A Chief Executive Officer has been named for University Medical Center in Lafayette.  Jared L. Stark will preside over the transition in management of UMC from LSU Health Sciences to Lafayette General Health.

Stark has a background of healthcare management, including most recently transforming a specialty hospital to a full-service community hospital.  He will be responsible for implementing outcome-based practices established at Lafayette General Medical Center to UMC.

Stark says,

"I am excited about the opportunity to join University Medical Center’s team.  I look forward to working with the physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers in providing the highest level of quality care, innovative treatment and service to the residents of Acadiana."

Stark is from Indiana, and he previously served as Executive Director of Franciscan St. Francis Health in Mooresville, Indiana, a post he held for five years.  Stark oversaw the opening of the emergency room, growth of inpatient services and the development of a new outpatient facility in Mooresville, as well as a new hospital in Carmel, Indiana.

Lafayette General President/CEO David Callecod says,

"His background working within a health system will further his ability to effectively guide UMC.  I know that Jared will be an exceptional leader for the facility and looks forward to being very involved as a community leader as well.”

Stark earned his bachelor’s degree from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, and his Master of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and received the prestigious Early Career Professional Regent’s Award in 2011, awarded to a hospital administrator under 40 years old who demonstrated significant accomplishments in the healthcare field.