Chief Executive Officer, Ochsner South Shore Region
As CEO of Ochsner South Shore Region, Robert (Rob) Wolterman has responsibility for the New Orleans-area hospitals, including Ochsner Medical Center -- Ochsner’s flagship hospital, Ochsner Baptist, Ochsner Kenner and Ochsner West Bank. He also maintains administrative responsibility for the Ochsner Group Practice in New Orleans.
Wolterman was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. From there, he went on to earn his Master of Health Administration and Master of Business Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati.
In July 1998, Wolterman moved to New Orleans to complete his Administrative Fellowship at Browne-McHardy Clinic. Upon completion of his fellowship, Wolterman remained with Browne-McHardy as Manager of Business Development and then as Director of Operations.
He joined Ochsner in February 2002 as Manager of Business Development. Rob has served in several other roles at Ochsner including Director of New Orleans Satellite Operations, Assistant Vice President of Cardiology and Radiology and as Vice President of Clinical Operations at Ochsner Medical Center. Wolterman joined the Ochsner Baptist Medical Center team as Vice President of Operations in April 2007 and was named Chief Executive Officer at the facility in May 2008. In 2011, he was named CEO, New Orleans Community Hospitals and served in that capacity through September 2012 when he transitioned back to Ochsner Medical Center.
Wolterman is currently serving as the Chair of the Metro Hospital Council of New Orleans (MHCNO) and is an active member of the Louisiana Emergency Response Network (LERN) Board. Rob has been involved over the years in a variety of community activities including Young Leadership Council (YLC) and Leadership Jefferson.
Wolterman is the youngest of nine children. He and his wife, Cheri, have two sons, Brody and Cooper, and reside in New Orleans.