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Dr. Kenneth S. Parks Receives Circle of Excellence Award!

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Dr. Kenneth S. Parks Receives Circle of Excellence Award!

The OGHS Medical Staff Circle of Excellence Award was created to acknowledge a physician who understands the challenges of practicing medicine and has the qualities and skills necessary to be an exceptional physician and leader. This award recognizes integrity, compassion, altruism, respect, empathy, and service that, combined with clinical excellence, provides optimal patient care. Opelousas General Health System is proud to recognize an exceptional physician each quarter and welcome them into the “Circle of Excellence.”

This quarter's winner is Dr. Kenneth S. Parks, Hospitalist and Past Chief of Staff. His nominations are listed below.

  • EMPLOYEE: “This Physician is EXCELLENT because he not only provides excellent patient care but is very involved in quality measures throughout the facility, has vision on ways to improve quality and patient safety while taking into consideration cost of care and financial burdens. He holds himself to a very high standard and expects that of others. Overall, he is an excellent resource for this hospital and the patients that he serves. He continues giving on a daily basis.”
  • EMPLOYEE: “This Physician is EXCELLENT because his collaboration with hospital staff is beyond excellent. He is welcoming to new ideas to increase patient care outcome. Dedication to hospital.”
  • PHYSICIAN: “This Physician is EXCELLLENT because he is an excellent clinician and a strong advocate for patient care. He goes above and beyond. He takes detailed histories and spends extra time talking with patients & family, as well as discussing the case with fellow consulting physicians. He spends long hours, which are extremely helpful for the colleague physicians and ultimately for the top patient care. Highly professional, courteous and a great Team player! Thank you for the continued hard work; it is highly appreciated!”

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Parks! He is pictured with his Amanda Fontenot VP of marketing and Physician Services and Ken Cochran, President & CEO.

To nominate a physician for excellence, visit or contact Holly Cope-Lynn at 337-678-4265 or