BATON ROUGE, La. -- Woman’s Hospital has promoted April Chaisson to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Chaisson has more than 20 years of financial leadership experience in healthcare and has previously worked as Woman’s Vice President of Finance, overseeing the organization’s financial framework and ensuring its alignment with the hospital’s mission. As CFO, she will support the organization’s strategic priorities and will serve as the executive over finance and operational excellence.
Chaisson began her career at Woman’s in 1995 as a Financial Analyst and later served as Director of Business Services which included coordinating the development of the Woman’s Center for Wellness. She held leadership positions at Medical Management Options and The NeuroMedical Center Clinic before returning to Woman’s in 2010 as the Controller over Finance and Patient Financial Services.
Since 2018, Chaisson has served as Woman’s Hospital’s Vice President of Finance. During this time, by streamlining processes and procedures across the revenue cycle, she helped achieve a net revenue recovery of $6.3 million.
Chaisson has played an integral role in managing the financial operations of the Woman’s Hospital through periods of change, and through unprecedented challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic. She has worked collaboratively with leadership, physicians and team members to build Woman’s into a high-performing organization.