William Holman (HPM ’79) was honored with the 2013 Alumni Award for Practice during the March 28 Alumni Awards event.
He is president and CEO of Baton Rouge General Medical Center and General Health System.
Holman joined the The Baton Rouge General Medical Center and General Health System in 2000, assembling and leading the management team that in 2004 was named "Top Leadership Team in the Nation" by HealthLeaders magazine. A former Air Force medic who served in Vietnam, Holman received his Bachelor of Science in health care management from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in 1974 and his master’s degree in health services administration from Pitt Public Health in 1976. He is also a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Johnson & Johnson Wharton School of Business CEO Program for Healthcare Leadership, and a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Holman has more than 42 years of experience in health care management.
Prior to joining Baton Rouge General, Bill spent seven years with the ViaHealth/Genesee Hospital system in New York, serving most recently as senior executive vice president/chief operating officer. Named Baton Rouge Business Report’s 2011 Business Person of the Year, he presently serves on the board of directors of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce, the city of Baton Rouge’s Health City Initiative, Baton Rouge General Foundation, and the Mid-City Redevelopment Alliance. In addition, Holman is chair of the Capital Area American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA) Board of Directors and is the immediate chair for the Louisiana Hospital Association.