Modern Healthcare Recognizes Senior Vice President Renada Deschamp

Woman’s Hospital’s Senior Vice President of Health Equity and Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer Renada Deschamp has been named to the 2023 class of Top Diversity Leaders by Modern Healthcare. The program honors the top diverse healthcare executives and organizations influencing policy, care delivery and public health, and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in their organizations and the healthcare industry.

“Renada is a passionate advocate for inclusivity. Through her leadership, Woman’s has advanced equitable practices to benefit both our patients and employees. I can think of no one more deserving of this honor than Renada,” said Rene Ragas, president and CEO of Woman’s Hospital.

Deschamp has spent the majority of her career in healthcare, fostering leadership, talent development and driving DEI initiatives. She holds a Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Political Science from Southern University and is an active member of the community, volunteering as a board member for YWCA Greater Baton Rouge. She is also part of the 2024 Go Red for Women executive cabinet, a member of Baton Rouge Area Diversity Officers Council, Circle of Red and a national member of Society for HR Management.

Presented annually, Modern Healthcare’s Top Diversity Leaders program honors healthcare leaders who exemplify a commitment to meaningful DEI while advancing community health equity. The profiles of all the winners are featured in the October 16, 2023 print issue of Modern Healthcare and online at

About Woman’s Hospital

Woman’s is a specialty hospital for women and infants located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Since opening in 1968, it has welcomed more than 375,000 babies, making it one of the largest delivery services in the country and the largest in Louisiana. Additionally, Woman’s operates a level III-S neonatal intensive care unit; this designation allows them to care for infants who are extremely premature, are critically ill or require surgical intervention. The hospital is also recognized for its expertise in mammography as well as breast and gynecologic cancer care. As a private, nonprofit organization, all funds are reinvested into the hospital to continue Woman’s mission to improve the health of women and infants through the latest technology, a highly qualified staff and critical community programs and services.