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Coronavirus Information

Our Coronavirus Task Force has been meeting regularly to review and implement state and national best practices to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). St. James Parish Updated Case Count Since positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) can be publicly…

28-May-2020 to 28-May-2020

Surplus Asset Auction

As a public entity, St. James Parish Hospital is legally required to open a public auction for unneeded assets before discarding them. If available, assets will be auctioned through the link below for a standard period of time. Auction items…

20-May-2020 to 20-May-2020

Monthly Hospital Board Meeting

St. James Parish Hospital’s Monthly Board Meetings typically occur on the second Monday of every month. St. James Physician Alliance Meetings occur quarterly. CLICK HERE to view the latest Board Meeting Agenda.  

13-Apr-2020 to 13-Apr-2020

COVID-19 Hospital Donations

THANK YOU for your KINDNESS, LOVE and SUPPORT. We are so grateful for the outpouring of support from our community as we work hard to respond to the spread of COVID-19. We’ve been donated money, meals and supplies and our…

13-Apr-2020 to 13-Apr-2020

CDC WARNING – Nonprescription Chloroquine Phosphate

WARNING – CDC Health Advisory: Nonprescription Chloroquine Phosphate Summary Chloroquine phosphate, when used without a prescription and supervision of a healthcare provider, can cause serious health consequences, including death. Clinicians and public health officials should discourage the public from misusing…

29-Mar-2020 to 29-Mar-2020

2019 Employees of the 4th Quarter

St. James Parish Hospital is proud to announce the 2019 Employees of the 4th Quarter, Regina Wallace and Loni Bourgeois, RN. Both employees were nominated by fellow staff and chosen by the Executive Leadership Team for their dedication to the…

10-Mar-2020 to 10-Mar-2020

CEO Recognized Nationally for Leadership in Rural Healthcare

St. James Parish Hospital CEO Mary Ellen Pratt was recently named one of the nation’s “Top 60 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review. This prestigious honor marks Mary Ellen’s fifth time being recognized as a US CEO…

10-Feb-2020 to 10-Feb-2020

New Medicare Cards Speed Up Check-In Process

Starting in 2018, new Medicare cards were mailed to beneficiaries in an effort to protect patient information. Patients should keep their newest cards with them and bring this card to all healthcare appointments and visits. All beneficiaries should now have…

4-Feb-2020 to 4-Feb-2020

3D Mammography with AI Software

St. James Parish Hospital recently invested in new 3D Mammography Technology to enhance the patient experience and increase the likelihood of early detection.   The Senographe GE Pristina 3D Mammogram is a paradigm shift in mammography. It is a more…

21-Oct-2019 to 21-Oct-2019

Pharmacists Certified as Antimicrobial Stewards

St. James Parish Hospital pharmacists, Scott Dantonio, RPh, Director of Pharmacy, and Diana Nguyen, PharmD recently completed extensive training to earn MAD-ID certification in Antimicrobial Stewardship. Dantonio and Nguyen both serve on the hospital’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Team as advocates in…

18-Mar-2019 to 18-Mar-2019

2018 Employees of the 4th Quarter

St. James Parish Hospital is proud to announce its Employees of the 4th Quarter, Nili Rougee, RN, and Anithra Prembrook. Both employees were nominated by fellow staff and chosen by the Executive Leadership Team for their dedication to the hospital.…

27-Feb-2019 to 27-Feb-2019

Prescription-Free PT

Physical therapy without a physician referral St. James Parish Hospital is now offering Direct Access Physical Therapy assessments for patients experiencing neuro or muscularskeletal issues, chronic dysfunction or pain. CLICK HERE to learn more. What is Direct Access? “Direct access” simply means…

2-Jan-2019 to 2-Jan-2019

2018 Employees of the 3rd Quarter

St. James Parish Hospital is proud to announce the 2018 Employees of the 3rd Quarter, Amanda Domino, RN, and Denise Nosacka, PTA. Both employees were nominated by fellow staff and chosen by the Executive Leadership Team for their dedication to…

4-Dec-2018 to 4-Dec-2018

SJPH Represents Parish at State Marketing Conference

St. James Parish Hospital representatives recently attended the Louisiana Hospital Association’s (LHA) Annual Fall Conference. St. James Parish Hospital was honored with four state marketing awards. The LHA Pelican Awards recognize excellence in hospital public relations and marketing with the…

20-Nov-2018 to 20-Nov-2018

PINK Football Fridays

To celebrate Women’s Health and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve randomly chosen to surprise ladies at several River Parishes football games in October.  The lucky ladies attending the surprise games will receive a special gift AND breast cancers survivors will…

5-Oct-2018 to 5-Oct-2018

Walk-In Flu Shot Fair Starts in October

St. James Parish Hospital is hosting its Shot Fair in October. Each Thursday and Friday throughout the month, community members ages 3 and up can conveniently walk-in for a vaccination from 8:30AM to 4:30PM or anytime during Urgent Care Hours.…

1-Oct-2018 to 1-Oct-2018

Kick-Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

St. James Parish Hospital is extremely excited to lead a four-week wellness initiative in October aimed at recognizing Women’s Health and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To kick-off the festivities, the hospital invites women from the River Parishes to a special…

1-Oct-2018 to 1-Oct-2018

Run St. James Challenge Open to the Public

“Exercise is medicine” is not simply a saying, but actually backed by scientific research.   According to runnersworld.com, research proves that regular exercise (about 30 minutes, five times per week)—and running in particular—has health benefits that extend well beyond any prescription.…

26-Sep-2018 to 26-Sep-2018

Chronic Care Management

St. James Parish Hospital offers Chronic Care Management to help Medicare patients with two or more chronic conditions. The goal of Chronic Care Management is to offer ongoing support to patients in order to help reduce complications and emergencies associated…

29-May-2018 to 29-May-2018

Hospital Wins National Marketing Awards

St. James Parish Hospital recently received four Aster Marketing Awards which honor excellence in healthcare advertising.  The Aster Awards is one of the nation’s most elite advertising competitions dedicated to recognizing the most talented healthcare marketing professionals for outstanding excellence…

7-May-2018 to 7-May-2018

Hospital Awarded 4th Safety Grant

St. James Parish Hospital was announced as a 2018 recipient of the Funds for Safety Grant sponsored and funded by the LHA Trust Funds. This is the fourth time St. James Parish Hospital has earned this grant. The 2018 safety…

2-May-2018 to 2-May-2018

Lithotripsy Now Offered at St. James Urology Clinic

St. James Urology Clinic—a department of St. James Parish Hospital—is extremely excited to announce the addition of Lithotripsy to its growing service line. Lithotripsy is a noninvasive technique for treating kidney stones in which ultrasound shock waves are passed through…

9-Apr-2018 to 9-Apr-2018

2017 Employees of the 4th Quarter

St. James Parish Hospital is proud to announce the 2017 Employees of the 4th Quarter, Shannon Jackson and Karen Ocmond. Both employees were nominated by fellow staff and chosen by the Executive Leadership Team for their dedication to the hospital.…

1-Mar-2018 to 1-Mar-2018

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 information for healthcare industry leaders.…

22-Feb-2018 to 22-Feb-2018

Local Lung Cancer Screenings

Several years ago, the US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that private insurance companies cover annual lung cancer screenings for heavy smokers fitting certain qualifications. St. James Parish Hospital’s Radiology Department offers these screenings locally.  The USPSTF recommends annual…

12-Feb-2018 to 12-Feb-2018

St. James Parish Hospital Kicks Off American Heart Month

In recognition of Heart Health Month, SJPH is promoting the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Life’s Simple 7 Campaign which highlights 7 tips for a healthier heart. CLICK HERE to see a SIMPLE 7 Flyer. The AHA considers Life’s Simple 7 tips to be small steps…

1-Feb-2018 to 1-Feb-2018

Hospital Awards Elite Parish Runners

St. James Parish Hospital recently hosted an event to award parish runners who completed the Run St. James Series Challenge. With the help of partners Chad Weidert and his wife Susan, founders of the St. James Runners’ Club, the hospital…

21-Dec-2017 to 21-Dec-2017

2017 Employee of the 3rd Quarter

St. James Parish Hospital is proud to announce the 2017 Employee of the 3rd Quarter, Lorain Landry, RN. She was nominated by fellow staff and chosen by the Executive Leadership Team for her dedication to the hospital. Lorain has worked…

1-Dec-2017 to 1-Dec-2017

Local Hospital Wins State Marketing Awards

St. James Parish Hospital representatives recently attended the Louisiana Hospital Association’s (LHA) Annual Fall Conference and awards luncheon. St. James Parish Hospital was honored with seven state marketing awards—including a top award for hospital CEO Mary Ellen Pratt. The LHA…

10-Nov-2017 to 10-Nov-2017

Pink Talk 2017

St. James Parish Hospital recently hosted its annual Pink Ribbon Ladies’ Night Out at the St. Peter Chanel Gym. This year’s event welcomed ladies to a “talk show” set that included a host and a panel of expert speakers. The…

24-Oct-2017 to 24-Oct-2017

Care Coordinators Hired to Manage Long-Term Patient Care

St. James Parish Hospital is extremely excited to welcome two Care Coordinators to its growing team. Kirby Folse, RN, and Nili Rougee, RN, have joined the clinic staff to help better serve patients and manage chronic conditions across the continuum…

3-Oct-2017 to 3-Oct-2017

Run St. James Series – Take the Challenge!

St. James Parish Hospital is once again partnering to sponsor the Run St. James Challenge and this year many exciting changes—including a brand new medal—are in store.   For the last five years, the hospital has partnered with Chad Weidert and…

26-Sep-2017 to 26-Sep-2017

Local Orthopedic Physician Joins the Saints Team

Dr. Michael Hartman, Orthopedic Surgeon and Program Director of the LSU Department of Orthopedics in New Orleans, started serving local patients in 2014 after offering a weekly, independent clinic in the medical plaza located next to St. James Parish Hospital.…

8-Sep-2017 to 8-Sep-2017

Real Life Lifesavers

Every day at work our amazing team changes the lives of patients, but their service doesn’t stop there.  We would like to commend each of our wonderful caregivers throughout the years who have stepped in during emergencies outside of work…

1-Sep-2017 to 1-Sep-2017

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…

26-Jun-2017 to 26-Jun-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 new CT scanner utilizes low-dose technology, allows…

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 hospital.…

2-Dec-2016 to 2-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 excellence in hospital public relations and marketing with the goal to…

4-Nov-2016 to 4-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’ Night Out was an overwhelming…

26-Oct-2016 to 26-Oct-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. James Parish…

1-Oct-2016 to 1-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 once again motivating children…

1-Oct-2016 to 1-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, St.…

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 Urgent Care welcomed Blue Cross Blue…

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 athletes, this form of therapy is not new to St. James…

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 insurance providers. Vantage…

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 therapy, involves gently inserting…

6-Apr-2016 to 6-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 information for healthcare industry leaders.…

1-Mar-2016 to 1-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’ willingness to…

29-Feb-2016 to 29-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 performance among all acute care hospitals…

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. James Urgent Care will…

2-Dec-2015 to 2-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. The LHA Pelican Awards Luncheon recognizes excellence in hospital public…

6-Nov-2015 to 6-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 its first annual Men’s…

21-Sep-2015 to 21-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…

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 performance improvement firm…

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 or…

8-May-2015 to 8-May-2015

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 earned his medical degree…

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 Specialists, St.…

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. Krawczyk has worked…

5-Mar-2015 to 5-Mar-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…

28-Jan-2015 to 28-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 Urology…

5-Jan-2015 to 5-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.…

5-Jan-2015 to 5-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…

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,…

5-Dec-2014 to 5-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 patients…

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 transformed into a pageant-scene complete…

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 announced a clinical affiliation with Ochsner for…

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 six awards for the planning and…

15-Oct-2014 to 15-Oct-2014

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 fundraisers, are motivating children to…

3-Oct-2014 to 3-Oct-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. Charles McGaff brings…

7-Jul-2014 to 7-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 Fair attracted nearly 200 attendees from…

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 numbers revealed that the hospital’s team lost an impressive total of 769…

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—Kenner. Through this affiliation, benefits to patients and the…

12-May-2014 to 12-May-2014

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