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Dawn Pevey

Dawn Pevey, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC

CEO, System Centers of Excellence & Service Lines, Ochsner Health

Dawn Pevey is CEO, System Centers of Excellence & Service Lines for Ochsner Health. Dawn oversees Cancer Services, Cardiology, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Women’s Services, and Primary Care. Dawn leads our service line teams to drive high-quality, consistent and affordable care across our system.

Dawn has been an outstanding leader with Ochsner serving most recently as System VP of Service Lines. She previously served as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Baton Rouge region where she and the Baton Rouge team have led significant achievements in employee engagement, growth in service lines, patient satisfaction, and quality and safety. In addition to her Baton Rouge responsibilities, Dawn has served as the System Chair for Nursing where she has coordinated patient care and nursing initiatives across the system, including seven hospitals throughout the Baton Rouge, North Shore and South Shore regions. 

She has been recognized in the Top 40 under 40 (Baton Rouge Business Report and Baton Rouge Area Chamber), Ochsner Health President’s Award, Ochsner Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of the Year, Great 100 Nurses of Louisiana and received recognition from the Johnson & Johnson Nursing Campaign for outstanding dedication during Hurricane Katrina.

Dawn holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans.