Baton Rouge General/General Health System Announces Chief Operating Officer

Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General/General Health System announced this week that Edgardo Tenreiro has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He will begin on January 20 and in this role, Tenreiro will oversee operations for the health system, including patient care and clinical services, medical operations, and facility infrastructure. In addition, his focus will be on strengthening physician collaboration and engagement.

“Edgardo is a true innovator whose depth of experience and passion, and established leadership will continue to drive the highest standards of quality and performance at every level and enhance satisfaction for our patients, employees and physicians. We are so pleased to have him back home at Baton Rouge General,” said Mark Slyter, Baton Rouge General President and CEO.

“Baton Rouge General is a leader in healthcare quality and innovation, and I am thrilled to return as Chief Operating Officer. I look forward to building on the outstanding patient care quality, safety and satisfaction achievements of our exceptional team and medical staff as we continue to raise the bar,” said Edgardo Tenreiro.

Tenreiro previously served as Chief Operating Officer for Baton Rouge General from 2008-2013. Most recently, he served as CEO for Palos Community Hospital, just outside Chicago, IL, and he has previously served in executive roles at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas, on the Gulf Coast, and at NCH Healthcare System in Naples, Fla.


About Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital, with 527 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in Baton Rouge, opening its doors in 1900, Baton Rouge General has a long history of groundbreaking milestones, as well as providing the Greater Baton Rouge community with high quality healthcare for generations. From our birth center to senior services, and state-of-the-art heart and cancer care, Baton Rouge General provides care for the whole family at every age and every stage of life.

Baton Rouge General is affiliated with and also serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition to serving as a satellite campus for Tulane medical students in the LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Discovery) Academy program, Baton Rouge General also offers a Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, School of Nursing and School of Radiologic Technology. Baton Rouge General, an accredited teaching hospital since 1991, is committed to exceptional medical education and serves a diverse population that is representative of the types of patients, injuries, illnesses and healthcare needs most frequently seen by physicians in private practice. For more information, visit BRGeneral.org, find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BatonRougeGeneral and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.

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