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In Memory of Robert E. Barsley, DDS, JD

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  • Written By: Michele K. Sutton, FACHE
In Memory of Robert E. Barsley, DDS, JD

Dear North Oaks Family,

Dr. Bob BarsleyIt is with deep sorrow that I share with you the sudden passing this past Saturday, Sept. 28 of Dr. Bob Barsley, a member of our Board of Commissioners.

Dr. Barsley was born and raised in the Hammond/Ponchatoula area and was deeply committed throughout his life and distinguished career to making a difference in his community. Since 2016, we have been fortunate to benefit from his tutelage on our Board of Commissioners, during which time he participated on the Building Committee and, more recently, the Strategy & Outreach Committee for which he was chairman. His unique insights as both an attorney and medical professional, coupled with his extensive knowledge of national health care policy, proved invaluable in the boardroom and to our Leadership.

We are honored and humbled that North Oaks Health System is now part of his legacy and forever grateful to him for sharing his zeal for both improving lives and health care quality with us.

The family will host a memorial service on October 27, 2019 at Ponchatoula Junior High School. More information about his life, legacy and memorial service can be found here:

In the difficult days ahead, please join me in keeping his loved ones -- especially his wife Gwen and daughter Emily -- in your thoughts and prayers.

Michele K. Sutton, FACHE
North Oaks Health System