The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System issued the following statement:
"A strong working relationship between the sponsors of the ministry and system CEO is critical to charting and sustaining the course of our healthcare ministry. After a year of working together and much discernment, we have made a decision to end Mike McBride’s service as CEO of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System. Mr. McBride started with the organization on Feb. 19, 2018.
Richard Vath, MD, has been appointed as interim president and CEO bringing with him years of experience with the ministry and deep knowledge of Louisiana’s statewide market. Dr. Vath joined the organization in 2006 following two decades of private practice in pulmonology. He has served in a variety of roles including chief medical officer at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge prior to joining the Health System as its chief transformation officer. Dr. Vath will chair the system’s executive leadership team comprised of seasoned healthcare executives with more than 200 years of collective experience to implement the ministry’s vision."