For Immediate Release

Contact: Bart Folse

Chief Operating Officer, 337-355-1373


Franklin, Louisiana- October 7, 2021-

Franklin Foundation Hospital is pleased to announce Bart Folse as its new Chief Operating Officer.

Folse, joined Franklin Foundation in May of 2021 as the Chief Development Officer, responsible for Marketing, Business Development, and Physician Relations. Prior to joining Franklin Foundation, Folse served in operations, business development, and executive roles in several other organizations in South Louisiana. He also served as the CEO of 209 Group, a virtual production company, most recently.

Folse completed his Master’s of Business Administration from Nicholls State University in 2016, where he currently serves on the Alumni Federation’s Board of Directors. He also received his Bachelor’s of Science degree from Nicholls in 2007.

“My highest priorities in this role are to be a steward of our service district’s resources and a champion for the culture of this facility,” Folse said. “We have a really strong team here, and we’re out to prove that world-class care can be delivered at a Critical Access Hospital.”

He added, “The people of Hospital Service District #1 deserve the absolute best care, and I am committed to Franklin Foundation’s promise to deliver that. I am honored to be able to turn our mission, ‘meeting the needs and exceeding the expectations of our patients,’ into reality.”

Franklin Foundation’s CEO, Stephanie Guidry, said, “Bart joined us earlier this year, and it became clear almost immediately that we should expand his role. He has a wealth of operations experience, and he has already begun making an impact here.”

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