Scott Wester returned to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center as the Chief Executive Officer in March of 2008, after serving as the President/Chief Executive Officer of St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, Louisiana for four years. Prior to his appointment at St. Francis, Wester served as President/Chief Executive Officer of St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales, at the time a wholly owned subsidiary of Our Lady of the Lake.
During his previous tenure at Our Lady of the Lake, Wester served in a number of executive roles including Administrator for Related/Partner Organizations overseeing innovative joint venture opportunities, Vice President Professional Services and Assistant Vice President Managed Care. Wester joined OLOL in 1993 as an Administrative Resident and held several positions throughout the medical center and Health System prior to assuming his managed care/contracting responsibilities in 1997.
Wester is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and holds a Masters of Hospital and Health Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Humanities, graduating magna cum laude from St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri. He is a Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives and has served as the CEO Committee Chair. He is the current Chair of the Louisiana Hospital Association and is a past Chair of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce, serving now as a member of the Chamber’s Executive Committee. He also serves as a VHA Gulf States Board Member.