Richard Lauve (pronounced “love”) is a nationally recognized speaker, facilitator, and consultant. His engagements range from half-day seminars to multi-year system transformations.
Dr. Lauve’s recent long-term organizational roles include: CEO of Palmetto Primary Care Physicians, chief medical officer for Trident Health in Charleston, SC, medical director and VP of Clinical Affairs of the LA, MS, & TN regional office of the Voluntary Hospital Association (now Vizient), vice president of medical affairs for Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA, and president and medical director of a privately held, multi-state PPO. He later developed the infrastructure of this PPO to enable conversion to a provider-owned HMO.
Dr. Lauve completed an internal medicine residency in 1979, practiced for five years in a solo internal medicine practice in rural Utah, initially in the National Health Service Corps, and left that practice for the challenge of being the chief medical officer for the first chemical-weapons-destruction facility in the world with the U.S. Army. Returning to New Orleans in 1989 Dr. Lauve was board certified in internal medicine in 1990; received his MBA in 1992; and served as the medical director for the faculty practice at LSU New Orleans where he taught ethics and medical management to medical students and residents from his position as assistant to the chair of medicine. He then served as the medical director of a 120 bed multi-unit “hospital within the hospital” at Charity in New Orleans; provided consulting services to a wide range of healthcare organizations and professionals.