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Mark J. Peters, M.D., CPE

President and CEO

Mark J. Peters, MD, CPE, has served as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, Louisiana, since 2002.

Dr. Peters joined East Jefferson General Hospital in 2000 as Senior Vice President/ Medical Director. He had previously been Chief Medical Officer/Vice President of Medical Services at Upper Valley Medical Center, a not-for profit healthcare system in Troy, Ohio. Dr. Peters received his medical degree from Ohio State University in 1978 and served as Chief Resident during his Family Practice Residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He is also a member of American College of Physician Executives, achieving his certification in 1999.

Dr. Peters is the Chair–Elect for the Louisiana Hospital Association and has served as the Chairman of the Metropolitan Hospital Council of New Orleans in 2005 and 2006. He has also served as a board member of the Louisiana Hospital Association from 2006 to 2008. Dr. Peters also lends his healthcare expertise as a board member of the Jefferson Economic Development Corporation (JEDCO) and Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO Inc.). He has served as honorary chairman for both the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society to support medical research in our community.

Dr. Peters is a leading advocate of healthcare reform in Louisiana, having served as Chairman of the Coalition of Leaders for Louisiana Healthcare (COLLAH), developing a healthcare reform plan for the greater New Orleans Region. He continues his work with local, state and federal officials to meet the healthcare needs of our region.

Last Updated on Wednesday, August 01, 2012 08:34 AM
Judy Brown, CPA, MHA, FACHE

Executive Vice President / Chief Operating Officer

Judy Brown is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for East Jefferson General Hospital. In her role, Brown oversees the Clinical, Financial and Business Divisions throughout the hospital, including such areas as surgical services, patient safety and quality and the EJGH Medical Staff. In addition, Brown also leads other critical areas of the hospital operations such as Information Technology, Physician Partnerships and the business development initiatives needed for organizational long-term growth and stability. She holds a Master of Healthcare Administration from Trinity University and a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of Texas.

Last Updated on Thursday, April 04, 2013 07:44 AM
Raymond DeCorte, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Raymond DeCorte is Chief Medical Officer for East Jefferson General Hospital and has been on staff for almost 20 years. During that time, Dr. DeCorte served as EJGH Chief of Staff in 1997, and has also held multiple leadership roles. He works along side the hospital's medical staff that totals over 650 physicians representing almost every medical specialty. In addition to working with the medical staff, Dr. DeCorte has been instrumental in clinical effectiveness, patient safety initiatives and the transitioning toward electronic health records. Dr. DeCorte is a Board Certified General Surgeon and is a graduate of LSU Medical School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of South Alabama Medical Center.

Last Updated on Thursday, March 29, 2012 04:06 PM


Board of Directors 2016


Newell D. Normand

Board Members

Donald P. Bell, MD
John DeHaven
James M. Hudson
Jack Rizzutto
Ashton J. Ryan, Jr.
W. Henry Shane, Jr.
R. Timothy Walker


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