LAKE CHARLES -– CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer, Donald Lloyd II was recently named Distinguished Alumni of the Year at the Annual Lander University Alumni Association 2018 Awards Luncheon and Alumni Weekend in Greenwood, South Carolina.

A member of the Lander Class of 1983, Lloyd used his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and his Master’s in Business Administration from Francis Marion University, as the basis for a 30-year career with experience in health finance, human resource recruitment, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic growth.

     Donald Lloyd II
  St. Patrick Hospital

Today, Lloyd serves as president and chief executive officer for CHRISTUS St. Patrick Health System, provider of a host of medical services to the five-parish region of Southwest Louisiana. Lloyd is credited with linking the business strategy of CHRISTUS with its mission to “extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ” by offering pastoral, clinical and business opportunities to people of all faiths in the region.

Previously, Lloyd served as president of chief executive officer of Marion (S.C.) Regional Healthcare System. He negotiated its sale, which served as the foundation of the Carolina’s Healthcare System.

While serving the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, Lloyd spearheaded the alignment of clinical services with academic institutions, including the Medical University of South Carolina.

In addition to currently serving as a Lander Trustee, Lloyd and his family established the Clem P. Ham Endowed Scholarship for Lander healthcare management students.