Longleaf Hospital Staff

Claire Hick, MHA, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer

Claire Hick joined Longleaf Hospital as CEO in January 2018. Her background is in hospital administration in Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, North Carolina and Louisiana. She received both her undergraduate degree and masters in healthcare administration from the University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss. Her previous experience includes working for 10 years in hospital administration at a 164-bed free-standing psychiatric hospital, a 339-bed medical/surgical hospital ranked No. 1 in Mississippi by U.S. News & World Report and at the corporate system level overseeing hospital public relations strategy for 27 hospitals and service lines. In graduate school, she was given the “Outstanding MHA Student Award” graduating number one in her class. Career accolades include the “Overall VOX Grande Award” and “Most Valuable Employee.” In 2017, she was named “Woman of the Year” by the Southaven Chamber of Commerce. Past community affiliations include: chairman of the state-wide American Heart Association, leadership board of Rotary International, Coca-Cola scholar scholarship advisory board and Intel ISEF science advisory board. She is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Executives and teaches online marketing and health care classes at Ole Miss. She, her husband and son live in Alexandria.

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– Anonymous Patient
Marks of Quality Care
  • Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA)
  • The Jason Foundation
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval