St. Tammany Parish Hospital
1202 S Tyler St,
Covington, LA 70433
“It means the world to us to learn that our staff’s hard work and dedication has been recognized both locally and nationally by WomenCertified. Our goal is world-class healthcare close to home, and it is gratifying to see the exceptional efforts of our professionals honored.”
Patti Ellish FACHE, President and CEO, St. Tammany Parish Hospital
This hospital earned the award in the following categories:
Why St. Tammany Parish Hospital ranks as the top 100 hospitals in America:
The America’s 100 Best Hospitals scoring process begins with scores derived from each hospital’s Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) database. The score takes a subset of the questions HCAHPS uses that research and experience shows are more important to women than to men. Weight is applied to each of those questions to adjust for relative importance to arrive at a numerical score. The scoring is totally objective and uniform. The best 100 scores in each of the 4 size categories has determined that St. Tammany Parish Hospital is a Best Hospital in the U.S. for Patient Experience.
Why St. Tammany Parish Hospital is a best heart care hospital:
St. Tammany Parish Hospital qualified to be an America’s Best Hospital for Heart Care because it offers comprehensive cardiac and vascular services. Only hospitals that perform well clinically with regard to heart care measures, and also have a high recommendation rate, a measure that is very important to women in choosing a hospital, are selected. Data, made available by Medicare is then utilized in a method that is totally objective and uniform. No subjective considerations are used to determine the award winners. The process resulted in 290 hospitals receiving the award out of a population of over 4,600 facilities.
This method uses data released by Medicare in July 2013 that covers the four quarters ended September 30, 2012. Only those hospitals that supplied data regarding the Outcome of Care Measures were considered. The Outcome of Care Measures used were:
- a) Death within 30 days of admission for heart attack
- b) Death within 30 days of admission for heart failure
- c) Readmission within 30 days for heart attack
- d) Readmission within 30 days for heart failure
The top 25% of those hospitals are then identified based on an average ranking over those four measures. The resulting hospitals were screened based on their recommendation score from HCAHPS* data for the same period. As this is the single most important consideration used by women in selecting a hospital for themselves and their family, the only hospitals included were recommended by four out of five patients surveyed. A final screening was done to eliminate any hospital that had an abnormal CLABSI** rate as reported by Medicare.
* HCAHPS – Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
** CLABSI – Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection
What Women Say:
St. Tammany Parish Hospital is popular among women for our high quality, exceptional patient experience and personalized attention to individual patients and families.
Covington Cardiovascular Care at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, comprised of Dr. Hamid Salam, Dr. Bekir Melek, Dr. Paul Stahls, Dr. Sohail Khan and nurse practitioner Mary Scheyd, deliver world-class cardiology healthcare close to home every day.
The practice provides comprehensive cardiac care in interventional cardiology, electrophysiology and cardiac imaging including cardiac CT and cardiac MR. Their expertise includes cardiac arrhythmia management and ablation, palpitations, syncope, pacemakers, defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy. Click here for more information.
Click here to learn more about St. Tammany Parish Hospital’s nationally recognized heart care services.
Why St. Tammany Parish Hospital ranked among the best hospitals in America for Orthopedics:
The Women’s Choice Award recipients for Best Hospitals for Orthopedics are determined first by identifying hospitals that provided comprehensive orthopedic services, indicating a minimum number of arthroscopy, joint replacement and spine surgery services, as well as offering onsite MRI and physical therapy. Those full service hospitals were then judged on their HCAHPS results for patient recommendations and post-operative recovery instructions, measures that are very important to women in choosing a hospital. Hospitals could be disqualified for abnormally high rates of surgical complications and infections. Data made available by Medicare is utilized in a method that is totally objective and uniform. No subjective considerations are used to determine the award winners.
The pair of orthopaedic surgeons at the Bone and Joint Clinic at St. Tammany Parish Hospital has provided expert diagnoses and treatment of joint-related conditions on the Northshore for nearly 30 years. Led by the experienced orthopaedic practice of Mark J. Hontas MD and Roch B. Hontas MD, the clinic expands the scope and ease of patient access to highly experienced orthopaedic specialists within the hospital network.
The Bone and Joint Clinic at STPH provides the full range of orthopaedic care, from knee and hip replacements to treatment of acute injuries from sports or other activities. The goal of treatment for each patient is to ease pain or discomfort and to help the patient return to normal daily activities.
Click here for more information about the Bone and Joint Clinic at St. Tammany Parish Hospital.
What women should know about Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital is popular among women for our high quality, exceptional patient experience and personalized attention to individual patients and families.
Why Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital is the best for cancer care
The Women’s Choice Award has identified Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital as one of the very best hospitals for cancer treatment that is accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, and has received high recommendation ratings for patient satisfaction from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This hospital was also recognized for having chemotherapy, radiation and hospice services and/or major research programs. This prestigious hospital is highly rated and recommended by women.
Click here for more information about cancer care at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital.
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital provides comprehensive cancer care that strives to positively impact the lives of cancer patients and their families on the Northshore. Not only do patients have access to the full spectrum of vital cancer services and high quality cancer care, but these services are readily available where it matters most – close to you, close to family, close to home.
Why St. Tammany Parish Hospital was named the best hospital to have a baby:
The America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics scoring process is unique in that it is the ONLY national list that focuses on female patient satisfaction. Only the best hospitals selected provide obstetric services based on their exceptional scores for patient recommendation in HCAHPS surveys. Hospitals are then filtered to eliminate those with abnormal results for certain important clinical considerations, such as rates of infection or serious complications. The resulting list of over 300 award winners represents hospitals, including St. Tammany Parish Hospital, that women can feel confident in choosing for their maternity needs.