The Mission of the Louisiana Chapter of Healthcare Executives is to provide opportunities for professional networking and development through collaborative educational programs.

Our goal is to advance healthcare leadership and management excellence in the communities we serve, while promoting the highest level of ethical standards and conduct.


October Education Programs from LHA

The LHA is offering two exceptional education programs in October that might be of interest to you or your staff. Please take a moment to review the programs, and share them as appropriate.

  • The Opioid Crisis: A Focus on Implications for Hospital Care
    Oct. 16; LHA Conference Center, Baton Rouge;
    Register Online
    Join local and national experts, along with the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association which has been leading the way for four years on opioid management, to discuss the root causes of the current dire opioid predicament, strategies to combat both the problem and the treatment challenges, addiction physiology, and concrete best practices, tools and guidelines that attendees can share with their colleagues.
  • 2018 Leadership Development Institute
    Oct. 17-18; LHA Conference Center, Baton Rouge;
    Register Online
    The 2018 Leadership Development Institute is a structured, action-oriented approach to assist healthcare leaders – at all levels – in being more effective and will provide insight and resources that will guide them in designing their own mini-leadership development plan that can be shared with their hospital team. The program covers core leadership competencies; personality type preference and its impact on communication; leadership and workstyle; influence and effectiveness of stakeholder relationships; and critical coaching skills for delegating, providing feedback, managing conflict and developing direct reports.


Thank you for your continued support of LHA’s education events. If there are additional trainings or content that you would like us to pursue, please contact  LHA Associate Vice President of Education Services Merle Francis at mfrancis@lhaonline.org.


Regional Directors:

District 1 – Orleans:

Fernando O. Rivera, FACHE
Medical Center Director/CEO
Southeast La. Veterans Health Care System
2400 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 507-7687

District 2 – Southeast:

Chad Cathey, MBA, MHA
Administrator – Orthopedic & Children’s Svs
Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital
5000 Hennessy Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70808-4375
(225) 765-6454

District 3 – Southwest/Bayou:

Guy Davis, LBSW, LCDC, CHA
Regional Director/Strategic Initiatives
Evangeline Home Health
2814 Tupelo St.
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(832) 451-2988

District 4 – Central/Northeast/Northwest:

Sem Ganthier, MPA, DHSc, FACHE
Director of Operations
Rapides Regional Medical Center
211 4th St
Alexandria, LA 71301
(318) 623-3092