East Jefferson General Hospital LeadershipMeet the people in charge of our Metairie hospital
East Jefferson General Hospital has become an important part of our community. Offering outstanding care and advancements in research, our hospital continues to improve the lives of countless people throughout the area. Learn more about our leadership by reading below.
Richard Tanzella, CEO Richard is the Chief Executive Officer of East Jefferson General Hospital. Richard brings a passion for healthcare along with more than 25 years of healthcare experience to his role, most recently with Piedmont Healthcare, Inc., a $4 billion integrated system in Atlanta, Georgia. From 2017-2020, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Piedmont Rockdale Hospital. During his tenure, Richard directed the transaction and transition of the first for-profit hospital into the Piedmont Healthcare system. Richard also led an economic and cultural transformation of Piedmont Rockdale Hospital, focusing on quality, safety, and service, and improving accountability and team/talent building.
Chris Olsen, CFO Chris joins us as an accomplished healthcare executive with more than 17 years of experience in financial oversight of healthcare systems and facilities. As Chief Financial Officer, he manages financial operations including Accounting, Finance, Budget Management, Reimbursement, Revenue Cycle, Facilities and Real Estate. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri – St. Louis with a degree in Business Management and an MBA from Ashford University. Chris came to East Jefferson General Hospital from Austin, TX where he served as CEO / CFO of Northwest Hills Surgical Hospital. He began his career with Tenet Healthcare in St. Louis, MO and has held various financial positions within Tenet Healthcare and Ochsner Healthcare. Chris is also a board member of IMCare and WellTek Solutions, LLC.