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Women’s & Children’s CEO, Kathy Bobbs Dies at 59

Apr 23, 2018 11:20AM ● By Staff Writer

In a statement released by Women's and Children's Hospital, Kathy Bobbs, president and chief executive officer for Women’s & Children’s Hospital, passed away from an apparent heart attack on Saturday, April 21, she was 59.

Kathy leaves behind her husband, Ken, five children and 11 grandchildren.

Bobbs, a healthcare leader, activist and innovator for nearly 40 years, leaves behind a living legacy of better healthcare for women and children.

She served as a delegate for the American Hospital Association, most currently serving on its Regional Policy Board. She was a board member for the Louisiana Hospital Association and served as chairperson in 2013. Kathy also was a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and served since 2008 on the Governor’s Workforce Investment Council representing healthcare for the State of Louisiana. 

A longtime community volunteer, Kathy most recently served on the boards of One Acadiana, Home Bancorp and the Woman’s Foundation. She previously served as a United Way of Acadiana board member from 2003 to 2011, including a term as chairperson in 2007. And, Kathy was a 2011 graduate of Leadership Louisiana.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Martin & Castille - SOUTHSIDE, 600 E. Farrel Road, Lafayette, Louisiana, 70508