August 11, 2017
Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical Center, has named R. Chris Atkinson, SPHR as Lakeview Regional’s Vice President of Human Resources, and Rose Anne McDow as Director of Medical Staff for Tulane Health System.
Chris Atkinson, SPHR, has been named Vice President of Human Resources at Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical Center. As a strategic leader and senior-level executive with 19 years of human resources within the healthcare environment, Chris brings unique and critical perspectives to Lakeview Regional Medical Center. Chris assumed his responsibilities beginning June 28, 2017.
Chris’s career reflects a proven, effective and creative leader. He has served in various human resources roles with Ochsner Health System since 1998, leading teams in field divisions in Baton Rouge, the New Orleans North Shore region and the New Orleans flagship campus. Most recently he was Director, Human Resources/Strategic Business Partner. Career accomplishments and highlights includes an integral role in the integration of two Louisiana hospitals acquired by the Ochsner Health System, leading the human capital integration. During Hurricane Katrina’s devastation, Chris led employee support and advocacy programs at Ochsner, helping stabilize the workforce and providing personal and financial resources to employees and their families suffering severe losses from the storm. Most recently Chris facilitated the cultural and operational integration of Slidell Memorial Hospital, a jointly operated partner in the Ochsner Health Network.
Chris earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Southern Mississippi where he was in the Honors Section—Department of Management. He completed his Master’s of Business Administration at University of New Orleans. A resident of southeast Louisiana for more than 30 years and a community volunteer for 26 years, Chris is married to Alison and they are the proud parents of two children: Brooklyn, 12, and Connor, 10.
Chris' commitment and dedication to excellence in healthcare and employee engagement will help our hospital continue to grow with the best professionals to serve the community’s residents.
Rose Anne McDow
Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical Center, is also proud to announce the promotion of Rose Anne McDow, Director of Medical Staff of Lakeview’s campus, to Director of Medical Staff for Tulane Health System.
Rose Anne brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Tulane Health Systems as an employee of Lakeview’s campus for 29 years and Director of the Medical Staff for the last 20 years. Rose Anne has brought a new dimension in her service as the former President of the Louisiana Society of Medical Staff Services and her certifications as Provider Credentialing Specialist as well as Provider of Medical Staff Services Management. Rose Anne is well respected by physicians, staff, and her peers and is an asset Lakeview is proud to leverage across its three campuses.