David Gaines

CEO, System Retail Services/SVP, Public Affairs

Ochsner Health System

Geo Area
Region 1


David joined Ochsner Health System in 2010 and is the CEO of System Retail Services and Senior Vice President of Public Affairs. David is responsible for several areas of out-patient services that include Out-Patient Pharmacy, Out-Patient Rehabilitation, Ochsner Fitness Center, Ochsner Home Medical Equipment, and the development and growth of other retail services. In addition, David oversees Governmental Affairs, Marketing and Communication functions for Ochsner Health System.

Prior to joining Ochsner, David was the Chief Operating Officer of MNS Ventures Inc., a venture capital investment firm, where he was responsible for the business operations of several start-up companies in the Southeast and Midwest Regions.

Prior to MNS Ventures, David was in a consulting practice group of enterprise business solutions at EMC² and held various sales and marketing management positions at Boston Scientific. During his 10-year tenure at Boston Scientific, David managed interventional cardiology products and accessories, conducting new product research, and expanding the market share in over 50 hospitals in Louisiana and Mississippi.

David attended the University Of Minnesota Graduate School Of Business and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of New Orleans. David is married with three children.