Public Administration Grad Honored by Catholic Health Association

Tara Haney receives award.

LSU MPA graduate Tara Haney, center, is recognized as a leader in health care.  

June 22, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Tara Haney, vice president of operations for Health Leaders Network (HLN), was recognized by the Catholic Health Association (CHA) as one of Tomorrow’s Leaders during the organization’s annual awards banquet at the 2018 Assembly in San Diego.

Haney received her Master of Public Administration from the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business in 2004. She holds an undergraduate degree from McNeese State University.

“We congratulate Tara on this well-deserved recognition of the gifts and talents she generously shares with our ministry,” said Mike McBride, CEO of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System. “Her passion for improving individual health and advancing the management of integrated care delivery is furthering our ministry’s goal to provide exceptional experiences and high-quality health care throughout Louisiana.”

Haney began her career with the health system in 2012 focusing on health and well-being within the organization’s team member wellness program, Healthy Lives. Her leadership built a program that serves more than 14,000 team members within the health system and has expanded to more than 20 clients across the country.

In 2014, Haney helped launch another successful venture known as Health Leaders Network. With only four years since its formation, HLN encompasses more than 1,000 providers and a network that covers more than 100,000 lives across Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas in value-based contracts. Haney’s contributions to the network’s physician-led governance and overall population health strategy have enhanced care transitions and increased access for patients, as well as improved care coordination for physicians.

"Health care in the U.S. can't continue on the same path without serious adjustments to costs and outcomes," Haney says. "I'm not a clinician, but I still get to be a part of solving this huge problem, not only for Louisiana but on the national level. That's what gets me going and keeps me going."

About the Public Administration Institute
The Public Administration Institute at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business offers a 45-hour degree program that emphasizes management, public policy and financial skills for those leading public agencies, nonprofit and health care organizations, and for-profit organizations that interact with governmental agencies. PAI’s faculty members are student-oriented and nationally-recognized for their expertise in their fields. For more information, visit or call 225-578-6743.

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