In 2020, Ochsner Health unveiled Healthy State, a bold plan to partner with local and state leaders and organizations to realize a more equitable and a healthier Louisiana. By engaging organizations from every sector and corner of the state, we are working together to tackle the leading causes of poor health and to create profound impact for Louisiana residents.
Our Mission: To realize the improved health and wellness of our communities by bringing resources to underserved communities; better understanding the impact of health and social conditions; utilizing data, technology and innovation to improve outcomes; and by investing in Louisiana’s economic growth and workforce.
Together with the Healthy State Advisory Board, we believe we can achieve profound impact. As a multi-faceted team with varied backgrounds, experiences and resources, Healthy State is working daily to accomplish our mission so that one day, all Louisianians will enjoy a better, longer, healthier way of life.
Executive Champion, Healthy State, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Ochsner Health
Leonardo Seoane, MD, FACP
Executive Champion, Healthy State, Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Ochsner Health, Associate Vice-Chancellor of Academics, LSU Health Shreveport, Professor of Medicine, Ochsner Clinical School - University of Queensland
Deborah Grimes, RN, JD, MSHQS
Executive Champion, Healthy State, Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, Ochsner Health
Eboni Price-Haywood, MD, MPH, MMM, FACP
System Medical Director, Healthy State, System Medical Director, Ochsner Xavier Institute for Health Equity and Research, Professor of Medicine, Ochsner Clinical School - University of Queensland
Kristy Nichols, MS
System Vice President, Healthy State, System Vice President, Government Relations and Public Policy, Ochsner Health