Longtime CEO of Tomball Hospital dies, community service remembered

The CEO of the Tomball Regional Health Foundation died last week after decades of service to the Tomball community.

Louis Lynn LeBouef died on January 25 at age 69. While CEO of the Tomball Regional Health Foundation since 2013, Lebouef had spent more than 30 years working for the Tomball Regional Medical Center, first as director of cardiopulmonary services and then moving into administration. in 1996 and named CEO in 2005.

His obituary indicates that he served as CEO of the hospital until 2011 when the hospital was purchased by Community Health Systems. From there, he transitioned to become a Legislative and Regulatory Liaison before leaving for the Tomball Regional Health Foundation.

LeBeouf had held other roles in the Tomball community, including serving on the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors from 2006 to 2008. GTACC President Bruce Hillegeist said LeBeouf knew probably every inch of the Tomball Regional Medical Center, which he was looking at. go from a small size to what it is today.

“Great leader,” Hillegeist said of LeBeouf. “People, his employees respected him. I have a friend who worked as a respiratory therapist for Lynn and he told me no one ever left because Lynn took good care of his employees.

LeBeouf was born in 1952 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, reads his obituary, before moving to Tomball in 1978. He leaves behind two sons, one daughter, two stepdaughters and 15 grandchildren.

LeBeouf was also heavily involved with TOMAGWA, said Hillegeist, a local nonprofit that helps provide health care to people in need. He even served as parade marshal for the annual Chamber Holiday Parade in 2006 for his contributions to the community.

“He was a preeminent leader and truly cared about his community and the hospital. … He lived for this hospital and his family,” he said.

A memorial service will be held for LeBeouf at 10 a.m. Feb. 19 at Klein Funeral Home in Tomball, 1400 West Main St.

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Jill E. Washington