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Welcome Bud Barrow, CEO

Hospital news | Thursday, March 2, 2017

William F. “Bud” Barrow, II has accepted the position of Administrator and Chief Executive Officer at Beauregard Memorial Hospital in DeRidder, Louisiana, effective January 1, 2017.

Mr. Barrow comes to Beauregard Memorial from Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, and Heart Hospital of Lafayette in Lafayette, Louisiana where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer for the last ten years. Our Lady of Lourdes is comprised of a 186 bed main campus, with 32 beds at the Heart Hospital and an additional 10 beds at Park Place Surgical Hospital in a joint venture partnership with 43 physicians. Our Lady of Lourdes is sponsored by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System in Baton Rouge, which is the State's largest non-profit health system.

Barrow received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science from the University of Richmond and a Masters in Public (Hospital) Administration from Brigham Young University. Barrow’s numerous healthcare recognitions include the Louisiana State Baldridge Award, Press Ganey and NCR Picker Awards, Top 100 Hospital Recognition and Centers of Excellence Recognition. His leadership in community and professional associations include the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees, Chair of the AHA Regional Policy Board and member of the AHA National Task Force on Payment Reform; Louisiana Hospital Association Board member and past Chair; past President of the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club; member of the LSUMC Feist-Weiller Cancer Center and Miles Perrett Cancer Center; member of the Board of Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the United Way of Acadiana.

In addition to Lourdes, Barrow’s impressive resume includes serving as CEO at Opelousas General Health System, Desoto Regional Health System in Mansfield, Louisiana, and North Caddo Medical Center. Other appointments included Executive Vice President of Lifewise, Inc.; Vice President of Corporate Development for Schumpert Medical Center in Shreveport and Vice President of Corporate Development/Physician Services for Franciscan Health Systems of Cincinnati. He also served in consultant roles for Deloitte, Haskins and Sells.

On a personal note, Bud and his wife, LaRetta, have 5 children and 15 grandchildren and look forward to the numerous community service and lifestyle advantages associated with Beauregard Parish