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Public Invited to North Oaks Health System Town Hall Forum

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  • Written By: Melanie Zaffuto

What’s important to you in terms of wellness and health care? What’s your vision for your local health care system? What has been your experience with North Oaks Health System? Is North Oaks fulfilling its mission to “improve lives every time and with every touch?” Are there any areas where North Oaks is falling short of your expectations?

Michelle Sutton

The North Oaks Board of Commissioners and President/CEO Michele Sutton invite community members to explore these questions and more at a town hall forum on Wednesday, May 10, in conjunction with National Hospital Week. The forum will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. in the E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center, located within North Oaks Diagnostic Center at 15837 Paul Vega, MD, Drive in Hammond. While registration is not required, seating is limited.

A brief update on recent activities at the health system will be given at the forum with the majority of the forum’s agenda reserved to answer questions from the public. Community members are invited to submit questions by Sunday, April 30, via email to or via mail to CEO Feedback, North Oaks Health System, P.O. Box 2668, Hammond, Louisiana 70404. Submissions should include your full name, daytime phone number and email address. Questions also will be taken from the floor during the forum. All questions and answers will be published after the forum on the health system's website with the exception of questions pertaining to patient care or billing, which will be addressed privately to protect confidentiality.

“When I accepted the position of president/CEO, I pledged to uphold the organizational values of compassion, courtesy, commitment and communication on which we have built our success,” Sutton shares. “To fulfill this promise, I am encouraging open communication and collaboration with the community. Hosting town hall forums is one way we plan to achieve this goal.”

This is the first of two town hall forums planned for 2017.

For more information about North Oaks Health System’s Town Hall Forum on May 10, please call North Oaks Public Relations at (985) 230-6647.