John J. Herman, an experienced health care leader who is committed to healthy communities, has joined LG Health as chief executive officer, effective March 1, 2021.
Herman, who previously served as chief executive officer of the North Shore Region for the Ochsner Health system in New Orleans, Louisiana, succeeds Jan L. Bergen, who announced her retirement in August 2020. Bergen will remain with LG Health until March 30, to ensure a smooth transition.
“John’s strong belief in the power of integration to drive healthier communities, and his demonstrated experience leading within organizations committed to integrated care across large systems, make him well-prepared to sustain and enhance LG Health’s exceptional care of patients in our region,” said Kevin B. Mahoney, chief executive officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
As the leader of Ochsner Health’s network of hospitals, multispecialty ambulatory centers and more than 110 clinics on the North Shore in Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast — which employ more than 6,000 people — Herman led improved quality and safety outcomes, enhanced employee engagement, and built a foundation for system growth.
“I am honored to be selected as the next leader of LG Health,” Herman said. “It is a wonderful organization with a rich history and a strong commitment to its people, its community and to providing the best health care possible to all.”
Reflecting upon Bergen’s tenure with LG Health, D. Michael Wege, Chairman of the LG Health Board of Trustees, noted, “Under her outstanding leadership, LG Health strengthened its nationally recognized excellence in patient care, and its relentless commitment to improving the health and well-being of all in our community. For this and so much more, Jan has our profound gratitude.”