With so many different diseases, epidemics, and medical issues plaguing the nation, healthcare is a challenging field. To be the president and CEO of a hospital—any hospital—takes great a great deal of dedication, foresight, diplomacy, and understanding; but the need for those characteristics come even more into play for the president and CEO of a children’s hospital. Luckily for Children’s Hospital New Orleans, the man bearing those titles meets those demands and then some, using his position and deep knowledge of the healthcare industry to serve the needs of the children of New Orleans in the best way possible. With more than 25 years of pediatric healthcare experience under his belt, John Nickens took on his current role at Children’s Hospital New Orleans in 2017.
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