Tulane Health System has named Mona Chawla its vice president for women’s and pediatric services, leading strategic initiatives to grow and enhance the care offered throughout the system.
In her new role, Chawla will work collaboratively with Tulane University School of Medicine leadership and physicians to develop strategies focused on improving the quality and patient experience of women’s and children’s care within Tulane Health System’s clinics and hospitals – including Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children in Metairie, which was recently named one of just 29 Top Teaching Hospitals nationwide by The Leapfrog Group.
“Mona’s enthusiasm, passion and skill were apparent from our first opportunity to work with her,” said Tulane Health System CEO and President Dr. William Lunn. “She was a perfect fit for this important role that serves these most important communities – children and their mothers.”
Chawla has worked in healthcare leadership roles since 2008. In her most recent role, she served as Tulane Health System’s director of physician development, in which she partnered with doctors and leaders to elevate the health system’s women’s, pediatric, orthopedic and rehabilitation service lines.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in health administration, both from the University of Missouri – Columbia, and she recently earned Patient Experience Professional Certification from the Patient Experience Institute. Chawla also contributes her time to community organizations such as the Junior League of New Orleans, New Orleans Entrepreneur Week and ARISE Academy. She was a former “Spotlight on Success Honoree” through the March of Dimes New Orleans Chapter.