Ochsner St. Anne CEO among dead in shooting spree

Raceland, La. - Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital CEO Milton Bourgeois is among the deceased in a Thursday night shooting spree that left four people dead and three others injured.

A statement from Ochsner Health System Executive Vice-President Michael F. Hulefeld says, "We are terribly shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic passing of our friend and colleague, Milton Bourgeois, CEO of Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital."

"Milton has been a long time member of the Ochsner family and instrumental in healthcare in our region. This is a devastating loss not only to the employees, physicians and staff of the Bayou community, but to the entire Ochsner Health System.  Our immediate focus is on providing much needed support for our caregivers across the organization.  We will continue to pray for the safe recovery of his wife, Ann, and the other victims. We offer our deepest condolences to his family and the families of the other victims."

"We ask for respect and privacy for all of the families and others involved during this difficult time."

Bourgeois served as the St. Anne CEO since 1988 and provided healthcare to the Raceland and Bayou Region for more than 25 years. He served on the Louisiana Hospital Board for the last decade and held the positions of Treasurer and Board Chairman.