Flowers Joins LCMC Health as Chief Diversity and Social Responsibility Officer
NEW ORLEANS – LCMC Health has hired Dr. Mary “Toni” Flowers to fill the role of chief diversity and social responsibility officer. In this capacity, Flowers will lead a diversity, equity and inclusion strategy for LCMC Health and its member hospitals.
Flowers is an expert on diversity, strategy, action planning, health care equity, health disparities, community health, cultural competency, executive coaching, patient experience and social marketing.
“LCMC Health strives to reflect diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do by providing healthcare that speaks to our richly diverse community while creating a welcoming and supportive workplace for all,” said Greg Feirn, CEO, LCMC Health. “Toni’s strategic vision and expertise will help further our commitment to equity, by supporting our mission of providing health, care, and education beyond extraordinary.”
Toni has spent more than two decades focusing on diversity and inclusion and health equity and disparities in healthcare. Most recently, she was the inaugural vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer for the Roper St. Francis Healthcare System in Charleston, S.C. She served in a similar capacity for the St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, Mich.
“My passion for the work of diversity, equity and inclusion in healthcare is longstanding and is fueled by my personal commitment to social justice,” said Flowers. “I have always enjoyed the rich history and culture of New Orleans, and the city itself is representative of diversity. I am thrilled to join the dynamic leadership team at LCMC Health.”