Francis Maness, an innovative healthcare executive with more than 10 years’ experience in operations and finance, has been named Tulane Health System’s assistant chief operating officer. In this role, he will provide onsite leadership at the health system’s Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children in Metairie. He assumes the role May 16.

Maness began his career at North Florida Regional Medical Center, serving as an accountant/financial analyst before being promoted to HCA’s North Florida/South Atlantic divisions within their decision support services group. HCA is one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, comprised of locally managed facilities that include Tulane Health System and 168 hospitals across the country.

“Francis brings a wealth of operational knowledge and enthusiasm to help ensure the continued growth of Tulane Lakeside and all our health system,” said Dr. William Lunn, Tulane Health System’s CEO. “We are proud to have Francis join our team and help us to grow our world-class women’s and children services, offered close to home.”

Most recently, Maness spent three years within HCA’s North Florida Division as director of project management, where he has been instrumental in implementing several strategic priority projects.

“It’s an honor to become part of the dynamic healthcare team at Tulane,” Maness said. “I’m excited to help continue the hospital’s growth as well as its commitment to patient satisfaction.” 

Maness received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a master’s of business administration from Mississippi State University.