News & Events

Visit our News & Events Page often to view the latest hospital news about additional services, expanding clinics and new physicians. This page will also offer access to our latest Care Connection Newsletters and our Online Calendar which provides information about educational classes and community events.

Employees can also utilize the calendar to register for hospital events and educational opportunities. 

2017 Employees of the 1st Quarter

St. James Parish Hospital is proud to announce the 2017 Employees of the 1st Quarter, Carolyn Bossier, RN, and Leanna Humphries. Both employees were nominated by fellow staff and chosen by the Executive Leadership Team for their dedication to the hos..

26-Jun-2017 to 26-Jun-2017


FREE Caregiver Coffee Social 6.21.17

This month the Parish’s Elderly Services Department is teaming up with St. James Parish Hospital to host a Caregiver Coffee Social. The free social will be held on Wednesday, June 21st from 2:00pm to 4:00pm in the Community Education Room..

21-Jun-2017 to 21-Jun-2017


2017 Safe Sitter Classes

St. James Parish Hospital is hosting Safe Sitter® courses this summer for children ages 11 to 13. The medically-accurate course has trained more than 600,000 students and is offered locally as a two-day event. Options for 2017 include June 15th t..

26-Apr-2017 to 26-Apr-2017


New OBGYN Clinic Opening in May

St. James Parish Hospital is extremely excited to welcome a new Obstetrics/Gynecology Clinic to its growing list of independent, specialty clinics. Dr. Antoine J. Faucheaux III, has been on staff and offering patients surgical serv..

12-Apr-2017 to 12-Apr-2017


Electrophysiology Services

We are excited to announce additional options to care for the heart of our community. The hospital is now offering expanded clinic days and electrophysiology services through its affiliation with Ochsner Medical Center—Kenner. The hos..

22-Mar-2017 to 22-Mar-2017


Hospital Welcomes New CT Scanner

St. James Parish Hospital recently welcomed a new CT (computed tomography) scanner to its Radiology Department. General Electric’s Optima CT 660 64 slice system with ASiR offers several benefits to patients. The hospital’s ne..

16-Dec-2016 to 16-Dec-2016


2016 Employees of the 3rd Quarter

St. James Parish Hospital is proud to announce the 2016 Employees of the 3rd Quarter, Lisa Berthelot and Reynaldo Lewis. Both employees were nominated by fellow staff and chosen by the Executive Leadership Team for their dedication to the hospita..

02-Dec-2016 to 02-Dec-2016


Hospital Honored with Five State Marketing Awards

St. James Parish Hospital representatives recently attended the Louisiana Hospital Association’s (LHA) Annual Fall Conference and awards luncheon bringing home five state marketing awards. The LHA Pelican Awards recognize excell..

04-Nov-2016 to 04-Nov-2016


Pink Ladies Enjoy Education & Celebration

St. James Parish Hospital recently hosted its annual Pink Ribbon Ladies’ Night Out at the St. Peter Chanel Gym. The change in venue also sparked a rejuvenated agenda focusing on education and survivor recognition. Ladies’..

26-Oct-2016 to 26-Oct-2016


2016 Run St. James Children's Challenge

St. James Urgent Care is sponsoring the 4th annual Run St. James Challenge, a children’s fitness challenge created by local running enthusiast Chad Weidert. Chad and his wife Susan, both extremely active in community fundraisers, are o..

01-Oct-2016 to 11-Dec-2016


Walk-In Flu Shot Fair

St. James Parish Hospital is hosting its annual Flu Shot Fair in October. Patients-ages three and up-will be able to choose from several day or evening options and conveniently bypass the scheduling process to get their vaccinations. St. Jame..

01-Oct-2016 to 31-Oct-2016


2016 Pink Ribbon Ladies' Night Out

St. James Parish Hospital is excited to announce that Pink Ribbon Ladies’ Night Out will be held on Wednesday, October 26th from 6pm to 8pm at the St. Peter Chanel Gym. After weather complications forced a cancellation in 2015..

15-Sep-2016 to 15-Sep-2016


Urgent Care Now Accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield and Peoples Health

St. James Urgent Care consistently works with insurance companies to become an “in-network” provider assuring that your access to quality, convenient urgent care is also as affordable as possible. Most recently, St. James Urg..

24-Aug-2016 to 24-Aug-2016


Olympic-Style Cupping Therapy Offered

St. James Parish Hospital’s Rehabilitation Department offers local “cupping” therapy—as used by Olympic Athletes. Although the news has recently been buzzing about “cupping” due to its utilization by Olympic ..

11-Aug-2016 to 11-Aug-2016


Now Accepting Vantage Health Plan

St. James Parish Hospital consistently strives to form partnerships in order to better serve our community and increase access to local services. Most recently, St. James Parish Hospital welcomed Vantage Health Plan to its growing network of insuran..

29-Apr-2016 to 29-Apr-2016


Hospital Rehab Now Offering Dry Needling

St. James Parish Hospital is excited to offer expanded services through its Rehabilitation Department. Dry Needling, a form of therapy, will now be an additional tool available to qualifying patients. Dry needling, often combined with physical ..

06-Apr-2016 to 06-Apr-2016


Hospital CEO Recognized Nationally

St. James Parish Hospital CEO Mary Ellen Pratt was recently named one of the nation’s “Top 50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review—the nation’s leading source of cutting edge business and legal ..

01-Mar-2016 to 01-Mar-2016


SJPH Recognized as Top Ranked Hospital

St. James Parish Hospital was recently honored as a 2016 "Top Ranked Hospital" by Louisiana Life's New Orleans Magazine. This award is based on the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare's (CMS) publicly reported patient ratings and our patients'..

29-Feb-2016 to 29-Feb-2016


Join Us for Heart Smart Saturday

St. James Parish Hospital invites community members to celebrate American Heart Month by attending its first annual Heart Smart Saturday on February 27th from 9am to 1pm. The heart health fair will be held in David Reynaud Medical Plaza and will offe..

27-Feb-2016 to 27-Feb-2016


CEO Receives National Recognition

St. James Parish Hospital CEO Mary Ellen Pratt was recently named one of the nation’s “Top 50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review—the nation’s leading source of cutting edge business and legal ..

12-Feb-2016 to 12-Feb-2016


2015 Employees of the 3rd Quarter

St. James Parish Hospital is proud to announce the 2015 Employees of the Third Quarter, Jared Laiche and Jeanette Wallace. Both employees were nominated by fellow staff and chosen by the Executive Leadership Team for their dedication to the hospital...

14-Dec-2015 to 14-Dec-2015


Hospital Wins Rural Healthcare Award

St James Parish Hospital has been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Patient Perspectives and Financial Strength, reflecting top quartile performanc..

11-Dec-2015 to 11-Dec-2015


St. James Urgent Care to Open in 2016

St. James Parish Hospital is extremely excited to announce the 2016 opening of the area’s first local Urgent Care which will operate within David Reynaud Medical Plaza located next to St. James Parish Hospital. St. Ja..

02-Dec-2015 to 02-Dec-2015


Hospital Receives 6 State Marketing Awards

St. James Parish Hospital recently attended the Louisiana Hospital Association’s (LHA) Annual Fall Conference and Pelican Awards Luncheon. Hospital representatives left with great contacts, valuable education and six prestigious awards. Th..

06-Nov-2015 to 06-Nov-2015


Men's Health Events Scheduled

St. James Parish Hospital is excited to announce a week of wellness events during September in celebration of men’s health and prostate cancer awareness month. On Wednesday, September 23rd at 7:30am, the hospital will be hosting..

21-Sep-2015 to 25-Sep-2015


Hospital Welcomes New West Bank Physician

St. James Parish Hospital is extremely excited to welcome Jarelle Scott, MD, MPH, to the St. James West Bank Clinic. Dr. Scott, Family Practice Physician, will be joining the staff of the Vacherie clinic upon the retirement of Dr. Sarat Donepudi. ..

26-Aug-2015 to 26-Aug-2015


2015 Employees of the 2nd Quarter

St. James Parish Hospital is proud to announce the 2015 Employees of the second quarter, Olivia Wiggins and Donna Spears. Both employees were nominated by fellow staff and chosen by the Executive Leadership Team for their dedication to the hospital. ..

18-Aug-2015 to 18-Aug-2015


SJPH Named Studer Health Care Organization of the Month

St. James Parish Hospital was recently named the Studer Group Health Care Organization of the Month for achieving remarkable results and helping to positively change of the face of health care. The Studer Group, an outcomes-based healthcare perf..

12-Aug-2015 to 12-Aug-2015


2015 Employees of the 1st Quarter

St. James Parish Hospital is proud to announce the 2015 Employees of the First Quarter, Twanya Rixner and Kirby Folse. Both employees were nominated by fellow staff and chosen by the Executive Leadership Team for their dedication to the hospital. ..

13-Jul-2015 to 13-Jul-2015


Komen Grant Funds Free Breast Screenings

St. James Parish Hospital was recently awarded grant funds from the Bayou Region Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. The grant will fund 50 free screening mammograms for indigent, uninsured and/or underinsured woman age 40 o..

08-May-2015 to 15-Mar-2016


New Gastroenterology Clinic

St. James Parish Hospital is extremely excited to welcome a new Gastroenterology Clinic to its growing list of independent, specialty clinics. John Harrington, MD, brings an impressive resume to the St. James Parish Community. Dr. Harrington ea..

29-Apr-2015 to 29-Apr-2015


New Provider-Based Clinics

In order to provide patients a more integrated model of care, several St. James Parish Hospital Clinics are in the process of becoming Provider-Based Clinics. Under the new designation, Lutcher Family Clinic, Poche Medical Clinic, St. James Surgical..

18-Mar-2015 to 18-Mar-2015


2014 Employee of the 4th Quarter

St. James Parish Hospital is proud to announce its final employee of the Quarter for 2014, Dwayne Krawczyk. Krawczyk was nominated by fellow employees and chosen by the Executive Leadership Team for his dedication to the hospital. K..

05-Mar-2015 to 05-Mar-2015


Cindy's Ideal Story

(/_Assets/PDFDocuments/SJPH2015_IdealProtein_CindyD_ad_10x21.pdf)Like most of us, it was challenging for Cindy to take a “timeout” and make her health a priority, but her long family line of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure an..

02-Mar-2015 to 02-Mar-2015


Kelly's Ideal Story

(/_Assets/PDFDocuments/SJPH2015_IdealProtein_KellyR_ad_10x21.pdf) Kelly was the typical working mom of two sons, Kadam and Jake. She was running from activity to activity finding little time for herself until she received a phone call that foreve..

12-Feb-2015 to 12-Feb-2015


SJPH CEO Receives National Recognition

St. James Parish Hospital CEO Mary Ellen Pratt was recently named one of the nation’s “Top 50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know” by the Becker Hospital Review. The Becker Hospital Review rates CEOs based on a number of factors incl..

28-Jan-2015 to 28-Jan-2015


SJPH to Open St. James West Bank Clinic

St. James Parish Hospital is extremely excited to announce the January 2015 opening of the St. James West Bank Clinic, General Practice, and to welcome Dr. Sarat Donepudi, MD and Mrs. Frannie Waguespack, RN, APRN to its growing hospital family. ..

05-Jan-2015 to 05-Jan-2015


Urologist Joins Hospital Family

St. James Parish Hospital is extremely excited to welcome Dr. Clay N. Boyd, Urologist, to the hospital family. As a hospital-employed physician, patients will enjoy expanded options for appointments and procedures with Dr. Boyd at the new St. James ..

05-Jan-2015 to 05-Jan-2015


2014 Employee of the 3rd Quarter

St. James Parish Hospital congratulates Joni Trepagnier, RN, on being chosen 2014 Employee of the 3rd Quarter. Joni has worked at St. James Parish Hospital for 2 1/2 years. Her current role is Progressive Care Nurse. Joni is a 2001 Graduate of ..

11-Dec-2014 to 11-Dec-2014


Local Medical Student to Partner with SJPH

St. James Parish Hospital is excited to announce a future partnership with St. James Parish native Dylan Poche, Medical Student at LSUHSC. Dylan Poche, son of Dr. Jerry Poche, nephew of Dr. Randall Poche and grandson of Dr. Carl Poche, recent..

05-Dec-2014 to 05-Dec-2014


New Podiatry Clinic at SJPH

St. James Parish Hospital is extremely excited to welcome a new Podiatry Clinic to its growing list of independent, specialty clinics. Dr. Darek Guichard, D.P.M., brings an impressive resume to the St. James Parish community and will begin seeing ..

11-Nov-2014 to 11-Nov-2014


Pink Ribbon Ladies' Night Out a Success

St. James Parish Hospital recently hosted its annual Pink Ribbon Ladies’ Night Out at the St. James Parish Boat Club. This year’s theme was “Ms. Pink Ribbon—Beauties Beating the Odds” and the sold-out venue was transform..

28-Oct-2014 to 28-Oct-2014


SJPH Welcomes New Cardiologist

St. James Parish Hospital is extremely excited to welcome Dr. Nakash Grant, Clinical Cardiologist, to the team of skilled cardiologists supporting the hospital from Ochsner Health System. This summer, St. James Parish Hospital announ..

17-Oct-2014 to 17-Oct-2014


SJPH Receives State Marketing Awards

St. James Parish Hospital leaders recently attended the Louisiana Hospital Association’s (LHA) Annual Fall Conference and Pelican Awards Luncheon where the hospital won seven prestigious awards. St. James Parish Hospital won a total of si..

15-Oct-2014 to 15-Oct-2015


SJPH Sponsors Children's Wellness Challenge

St. James Parish Hospital is sponsoring the 2nd annual Run St. James Challenge, a children’s fitness challenge created by local running enthusiast Chad Weidert. Chad Weidert and his wife Susan, both extremely active in community fundraiser..

03-Oct-2014 to 14-Dec-2014


SJPH Opens St. James Surgical Specialists

Lutcher, LA—May 9, 2014 St. James Parish Hospital is extremely excited to welcome Dr. Charles McGaff, General Surgeon, to its growing family and to announce the opening of its new surgery clinic, St. James Surgical Specialists. Dr...

07-Jul-2014 to 07-Jul-2014


St. James Parish Senior Picnic & Health Fair a Summer Success

Lutcher, LA—June 12, 2014 The St. James Parish Elderly Program and St. James Parish Hospital teamed up for another successful Senior Picnic and Health Fair on June 12th. This year’s Senior Picnic and Health Fa..

12-Jun-2014 to 12-Jun-2014


State “Geaux Lite” Challenge a Success in St. James

Lutcher, LA—May 14, 2014 St. James Parish Hospital employees and community partners teamed up for the Louisiana Hospital Association’s (LHA) Geaux Lite Weight-Loss Challenge targeting the state’s obesity problem. Official n..

14-May-2014 to 14-May-2014


SJPH Announces Strategic Cardiology Partnership

St. James Parish Hospital is extremely excited to announce a cardiology partnership with Ochsner Health System. The partnership will benefit patients and community members through continuous cardiology support from Ochsner Medical Center&mdash..

12-May-2014 to 12-May-2014