Tulane Medical Center June 27, 2018

Laura Godel will join Tulane Health System and Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, as the associate regional vice president of oncology services on May 14, 2018. Godel will be responsible for driving operational excellence and strategic leadership for Tulane’s oncology service line, providing world-class patient care, education and research for our cancer patients and providers.

Prior to joining Tulane and Sarah Cannon, Laura served Touro Infirmary as director of oncology services. During her tenure there, she partnered with physicians, staff and administration to drive strategic initiatives and operational efficiencies. Her duties included the assessment of new business plans and equipment purchases. Laura was able to show improvements in patient and employee engagement. 

Previously, Laura worked in the U.S. Oncology Network for six years, eventually serving as the executive director for Illinois Cancer Specialists. There, Laura combined her lean six sigma black belt and project management experience to provide strategic oversight to a large group of community-based oncology providers.  

“We are delighted to have an executive with Laura’s experience and talent lead our oncology services,” said Tom Patrias, chief operating officer at Tulane Health System. “I am confident that she will contribute her expertise and foresight to help strengthen our efforts in the fight against cancer.”

Laura earned a bachelor of science in legal studies from University of Houston, as well as a six sigma black belt certification and PMI project management professionals certification.

She is excited to return to Tulane, where she earned a post-baccalaureate degree in paralegal studies.   

“I am thrilled to be joining the Sarah Cannon and Tulane Health System teams,” said Godel. “I look forward to working with Tulane’s exceptional oncology physicians and staff to provide the highest possible care to cancer patients and their families.”