Our Lady of Lourdes Welcomes New CEO, W. Bryan Lee

W. Bryan Lee, CEO of Our Lady of Lourdes

Our Lady of Lourdes has welcomed W. Bryan Lee, MSHA, MBA, FACHE, as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer. With extensive hospital operations and strategic physician relations experience, Lee joined the organization on May 1, 2017. 

Lee most recently served as Chief Operating Officer and Interim CEO of 332-bed Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee, Florida. He also served as Chief Operating Officer of Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital in Florence, Alabama and as Division Vice President, CEO and COO for Select Medical, a national organization which operates 102 long-term care hospitals in 28 states. 

“The Search Committee was impressed with Bryan’s steady approach to our industry challenges, recognizing the effectiveness of his strategic vision and accountability for results. Servant leadership describes Bryan’s motivation and commitment to his responsibilities,” added Search Committee chair John Indest. 

Lee served as an Administrative Resident at Huntsville Health System, Huntsville, Alabama, upon completion of his Master of Science in Healthcare Administration and Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama. 

According to Lee, “I have been extremely impressed with how Lourdes is upholding its long-standing promise to deliver high quality clinical care and best practice outcomes that are mission focused. My wife and I sought a place to raise our boys with sense of community and family values. We are excited to call Acadiana home and look forward to getting involved in the community.” 

Lee replaced CEO William F. “Bud” Barrow who announced his intentions to retire from Lourdes late last year.  

Founded by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady in 1949, Our Lady of Lourdes is a regional acute care medical center focused on the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. The hospital employs more than 1,500 people and offers a physician staff of over 400 doctors in a variety of medical and surgical specialties. As a local healthcare leader, Lourdes provides a wide-ranging network of facilities and services including Centers of Excellence in the areas of Orthopedics, Stroke and a Robotics Surgery Program. The hospital is home to the only burn unit in Southwest Louisiana and a Commission on Cancer accredited oncology program.