Kirk Soileau, Chief Executive Officer
Kirk Soileau, FACHE, serves as the Chief Executive Officer over NRMC’s 216-bed health system which includes the 96-bed acute care hospital system, a senior living center, and the assisted living center. With more than 750 Associates and over 100 active and consulting physicians on its medical staff, NRMC is an affiliate of Christus Health. Mr. Soileau is employed by CHRISTUS HEALTH and retained by the HSD Board.
Mr. Soileau previously served as CEO of Oakdale Community Hospital in Oakdale, Louisiana; as a founding partner of Global Health Management in Hammond, Louisiana, a domestic and international healthcare management program/design development company; System CEO of Renaissance Healthcare Systems in Houston, Texas; President and COO of Gulf State Health Services in Baton Rouge; Associate Administrator and COO and Interim CEO of Slidell Memorial Hospital in Slidell, Louisiana; Associate Administrator and Chief Clinical Officer and COO of Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Mississippi which is part of the 17 hospital system of Baptist Memorial Healthcare Corporation; and numerous nursing leadership roles at Slidell Memorial Hospital from 1984-1994. Mr. Soileau began his nursing career at Charity Hospital of Louisiana, a 3,500-bed acute care public hospital where he served as a staff nurse in major emergency , head nurse of female medicine unit, and assistant supervisor of 4th floor, a 250-bed nursing unit.
Mr. Soileau holds a Master of Health Administration from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans and a Bachelor of Science from Health Arts University of St. Francis, New Orleans Campus, Joliet, Illinois. He earned his nursing diploma from Charity Hospital School of Nursing in New Orleans. He is a registered nurse in Louisiana and Mississippi and a member of ACHE and the American College of Healthcare Executives Malcolm Baldridge Fellow. He was appointed by Governors Jindal and Bell – 2014 to present – to serve on the LA State Radiologic Board of Examiners, is a board member of the Louisiana Hospital Association Legislature and belongs to many professional and community organizations.