HOUMA — Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) has announced Ryan Hebert, MHA, RT(R), CCIR as its Chief Executive Officer effective July 1.
For the past two years, Hebert has served as CIS’s Chief Operating Officer. He joined CIS in 2014, beginning as a cath lab director and practice administrator in Luling, and moving into a leadership role as an Executive Vice President of Cardiovascular Services. In his time at CIS, Hebert’s strategic leadership has been instrumental in the growth and success of CIS’s hospital operations and diagnostic services. He has enhanced the management, supervision and quality of CIS catheterization labs, including the CIS Ambulatory Surgery Center and Office-Based Lab in Gray, Louisiana.
Hebert holds a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Louisiana State University in Shreveport and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He is also a certified radiologic technologist.
“It is an honor and a privilege to assume the role of CEO at CIS, and I look forward to building upon the culture, mission, and vision that my predecessors and our founder, Dr. Craig Walker, have established,” said Hebert. “As the model of CIS grows to a national platform, we have an opportunity to enhance the care we provide to our communities as we continue to fight cardiovascular disease, the number one cause of death in our country.” He added, “Our physicians and our entire CIS team are at the core of what makes us so successful, and I am grateful for the opportunity to work alongside this team to lead our organization into the future.”
CIS Founder, President and Medical Director Dr. Craig Walkerr expressed his support of Hebert saying, “On behalf of myself and the board of directors, we strongly support the promotion of Ryan Hebert to CEO of CIS. He has a record of great accomplishment and is an excellent communicator.”
Hebert succeeds David Konur, FACHE who served as CEO of CIS for 24 years. Konur will now serve as CEO of Cardiovascular Logistics (CVL), a new cardiology platform founded by CIS. CVL provides logistics to integrate the nation’s best cardiology practices into one robust cardiovascular solution. The mission of CVL and CIS are one in the same, to provide the highest-quality cardiovascular care available.
“I am astounded when I think of all we have accomplished at CIS, and I’m forever grateful for being a part this mission,” said Konur. “I have complete confidence that Ryan will continue to lead CIS as a world-leader in cardiovascular care.”