In its annual heath care supplement, New Orleans CityBusiness highlighted nine University of New Orleans alumni who hold senior positions in some of the region’s best known health care facilities. The 2017 issue includes a question and answer feature where medical professionals from a variety of fields share views on the opening of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in New Orleans and predictions for the next five years.
Among the health care professionals whose views are featured in the question and answer section is David Little, who received his Master of Science in health care management from UNO in 2016. Little, operations manager for specialty clinics at University Medical Center, tells New Orleans CityBusiness that the VA hospital and University Medical Center are anchors for the New Orleans medical corridor, which is “attracting medical professional talent and spurring economic development.” His predictions for the next five years addresses New Orleans’ status as third among the nation’s largest metropolitan areas in rates of HIV cases.
“We will continue working toward reducing new infections and ensuring access to quality medical care and support services for those living with the disease. We can expect continued advances in HIV treatment options for our patients, increased attention to HIV stigma reduction, consumer empowerment and new prevention methods,” said Little.
Other UNO alumni featured in the publication include: Children’s Hospital president and CEO Mary R. Perrin; East Jefferson General Hospital medical director Dr. Raymond DeCorte; Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner chief operating officer Julie Henry; Ochsner Medical Center-Northshore CEO Bill Davis; St. Charles Parish Hospital associate administrator Alden Bishop; St. Tammany Parish Hospital chief medical officer Dr. Robert Capitelli; University Medical Center New Orleans chief medical officer Dr. Peter DeBlieux; and River Oaks Psychiatric Hospital director of nursing Michelle Wells.