A Partner of Ochsner Health System
Since 2014, Ochsner Health System and St. Tammany Parish Hospital (STPH) have been working together to provide residents of western St. Tammany Parish comprehensive, integrated and innovative care.
Through our long-term strategic partnership with STPH, we are reducing healthcare costs for patients while improving quality and increasing local access to care.
More patients are being treated closer to home, while still having access to the nationally recognized specialists and the depth and breadth of care Ochsner is known for. Our collaborations have also led to increases in patient safety and telemedicine consultations, as well as an increase in transfers from St. Tammany to Ochsner for patients with specialized care needs.
Some of the new and expanded services at STPH that have resulted from our partnership include:
- Neurology, neurosurgery, and stroke care
By sharing best practices, integrating our technology, building a cross-organizational clinical teamwork model and making joint investment in new physicians and programs, we are able to continue to expand patient services and resources in the region with a relentless focus on quality and value.
“Building on our unique strengths, we can deliver far more to the people of western St. Tammany Parish together than we can individually. We believe that collaboration rather than competition will result in the development of better and more innovative care solutions.”
– Warner Thomas, Ochsner Health System President and CEO
Ochsner Health System & St. Tammany Parish Hospital: Powerful Partners
Since joining forces, Ochsner Health System and St. Tammany Parish Hospital have taken many steps to provide more high-quality specialty coverage to residents of western St. Tammany Parish.
Ochsner neurosurgeons and neurologists work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team at STPH as part of a comprehensive neuroscience program that delivers specialized neurology, neurosurgical and non-surgical services. STPH expanded operating room capacity and developed a dedicated four-bed Neuro ICU Unit, the only one on the North Shore, and the number of neurosurgeries performed at STPH has increased by more than 50% in the last three years.
With the addition of leading Ochsner cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and electrophysiology services onsite, STPH provides the most comprehensive and highest level of cardiac care in western St. Tammany parish.
Hundreds of patients at STPH have received critical intervention and therapies that reduce the devastating effects of a stroke thanks to the Ochsner CareConnect 360 Telestroke Program.
A joint investment expanding the Ochsner Infusion suite, chemo-infusion pharmacy and hematology oncology clinic space has increased patient access to multidisciplinary teams and clinical trials. Ochsner oncology subspecialists are also rotating regularly to the St. Tammany Parish Cancer Center to participate in more robust tumor boards to provide multidisciplinary treatment plans.
Ochsner pediatric subspecialists provide care for thousands of children and their families at the STPH/Ochsner co-branded clinic in Covington. The STPH Bone & Joint Clinic also recently added a pediatric orthopedist, and STPH completed a $21 million 3 year-expansion in January 2017, which included adding a pediatric emergency department, the only of its kind on the North Shore. Learn more about our subspecialty clinics.
Two Ochsner perinatologists joined an existing maternal-fetal medicine clinic at STPH, increasing high-risk pregnancy coverage.
Since consolidating sleep centers, STPH and Ochsner have more than doubled our sleep center capacity.
In 2017, the Ochsner St. Tammany Urgent Care was opened to provide immediate, quality care to St. Tammany residents after-hours and on weekends for non-emergency illnesses and injuries. Learn more about our Covington and Mandeville urgent care locations.