Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical Center, has announced the addition of Rachael Wilson, RN, BSN as the new manager of outpatient surgery, endoscopy, post-anesthesia care unit (PACU), and pre-admit testing (PAT). Ms. Wilson comes to Lakeview Regional with 12 years of experience at Ochsner Health System. For the last six years, she served as the director of nursing, where she was responsible for strategic oversight of 348 full-time employees, 150 beds for hospital medicine, medical telemetry stepdown, and acute psychiatry. Prior, she held positions as the unit director of medical/surgical intensive care and the surgical step-down unit, administrative projects coordinator for special projects, and operations coordinator for PACU. Ms. Wilson was also the chief nursing officer at River Oaks Behavioral Hospital in Harahan and overall has 26 years of clinical nursing experience.

“Rachael brings a wealth of experience from her time at Ochsner Main and a proven track record of strong leadership,” said Scott Montgomery, Lakeview Regional COO, Ethics and Compliance Officer. “Rachael is a Northshore resident and is excited about serving our community and improving the lives of our patients.”

Wilson holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Louisiana State University. She has been awarded for her nursing and leadership skills and served as president, vice president, and secretary of the Louisiana Association of Peri-Anesthesia Nursing.