UMC New Orleans CEO Cindy Nuesslein to leave for new job: 6 things to know

Cindy Nuesslein, CEO of University Medical Center New Orleans, will leave the hospital next month for a job with an engineering and design firm, according to The Times-Picayune.

Here are six things to know about Ms. Nuesslein and her departure.

1. Ms. Nuesslein announced her plans to leave less than 48 hours before the new $1.1 billion UMC is set to open to patients. The hospital will open to patients Aug. 1, replacing New Orleans-based Interim LSU Hospital. 

2. She will remain at the hospital through the end of August, when the Joint Commission is scheduled to make an accreditation-related visit, Greg Feirn, CEO of LCMC Health, said in a statement Thursday, according to the report.

3. Ms. Nuesslein will be named a principal at Mazzetti, an environmental design and engineering firm with offices in New Orleans.

4. Ms. Nuesslein was named CEO and president of the hospital, once known as Charity, in 2013. During her tenure, she oversaw the transition of InterimLSUHospital from a public hospital into private management under the Children's Hospital system, now known as LCMC Health, according to the report.

5. Prior to her role as CEO, she was Children's Hospital's vice president of operations for 26 years.

6. Mr. Feirn will serve as interim CEO until the national search is completed for a CEO.

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