St. Charles Parish Hospital and Terrell Neal, who has served as the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer since late 2019, have parted ways.
The hospital confirmed the news Tuesday afternoon through a statement, noting that Neal’s departure is already in effect.
Terrell Neal has left St. Charles Parish Hospital to pursue other opportunities. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors,” the statement read.
The board of directors of the St. Charles Parish Hospital Service District will be naming an interim CEO in the coming days and will partner with Ochsner upon the search for a permanent replacement, according to the statement.
Neal was officially named as hospital CEO earlier this year, but he served in the role on an interim basis prior to that after replacing former CEO Austin Reeder in late 2019, following Reeder’s departure to become vice president of hospital operations at Ochsner Medical Center.
Neal also served as the hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer, roles he continued on with in addition to his duties as CEO. His tenure with the hospital began in May of 2017.
Upon officially being named CEO earlier this year, he was credited for helping to generate significant improvements in quality, experience and safety culture during his tenure, and also for supporting new services and capital improvements toward growth in the region. At the time, Neal said one of his primary focuses was on continuing to expand the community’s access to high quality health care via new and existing hospital services.