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Crystal Williams, MHA, FACMPE

Chief Operating Officer


Crystal Williams serves as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS). She brings more than 30 years of health care experience to CIS.

Prior to her current position, Williams served as an executive vice president of practice management for the Bayou Region and an office manager for 26 years, managing the Raceland and Thibodaux locations for CIS. She also previously worked in many other CIS departments, including insurance, medical records and transcription.

Williams has received numerous CIS honors, including the All-Star Award and the Team Leader Spirit Award. In 2012, she received the CIS Leadership Award, which is presented to the team leader demonstrating the spirit of teamwork, creativity, innovation, and willingness to meet the challenges of the future. In 2017, she received the Mary Domangue Award which is presented to the CIS team leader that most exemplifies high standards of patient care, compassion and dedication, and for carrying on the mission, vision and values held true by staff and physicians at CIS.

Williams became a fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives in 2012. In 2018 and 2019, she served as the president of the Louisiana Medical Group Management Association,and she has also served as the president of the local MGMA chapter since 2008. From 2014-2017, she served as the secretary of state for the Medical Group Management Association.


Williams graduated from Nicholls State University in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, and with minors in Humanities, Social Sciences and Business Administration. Most recently, she graduated with a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Louisiana State University- Shreveport.