JOHN F. GEORGE, JR.

President and CEO

About

With a diverse background in geology, medicine and business, Dr. George possesses a unique combination of business development, investment management and clinical management expertise. Dr. George is currently President and CEO of BRF and led the organization through an expansion of programs, to include the Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP), Envision Research, the Center for Molecular Imaging and Therapy (CMIT), the Digital Media Institute at Intertech (DMII), Future State, the New Louisiana Angel Funds 1 and 2 (NLAF) and ownership and operation of University Health System, the region’s safety net healthcare system and clinical partner of LSU medical school in Shreveport.

Dr. George and key leadership led the hospitals and their 3,200 employees through a financial turnaround while increasing quality and service to North Louisiana’s indigent patients. Dr. George oversaw the preservation of the health system’s $800 million annual economic impact to North Louisiana and a $902.5 million boost to the state’s budget within the first three years of privatization of Louisiana’s safety net hospitals. In 2018, Dr. George and BRF leadership transitioned North Louisiana’s University Health System hospitals to Ochsner Health System, the largest healthcare system in the state. In addition to serving on numerous boards of directors and formerly the LSU Board of Supervisors, Dr. George owns and operates G6 Management a private investment and capital management firm. Prior to starting G6 Management, Dr. George co-founded and led the development of LifeCare Management Service, LLC, a long term acute care hospital system serving patients with a length of stay of greater than 25 days. Through hospital startups and acquisitions spearheaded by Dr. George, LifeCare owned and operated 20 hospitals in 9 states with 3,000 employees managing more than 1,200 patients per day and with annual revenues of $300 million. In addition to his leadership role, Dr. George also headed the implementation team that opened and operationalized each of the hospitals started by LifeCare. In 2005 LifeCare Management was purchased by the Carlyle Group.

Affiliations:

Association of Governing Boards of Universities & Colleges, Member
President and CEO of BRF (Formerly Biomedical Research Foundation)
BRF Board member
Committee of One Hundred, Board Member, Military Committee Member
McInnis Brothers, Board Member
Shreve Syndicate, Member & Past Secretary
Eighth Air Force Consultation Committee, Board Member
Asteri Networks, Board Member
Advanced Aero Concepts, Board Member
Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum, Board Member
Centenary College Board of Trustees, Past Vice Chairman and Finance Committee
University Health System Board of Managers, Past Member
Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors, Past Chair Healthcare and Medical Education
LSU HSC Chancellor Advisory Committee, Past Member
Military Affairs Council, Barksdale Air Force Base, Advisory Board Chairman and
Past President/CEO
Sci-Port Discovery Center, Past Chairman of Development Committee
Barksdale Forward, Past Board Member
Barksdale Air Show, Past Chairman
Pelican Security Network, Past Chairman of the Board

Mission

 

Diversify and grow our region’s economy.

Vision

 

Operate as a catalyst to expand and develop research, entrepreneurship and high-growth businesses in our region.

Values

 

Innovation. Collaboration. Problem Solving. Bold Action.