New Orleans Healthcare Leader Named President of National Board
Chicago, IL – Shelly Monks, FACHE, has been named President of the Board of Directors for the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers (AIAMC). Monks’ two-year term commenced Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
Monks is System Vice President of Academic Affairs at Ochsner Health, located in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Chief Administrative Officer for the University of Queensland, Ochsner Clinical School, also based in New Orleans. With more than 20 years of experience in healthcare leadership at academic medical institutions, Monks brings a unique perspective on the connection between healthcare operations, regulations, and policy and the delivery of excellence in the learning environment at every point along the medical education continuum. Before joining Ochsner Health Monks was the Senior Vice President of Professional and Academic Affairs at Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas.
Monks was appointed to the AIAMC Board of Directors in 2010 and named Vice President/President-Elect in 2018. AIAMC Executive Director Kimberly Pierce-Boggs said, “Ms. Monks’ service to the AIAMC has been exemplary, and we look forward to her continued leadership and vision. The breadth and depth of her experience across the continuum of medical education, as well as research, strengthen the AIAMC mission of innovative education and scholarship that drives exceptional patient care.”
Monks shared, “I have had the privilege to work with and learn from smart, compassionate, and dedicated mentors and colleagues, many of whom were and are recognized as national leaders. It is with humility and respect that I look forward to contributing to the national academic medicine conversation as the President of the AIAMC. My goal is to ensure that our member organizations are supported as they continue to embrace their mission to guarantee all learners across the medical education continuum are well trained and prepared to deliver care to the communities they serve.”
About The AIAMC
The Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers is a national membership organization made up independent teaching hospitals delivering exceptional patient care through education and innovation. With 70 institutional members, our size provides an environment that encourages and supports networking and collaboration. We actively develop and apply real-world solutions to thrive in the continually changing regulatory and accreditation environment. The AIAMC has a 30-year track record of connecting graduate medical education as a strategic asset for achieving better outcomes. For more information on the AIAMC and its membership, visit www.aiamc.org.
About Ochsner Health
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. Ochsner Health is a not-for-profit committed to giving back to the communities it serves through preventative screenings, health and wellness resources and partnerships with innovative organizations that share our vision. Ochsner Health healed more than 876,000 people from across the globe in 2019, providing the latest medical breakthroughs and therapies, including digital medicine for chronic conditions and telehealth specialty services. Ochsner Health is a national leader, named the top hospital in Louisiana and a top children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report. As Louisiana’s leading healthcare educator, Ochsner Health and its partners educate thousands of healthcare professionals annually. Ochsner Health is innovating healthcare by investing in new technologies and research to make world-class care more accessible, affordable, convenient and effective. Ochsner's team of more than 26,000 employees and 4,500 providers are working to reinvent the future of health and wellness in the region. To learn more about Ochsner Health, please visit www.ochsner.org. To transform your health, please visit www.ochsner.org/healthyyou.