Laurie A. Weathers, MBA, CMPE joined Solara in November, 2020 as the CEO of First Med Primary Care and Urgent Care. Having worked more than 25 years in healthcare leadership and physician practice management, Laurie has held operational leadership positions for health systems and large independent specialty groups. Most recently, Laurie served as the Vice President of Specialty Clinics/Physicians for the Sisters of Mercy Health System for the Oklahoma community as well as Director of Operations. Prior to Mercy, Laurie was the Practice Administrator for Cancer Care Associates, a statewide oncology practice with 48 oncologists, where she was operationally responsible for seven oncology clinics including three comprehensive cancer centers. Just prior to joining Solara, Laurie operated a practice management consultancy providing operations consulting services for independent physician practices.
Laurie earned her Masters of Business Administration from Oklahoma Christian University and earned her undergraduate degree from Southern Nazarene University in Organizational Leadership. She has her board certification in the American College of Healthcare Executives and has a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma.
In her free time, Laurie teaches a graduate level class titled, ‘Hospital Operations Leadership’ in the Oklahoma Christian University MBA program. An avid runner, Laurie says she is always training for a half marathon! She also enjoys traveling, cooking, horseback riding and gardening. Married to Tommy, they have two grown boys, Andrew and Clint. Finally, and most importantly, she says her life verse is, Proverbs 3:5-6.