Lester K. Diamond is the president of St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. He has been with the organization since 1992 where he has served as executive vice president of operations, as well as senior vice president and vice president of professional services. Mr. Diamond also served as vice president of behavioral health services in addition to having administrative responsibilities for Jackson Mental Health Center and the hospital’s north campus, which is devoted to the treatment of psychiatric and chemical dependency disorders.
Prior to that, Mr. Diamond was the chief operating officer at Laurel Wood Center in Meridian, Mississippi, where he was responsible for the daily operations of all clinical programs and ancillary services.
Mr. Diamond began his administrative career in 1985 with Charter Medical Corporation as an assistant administrator. This included positions at Charter Plains Hospital in Lubbock, Texas, as the human resources director and administrative responsibility over the addiction disease treatment program and various other departments at Charter Peachford Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mr. Diamond received his undergraduate degree in business administration from Memphis State University and pursued his graduate studies at the University of Mississippi in health care administration. He completed his administrative residency at Eastwood Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Additionally, Mr. Diamond is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and is a member of the executive committee for Vizient Southern States.