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Our Lady of the Lake Health Welcomes Logan Austin as Chief Operating Officer

July 25, 2023

Logan AustinBATON ROUGE, LA — Our Lady of the Lake Health welcomes Logan Austin as newly selected Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. As COO, Austin will oversee the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, which is among the 25 largest hospitals in the country.

“Logan’s appointment as Chief Operating Officer reflects our dedication to recruiting top talent in the healthcare industry,” said Chuck Spicer, president of Our Lady of the Lake Health. “His expertise in the details of hospital operations, strategic planning, and team development will be incredibly valuable as we continue to enhance the patient experience and make a positive impact on the health and well-being of those we serve.” 

Austin joins Our Lady of the Lake Health from Community Health Systems in Franklin, Tennessee, where he most recently served as Chief Administrative Officer at ShorePoint Health with responsibilities for their two acute care hospitals and freestanding emergency department in the Lee County, Florida region. Community Health Systems is a Tennessee-based for-profit corporation that operates healthcare delivery systems in 47 distinct markets across 16 states. Prior to this most recent position, Austin served in executive leadership roles in Birmingham, Alabama Statesville, North Carolina and Mooresville, North Carolina where he facilitated major expansion projects and service line development initiatives which ultimately led to improved quality of care and financial performance through operational transformation.

Logan Austin earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Alabama before obtaining a Master of Science in Health Administration and Master of Business from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  

“I am humbled by the opportunity to join an organization with such a tremendous legacy for providing outstanding care for the many communities it serves,” Austin shared. “I look forward to partnering with medical staff members and frontline staff to further build upon the existing legacy of the organization while developing innovative approaches to provide care in our rapidly changing healthcare environment.”

About Our Lady of the Lake Health

Our Lady of the Lake Health is a not-for-profit Catholic healthcare ministry based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with more than 7,500 employees committed to serving the Capital Region and building a healthy community through excellence in patient care and education. With an 800-bed Regional Medical Center, a dedicated Children’s Hospital, a 78-bed hospital in Gonzales, Louisiana, two freestanding emergency rooms in outlying parishes, and a 600+ provider Physician Group, Our Lady of the Lake Health provides comprehensive healthcare services for common to complex conditions. Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center is a primary teaching site for graduate medical education programs in partnership with LSU, and is recognized in the areas of heart and vascular, trauma and emergency care, stroke, cancer care, minimally invasive procedures, and more. Our Lady of the Lake is part of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System and is driven by its mission to serve all God’s people, especially those most in need. For more information, visit

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Chrislyn Maher
Senior Director, Marketing & Communications
Our Lady of the Lake Health



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