Bogalusa, LA – The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS) is pleased to announce that long-time healthcare leader, Paolo Zambito, has been chosen as the new President of its Northshore Market. In his new role as market President, Zambito will also be responsible for executive functions at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa.
“Our Northshore Market and Our Lady of the Angels Hospital are a key piece of the future of our healthcare ministry as we build upon our strategic vision and healthcare offerings,” said Richard Vath, M.D., FMOLHS CEO. “Paolo has spent decades in healthcare leadership serving the Northshore and Greater New Orleans communities. His deep knowledge of the market and ability to build physician relationships and involvement in the community will be a great assets to our growing presence on the Northshore.”
Zambito has an impressive track record of service at every level of healthcare. He began his healthcare career as a registered nurse at Charity Hospital in New Orleans before making the transition to administration and leadership. Most recently he served as CEO of the physician-owned Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital in Hammond. Prior to that, he held progressive leadership positions with LCMC Health in New Orleans.
“I am excited to be a part of the strong, mission-driven healthcare ministry of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System,” said Zambito. “I consider it an honor to continue serving the growing Northshore community. There are so many opportunities to significantly impact the lives of those we are called to serve, and I look forward to the future with great anticipation.”
Zambito will be working closely with C. Bryan Miller, M.D., who most recently served as interim market president for the Northshore, to ensure a smooth transition and continue the strong relationships that have been established in this region. Dr. Miller will continue his work with FMOLHS as the newly appointed Chief Clinical Transformation Officer for the healthcare system.
About the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System
The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System is one of the largest healthcare systems based in Louisiana and is the leading healthcare provider for more than half the state’s population. The health system is a non-profit, Catholic organization sponsored by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady. Headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the ministry serves patients in Louisiana and Mississippi through a network of hospitals, clinics, physicians and integrated health systems. The health system’s unified physician organization is comprised of more than 1,100 adult and pediatric primary care physicians and specialists. The system’s nine main campus hospitals include St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge and Gonzales, Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, Heart Hospital, and Women's & Children's Hospital in Lafayette, Our Lady of the Angels in Bogalusa, and St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. For more information, visit fmolhs.org.