Daniel Snyder has been names Chief Executive Officer of University Health System effective February 6th.

Snyder has more than 30 years of experience in private and military medicine, He will oversee all strategic and operational initiatives for both the Shreveport and Monroe hospitals and their ancillary services.

University Health Board Chairman Steve Skrivanos says this about the new leader:

Mr. Snyder’s extensive experience in leading hospitals and healthcare systems worldwide, including academic medical center teaching hospitals, makes him an excellent choice for our hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe and for the citizens of North Louisiana, Add to that his distinguished service as a Captain in military medicine for our country and I think everyone can see why the BRF and University Health are excited to bring this level of talent to North Louisiana to serve as our permanent CEO.

Snyder replaces Richard Cascio, who has been serving as interim CEO.

The new hospital CEO says:

I am excited to join the University Health team, The public purpose of this health system is vital to the region and the people it serves. I am impressed with the remarkable achievements the hospital has realized as the state’s private partner over the past three years. I intend to continue to focus on expanding the commitment to excellence and to working in a collaborative partnership with LSU to strengthen the medical school.

Snyder is the former CEO of University of Miami Hospital, the only university-owned teaching hospital in Florida, where he led a turnaround from one of the lowest clinically ranked hospitals in the state to being positioned as one of the upper 10 percent of all hospitals in the U.S.

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