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Patient Safety Tech Barbara Receives North Oaks Health System Employee of the Month Award for July 2017

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  • Written By: Melanie Zaffuto

Patient Safety Tech Barbara has been honored with the North Oaks Health System Employee of the Month Award for July 2017.

Barbara joined the North Oaks team in 2011 as a Patient Safety Tech.

Patient Safety Tech Barbara

"I help keep our patients safe," shares Barbara.

A native of Independence, Barbara graduated from Ponchatoula High School and calls Amite home.

Barbara was married to her late husband Kenneth Sr. for 22 years. The couple raised three children — Kenny II, Chursha and April – and have five grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. Grandchildren include Chyenne, 20; Austin, 17; Alex and Kenny Jr., 16; and Justin, 15. Great-grandson Greysen is 2 years old.

When she’s not at the hospital, Barbara enjoys working in her yard.

“I can count on Barbara to have a positive outlook, voice her opinion and offer solutions," affirms Edna Scott, Nursing Operations Manager. "She values teamwork, dedication and accountability and holds herself to these standards each day. When she’s given a task- she owns it from start to finish.”