Diane Broussard is set to join the Women’s & Children’s Hospital family as Vice President of Human Resources on Monday, Oct. 2.

As a strategic leader in the healthcare setting for more than 22 years, nearly 17 years of which she served in a Human Resources leadership role, Broussard brings a unique and critical perspective on Human Resources, staff development and employee engagement.

“Having spent most of my career working in hospitals, I have a great appreciation for all the different roles and people it takes to deliver quality care to people at their most vulnerable moments,” Broussard said. “I am very excited to go back to my roots and again work in a hospital. I hope that my experience and knowledge will help add to an already great work environment.”

Most recently, Broussard oversaw all human resources and training activity as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Schumacher Clinical Partners, one of the fastest growing healthcare companies in the nation. There, Broussard advised executives and senior leaders on employee relations during a period of significant growth and acquisition. She achieved a more than $2 million savings over two years by incorporating changes to the company’s benefit platform with no negative impact on employees.

Her breadth of experience also includes six years as a system planning associate with Lafayette General Medical Center, where she later served as Human Resources Director for six years. Prior to that, Broussard was a social worker, including three years as director of an inpatient mental psychiatric unit.

Broussard earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the former Northeast Louisiana University, now the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She later earned a Master of Social Work degree from Louisiana State University and professional training in mediation from Loyola Law School. 

“We are excited to welcome such a gifted leader to our family of experienced, dedicated and compassionate healthcare professionals,” said Kathy Bobbs, President and Chief Executive Officer for Women’s & Children’s Hospital. “Throughout Diane’s career, she has shown a passion for learning, strategic planning and creating an environment where employees are not only engaged, they sincerely enjoy coming to work. With her leadership, Women’s & Children’s Hospital will continue to cement its position as a great place to work and receive care.”