that role, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Ochsner Medical Center -- North Shore and led the integration and growth efforts with all existing as well as potential Ochsner Health Network (OHN) partners on the North Shore and in the neighboring Mississippi market and expansion of clinic operations in Covington. He originally joined Ochsner Baptist Medical Center as Vice President of Operations in May 2008 and was named Chief Executive Officer –Ochsner Baptist Medical Center in February 2011.
In 2012, Goodson assumed the role of System Vice President of Operational Transformation to focus on the “Prove Our Value” and “Cost Reduction” strategic initiatives for the system.
Goodson was raised in Charleston, South Carolina and graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in International Trade and Finance. From there he went on to earn his Master of Business Administration/Master of Health Administration from the University of Houston-Clearlake.
In June 2000, Goodson moved to Baton Rouge to complete his Administrative Residency at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, and upon completion of his residency, remained with Our Lady of the Lake as Managed Care Analyst. He also served at Biloxi Regional Medical Center as Director of Managed Care and at North Okaloosa Medical Center in Crestview, Florida as Assistant CEO/Interim CEO to the 110 bed hospital.
Goodson joined Ochsner Medical Center in November 2007 as the Assistant Administrator at Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner. In addition to his responsibilities as Vice President of Operations at Ochsner Baptist Medical Center, Goodson also served as Interim Vice President of Operations at Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank.
Goodson is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).