Michael Hulefeld, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO),Ochsner Health System , has been named as one of the 2017 “Top 25 COOs in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare. This prestigious list features some of the most extraordinary and accomplished COOs in the healthcare field today.
As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Ochsner Health System, Hulefeld has operational responsibility for Ochsner's 29 owned, managed and affiliated hospital locations, more than 75 regional clinic locations and all system service line and partnership integration.
Upon completion of an Administrative Fellowship in 1998, Hulefeld joined Ochsner as Manager of Musculoskeletal Services. In 2001, Hulefeld became Director of the New Orleans Satellite Clinics. From there, Hulefeld was named Vice President of Satellite and Ancillary Services, a position he held for four years. He spent two years as Chief Operating Officer of Ochsner Medical Center - Jefferson Highway, before serving as the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer.