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Baton Rouge General announces CEO transition

4 years 6 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, August 02 2016 Aug 2, 2016 August 02, 2016 11:49 AM August 02, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ
Image: (Left to right) Mark Slyter, Edgardo Tenreiro

BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge General/General Health System announced that president and CEO, Mark Slyter, is leaving the organization and transitioning to another leader.

Slyter has been serving as president and CEO for the past three years.

"The Board of Trustees appreciates Mark's contributions over the past three years and wishes him the best in his future endeavors," said Joe Juban, chair of the BRG/GHS board of trustees.

Edgardo Tenreiro, Baton Rouge General chief operating officer, will serve as CEO while the board searches for a permanent chief executive.

"Edgardo has served as a leader within the organization for nearly seven years and provides solid business acumen, exceptional operational expertise and a strong commitment to patient care excellence," Juban said. "We are grateful for his service and support of our clinicians and staff and consider him well-positioned to lead BRG through this period of transition," Juban said.

Tenreiro said that he plans to remain focused on the success of the hospital.

"Baton Rouge General has exceptional administrative and clinical teams led by some of the most talented professionals in the industry," Tenreiro said. "Strong and well-positioned for the future, we remain focused on advancing our mission, continuing our 116-year track record of clinical and operational success, and making a difference in the life of every patient we care for, every day."

Tenreiro previously served as chief operating officer for Baton Rouge General from 2008-2013. He also served as CEO for Palos Community Hospital, just outside Chicago, and he has previously served in executive roles at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas, on the Gulf Coast, and at NCH Healthcare System in Naples.

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