Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System Names Michael McBride as New CEO

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Louisiana’s largest Catholic healthcare organization, announced that Michael J. McBride, FACHE, will succeed John J. Finan Jr., as president and chief executive officer effective Feb. 19, 2018. The announcement is made by Sr. Barbara Arceneaux, Regional Minister, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady and ministry sponsors, and James Moore, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. 

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System is the parent company of hospitals and healthcare services across the state of Louisiana, including St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales, and Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa.

“Mike McBride’s experience in Catholic healthcare brings a unique and exciting complement to the accomplished leadership of our ministry teams. Clearly his faith and personal values have been foundational to his success as he has worked closely with his physicians and team members to achieve high-performance results,” said Moore.

“Our Sisters have served families in Louisiana for more than a century and we are deeply committed to continue God’s call, especially to those most in need. Healthcare today has tremendous opportunity to impact and improve many lives. How we use those opportunities, as we express compassion to each person, is the challenge we will meet together. We have been blessed with the tremendous leadership of John Finan for the last 21 years and we look forward to honoring his career upon his retirement and welcoming Mr. McBride to our ministry and to our State,” added Sr. Barbara. 

McBride joins Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System from CHI St. Luke’s Health in Houston, Texas, where he has most recently served as senior vice president and president of Suburban Hospitals with responsibilities for their six hospitals in the Houston region, as a member of the CHI Texas senior leadership team. McBride is also an accomplished executive for population health management and clinical network development having served as president and CEO for St. Mary’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colorado, a pioneer organization in these transformational models of care. McBride served the CHRISTUS Health ministry in Texas for more than 15 years, where he held numerous leadership roles with multiple hospital accountabilities. In every leadership role, he has consistently accomplished improvements in patient safety, employee safety, clinical quality, and patient satisfaction. 

McBride earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio. He completed his Administrative Residency with Methodist Hospitals of Dallas. He is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives and has earned the Regent’s Award for Early Career. He is the past board chair for the Colorado Hospital Association and currently serves as a member on the Texas Hospital Association Council on Policy Development. He is a board member of the Salvation Army of Houston and a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Community.