Lakeview Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that Carolyn Ridge has been hired as the new Chief Financial Officer for the hospital, effective November 1, 2013. Ridge has been with HCA since 2000 and most recently served as the MidAmerica Division Market Vice President of Finance. As CFO of Lakeview Regional she will have executive responsibility for the Financial operations of the hospital including Accounting, Parallon Support Services, IT&S, and Case Management.
“Ms. Ridge is a proven leader who brings a wealth of accomplishment to Lakeview Regional,” states Bret Kolman, CEO for Lakeview Regional Medical Center.  “Carolyn is a highly respected individual and an enthusiastic and experienced achiever who will be a great asset to our organization.” Ridge has 13 years of progressive healthcare experience. She has a strong finance and analytical background with extensive hands-on interaction with both the division and hospital management teams in all aspects of hospital operations. 
Ridge is from New Iberia, but has lived in Mandeville, with her husband Eddie, for the past eight years.  She is an active member of the community and enjoys reading, but spends all of her free time with their 3-year old son, Skipper.