Tulane Health System (THS) is proud to announce that Chief Operating Officer Jyric Sims was chosen out of hundreds of nominees for the New Orleans Millennial Award in the Healthcare category on Saturday, July 25. Now in its third year, The Millennials: A Salute to Service awards ceremony honors dynamic young professionals who contribute to the community through public service, make significant strides in business sectors, or serve as cultural ambassadors.
Sims was awarded this honor based on his remarkable professional and personal accomplishments prior to age 40.
Sims has risen through the ranks quickly within HCA, the managing partner of THS, becoming a COO by age 30. Sims joined Tulane as COO in December of 2014. Prior, Sims served as COO of 230-bed HCA Affiliate St Lucie Medical Center, Associate COO of 595-bed HCA Affiliate Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, and Director at 600-bed University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Among many other accomplishments and accolades, Sims was recently selected to the 2015/16 class of the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute and is also serving as an Adjunct Professor instructing a course in the MHA program at Tulane University School of Public Health.
"We are proud to have Jyric as a member of the Tulane Health System senior leadership team,” said Dr. William Lunn, CEO of Tulane Health System. “In his short tenure, he has made many key contributions to improve health system operations. Perhaps most notable is his success in improving patient satisfaction so that Tulane is now helping to lead HCA's patient experience metrics nationally. He has also spearheaded the recruitment of key talent to lead Tulane into the future. Jyric is a dynamic young leader with an infectious enthusiasm and we feel fortunate that he is a part of the Tulane family," said Lunn.
Sims holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is board certified in healthcare management as a fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives and a certified Project Manager as a PMP by the Project Management Institute. Sims also serves on the board of directors for the Louisiana ACHE chapter
“I am humbled and honored to receive this Millennial Award and look forward to continuing to serve the New Orleans community,” said Sims.