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MEMBER/PRESIDENT 

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Lydia Jumonville

President and Chief Executive Officer, SCL Health

 

Lydia Jumonville was named President and Chief Executive Officer of SCL Health in October 2017, bringing more than 25 years of successful executive leadership experience in complex, dynamic, multi-state integrated healthcare delivery systems to her role. Lydia had served as the interim President and CEO from May 2017 through October 2017.

Lydia joined SCL Health as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in June 2010, with responsibility for all financial and accounting functions as well as supply chain and real estate for the health system, ensuring the security, stewardship and growth of the system’s financial resources. She played an instrumental role in the development of organizational financial policies and directed the financial reporting system responsible for producing timely and accurate data. Lydia led the strategic financial planning and budgeting processes to maximize the ministry’s mission and ensure the accountability of financial outcomes. Through her leadership and pursuit of efficiencies as SCL Health has evolved and become more connected and integrated, the organization has seen steady increases in operating margin, operating cash flow and cash on hand, enabling continued investment in our communities.

In her role as President and CEO, Lydia is responsible for leading, managing and providing strategic direction for the system, while ensuring that SCL Health’s Mission, Vision and Values are communicated and promoted in operational and organizational objectives. Lydia passionately promotes a culture that inspires associates to achieve organizational and individual growth and excellence. Working with the SCL Health Board of Directors, leadership team and other internal and external constituents, Lydia is implementing initiatives to advance the ministry’s commitment to delivering the safest, highest-quality care and an outstanding patient experience to every patient, every time, supporting the organization’s Mission: to reveal and foster God’s healing love by improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

Prior to joining SCL Health, Lydia served in a variety of progressive leadership positions, including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Baylor Health Care System, and provided consulting services for real estate and healthcare industry clients with Arthur Andersen, LLP.

Lydia earned a bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she graduated summa cum laude, and is a Certified Public Accountant. She serves as a board member of National Jewish Health and a number of SCL Health entity boards and holds professional memberships, including the Healthcare Financial Management Association and The Health Management Academy, among others.