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St. Charles Parish Hospital Names New Chief Executive Officer

LULINGSt. Charles Parish Hospital has named Terrell Neal, RN, BSN, MBA as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately. Neal most recently served as interim CEO, while continuing to serve as the hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Neal joined Ochsner Health System in 2015, serving as Vice President of Patient Care Services at Ochsner Medical Center and in 2017 transferred to St. Charles Parish Hospital as CNO/COO. During his tenure at St. Charles Parish Hospital, Neal has led significant improvements in quality, experience and safety culture. He has also been responsible for supporting new services at St. Charles Parish Hospital and oversees capital improvements necessary to support growth in St. Charles Parish. Most recently, he was the hospital’s interim CEO after former CEO, Austin Reeder, was named vice president of hospital operations at Ochsner Medical Center in September 2019.

“The St. Charles Parish Hospital Board is excited to continue working with Terrell as the new CEO,” said Karen Raymond, Chairwoman, St. Charles Parish Board of Commissioners. “Terrell’s operational, management and clinical expertise will be invaluable to St. Charles Parish Hospital as we work to build upon the success we’ve experienced over the last few years. On behalf of the Board and myself, we look forward to working with Terrell in meeting the healthcare needs of St. Charles Parish.”

Neal holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi, as well as a Master of Business of Administration from the University of Phoenix.

“I am grateful to Terrell Neal for serving in the interim CEO role for St. Charles Parish Hospital and ensuring the organization maintained a focus on critical projects, which included recent openings of several East St. Charles Parish locations,” said Stephen Robinson, chief executive officer, Ochsner Medical Center- Kenner and the River Region. “With his experience working in hospital operations and nursing leadership, Terrell Neal has the expertise to lead St. Charles Parish Hospital in providing the best patient care possible in the River Region.”

St. Charles Parish Hospital is a 59-bed facility which was created as a service district hospital in 1959. For more information on St. Charles Parish Hospital and Ochsner Health System, visit


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