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COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

St. James Parish Hospital is now offering Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters to eligible patients. What is a Vaccine Booster? A booster shot is an additional dose of a vaccine. Typically, patients are offered boosters after immunity from the initial dose(s) naturally starts to wane. A booster is designed to help people maintain their level of…

8-Oct-2021 to 8-Oct-2021

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.

8-Oct-2021 to 8-Oct-2021

Community Flu Vaccines

St. James Parish Hospital will be offering flu vaccines through St. James Urgent Care in Lutcher and Family Practice Clinics beginning Monday, October 11th. Flu Vaccine Options: 1. Urgent Care (Walk-In) Walk-in during Urgent Care Hours Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm and weekends 9am to 5pm. St. James Urgent Care is located in Lutcher in the…

6-Oct-2021 to 6-Oct-2021

Hurricane Ida Updates

We will be updating this page daily as we work to restore services. Please visit often for the latest information. Family Practice Clinics Poche Medical Clinic, Lutcher Family Clinic and St. James West Bank Clinic are all open. Patients can call the clinics or use the new patient portal to schedule appointments. St. James West…

7-Sep-2021 to 7-Sep-2021

Welcome Dr. Dylan Poche

St. James Parish Hospital welcomes Dr. Dylan Poche, Family Practice Physician. Coming from a family of physicians who have long cared for this community, Dr. Dylan is dedicated to providing high quality primary care in St. James Parish alongside his father, Dr. Jerry Poche and uncle, Dr. Randall Poche. Dr. Dylan Poche earned his undergraduate…

25-Aug-2021 to 25-Aug-2021

BROC Foundation Partnership for Local Athletes

St. James Parish Hospital is now partnering with BROC (Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic) Foundation to support Lutcher High School Athletes through an athletic training program. The hospital’s experienced team of physical therapists and movement specialists will work with the BROC team to support the sports medicine needs of students. The BROC Athletic Training Outreach Program…

24-Aug-2021 to 24-Aug-2021

Our New EHR: What to Expect

17-Aug-2021 to 17-Aug-2021

Hospital Board Welcomes Dr. Randall Poche

St. James Parish Hospital is excited to welcome Dr. Randall Poche to its Board of Commissioners. Dr. Randall attended Medical School at LSU in New Orleans. He began practicing in 1985 at Poche Medical Clinic in Lutcher and joined the St. James Parish Hospital family in 2013. Dr. Randall has spent his entire career caring…

17-Aug-2021 to 17-Aug-2021

Community Testing & Vaccination Events

Upcoming COVID-19 Community Testing & Vaccination Events Testing Events St. James Reception Hall 2455 LA-18, Vacherie, LA 70090 Monday, August 23, 2021 | 8am-4pm Friday, August 27, 2021 | 8am-4pm PCR Test Walk-In Vaccination Events Garyville Senior Center Thursday, August 19th 4pm-6pm Walk-In Edgard Senior Center Friday, August 20th 4pm -6pm Walk-In First Baptist Church…

16-Aug-2021 to 16-Aug-2021

LHA Announces Board Officers and Trustees

Baton Rouge – The Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA) announced its 2021-2022 Board of Trustee officers and newly-elected board members during its virtual annual membership meeting on July 29. Jason E. Cobb, FACHE, chief executive officer (CEO) of Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, will serve as the LHA Board of Trustees Chair. He received the…

13-Aug-2021 to 13-Aug-2021

Monoclonal Antibody Treatments

St. James Parish Hospital is now administering Monoclonal Antibody IV Treatments for qualifying COVID-19 patients with a physician referral. These treatments can potentially reduce the likelihood of serious symptoms and/or hospitalization due to COVID-19. Patients must be within 10 days of symptoms or less. Your body naturally makes antibodies to fight infections. Monoclonal Antibodies are…

11-Aug-2021 to 11-Aug-2021

Coronavirus Information

30-Jul-2021 to 30-Jul-2021

New Podiatry Clinic

St. James Parish Hospital is extremely excited to welcome a new Podiatry Clinic to its growing list of independent, specialty clinics. Dr. Zachary Lamkin, with Delta Foot and Ankle, is a Board-Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeon. Dr. Lamkin founded Delta Foot and Ankle with hopes to serve the people of Southeast Louisiana with personalized, quality…

22-Jul-2021 to 22-Jul-2021

Electronic Health Record Update

Taking Your Care to the Next Level We began our multimillion dollar Electronic Health Record (EHR) update in December 2020. We currently utilize three separate Electronic Health Record information systems. “Project Refresh” will create one medical record for patients utilizing our hospital, clinics and ER. Our EHR upgrade is an investment in the future of…

9-Jun-2021 to 9-Jun-2021

Veterans Memorial Bridge Run

St. James Parish Hospital is a proud sponsor of the 1st Annual Louisiana River Parishes Tourism Run/Walk Series. The 2nd race in the series is the Veterans Memorial Mississippi River Bridge 5K Run/Walk held at the St. James Parish Welcome Center (1094 US Hwy 61, Gramercy, La. 70052) on August 28, 2021. This event supports…

9-Jun-2021 to 9-Jun-2021

2021 Employees of the 1st Quarter

St. James Parish Hospital is proud to announce the 2021 Employees of the 1st Quarter, Earl Dillon, CRT, and Jennifer Rodrigue. Both employees were nominated by fellow staff and chosen by the Executive Leadership Team for their dedication to the hospital. Earl began his career in 1985 and joined St. James Parish Hospital as Certified…

8-Jun-2021 to 8-Jun-2021

New Orthopedic Clinic – Dr. Matthew Copple

St. James Parish Hospital is extremely excited to welcome a new Orthopedic Clinic to its growing list of independent, specialty clinics. Matthew Copple, D.O., with Orthopaedic and Sports Clinic in Ascension Parish, is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with 9 years of experience. Dr. Copple attended Medical School at Andrew Taylor Still University and Kirksville College…

4-May-2021 to 4-May-2021

Safe Medication Disposal

St. James Parish Hospital’s Pharmacy Team would like to announce the arrival of the hospital’s new MedSafe Medication Disposal System located in the Medical Plaza entryway (near the restrooms). Community members are encouraged to use the drop-off container to dispose of unused, accepted medications. The system is bolted down and monitored. MedSafe is a safe,…

13-Apr-2021 to 13-Apr-2021

Limb Loss Awareness Month

April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month. Amputee-coalition.org reports that more than 2 million Americans live with limb loss or limb difference and more than 28 million are at risk of amputation surgery. Amputations occur for a number of different reasons, including trauma and as a result of long-term conditions such as diabetes.…

7-Apr-2021 to 7-Apr-2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources & Info

SAFETY & DEVELOPMENT How are vaccines developed and tested? The most commonly used vaccines have been around for decades, with millions of people receiving them safely every year. As with all medicines, every vaccine must go through extensive and rigorous testing to ensure it is safe before it can be introduced in a country. An…

11-Mar-2021 to 11-Mar-2021

New ENT Clinic – Dr. Michael Goodier

St. James Parish Hospital is extremely excited to welcome a new ENT to its growing list of independent, specialty clinics. Michael A. Goodier, MD, with Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group, is now seeing patients in Lutcher in the Medical Plaza located next to St. James Parish Hospital. Dr. Goodier specializes in otolaryngology—treating disorders…

8-Mar-2021 to 8-Mar-2021

New Orthopedic Clinic – Dr. William Johnson III

St. James Parish Hospital is extremely excited to welcome a new Orthopedic Clinic to its growing list of independent, specialty clinics. Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. William S. Johnson III, is now seeing patients in Lutcher in the Medical Plaza located next to St. James Parish Hospital. Dr. Johnson, on staff with OrthoLA, specializes in the diagnosis…

8-Mar-2021 to 8-Mar-2021

2020 Employees of the 4th Quarter

St. James Parish Hospital is proud to announce the 2020 Employees of the 4th Quarter, Glen Zeller, Maintenance Technician, and Lorain Landry, ER Registered Nurse. Both employees were nominated by fellow staff and chosen by the Executive Leadership Team for their dedication to the hospital. Lorain joined our nursing team in 2007. She graduated from…

24-Feb-2021 to 24-Feb-2021

Hospital Welcomes New Board Member

“As a devoted public servant, it is my passion to serve all stakeholders within our community. I am committed to the enhancement and growth of resources provided within our community. The platform established by St. James Parish Hospital, along with the continuous expansions and improvements of services, is a great asset to St. James Parish.…

14-Jan-2021 to 14-Jan-2021

2020 Employees of the 3rd Quarter

St. James Parish Hospital is proud to announce the 2020 Employees of the 3rd Quarter, Dionne Williams (left), Certified Nursing Assistant, and Vonnie Trench (right), Admission Specialist. Both employees were nominated by fellow staff and chosen by the Executive Leadership Team for their dedication to the hospital. Dionne Williams, CNA, graduated from Lutcher High School…

30-Nov-2020 to 30-Nov-2020

2020 Safety Star Award

St. James Parish Hospital was recently named one of three 2020 Safety Star Award recipients by the Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA) Trust Funds. The Safety Star Award is presented to healthcare facilities who have successfully implemented new processes or developed innovative ideas that improve patient safety. St. James Parish Hospital was recognized for its patient…

14-Oct-2020 to 14-Oct-2020

Breast Cancer Awareness 2020

This month we celebrate the one-year anniversary of our new 3D Mammogram. We are committed to bringing more services home to you. Thank you for the opportunity to continue serving you safely. We would also like to recognize the many breast cancer survivors in our community.  Thank you for your commitment to regular screenings. Learn…

13-Oct-2020 to 13-Oct-2020

Falls Prevention

Every 11 seconds an older adult is seen in the ER for a fall-related injury. Aging is part of life, but falls shouldn’t be. Falls are preventable.  The National Council on Aging, community partners and healthcare providers are working together to help to share information that can help older adults reduce the risk of falling.…

24-Sep-2020 to 24-Sep-2020

2020 Employees of the 2nd Quarter

St. James Parish Hospital is proud to announce the 2020 Employees of the 2nd Quarter, Ericka Geason, Certified Nursing Assistant, and Kelein Barrow, Physical Therapist. Both employees were nominated by fellow staff and chosen by the Executive Leadership Team for their dedication to the hospital. Ericka joined St. James Parish Hospital in 2018 as a…

31-Aug-2020 to 31-Aug-2020

Rapid COVID-19 Testing in Urgent Care

St. James Urgent Care, located in the medical plaza next to the hospital, offers rapid COVID-19 testing for symptomatic patients. If you believe you are experiencing COVID-like symptoms, call us at 225.258.2040. Our provider will complete a thorough phone assessment and provide instructions for drive-through testing. St. James Urgent Care is open Monday through Friday…

28-Aug-2020 to 28-Aug-2020

2020 Hospital Service Awards

29-Jul-2020 to 29-Jul-2020

2020 Employees of the 1st Quarter

St. James Parish Hospital is proud to announce the 2020 Employees of the 1st Quarter, Kelli Dugas, MT, and Kirby Folse, RN. Both employees were nominated by fellow staff and chosen by the Executive Leadership Team for their dedication to the hospital. Kelli joined St. James Parish Hospital in 2018 as the Director of Laboratory…

7-Jul-2020 to 7-Jul-2020

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing Options All diagnostic tests currently administered at St. James Parish Hospital offer both confirmed positive and confirmed negative results. Resulting times vary by test and will be discussed during patient visits. Option 1 Make an appointment or schedule a virtual visit with one of our Primary Care Physicians. Poche Medical Clinic 225.869.3493 Lutcher…

24-May-2020 to 24-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 are subject to change and will be updated as applicable. Hospital employees, officers and members…

20-May-2020 to 20-May-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 staff has enjoyed treats and prayers . It has truly made a difference and we…

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 non-pharmaceutical chloroquine phosphate (a chemical used in home aquariums). Clinicians should advise patients and the…

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 hospital. Regina joined St. James Parish Hospital as an Environmental Services Tech in 2011. She…

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 leading positive change in rural healthcare. Becker’s Hospital Review highlights select Chief Executives from across…

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 the new Medicare card. These cards do not include a social security number. To decrease…

4-Feb-2020 to 4-Feb-2020

3D Mammography

According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Better treatments and early detection are linked to a reduced risk of breast cancer deaths. In 2019, St. James Parish Hospital invested in 3D Mammography Technology to enhance the patient experience and increase the likelihood of…

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 the fight against antibiotic resistance. Together, they completed several hours of courses and submitted a…

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. Nili has worked at St. James Parish Hospital full-time for seven and a half years…

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 that state law no longer requires a physician referral or prescription for certain services. In…

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 the hospital. Amanda has worked at St. James Parish Hospital full-time for one year, currently…

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 goal to improve the quality and effectiveness of hospital communications. Hospitals from across the state…

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 be recognized. 05-Oct-2018 to 26-Oct-2018

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. The CDC recommends the vaccine for anyone 6 months and older. { CLICK HERE for…

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 event on Monday, October 1st.  Local women and breast cancer survivors are invited to join…

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. Studies indicate that running can help prevent obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood…

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 with chronic conditions. In addition, Chronic Care Management improves coordination between all caregivers and ultimately…

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 in advertising, marketing and communications. Thousands of entries are received from across the nation and…

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 grant will be used to enhance the hospital’s fall prevention program. This improvement will take…

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 the body. An ultrasound is first used to pinpoint the location of stones followed by…

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. Shannon has worked at St. James Parish Hospital for 13 years, currently serving as an…

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.   Mary Ellen was the only CEO in Louisiana to receive this prestigious recognition which is…

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 lung cancer screenings for individuals aged 55 to 80 who have smoked a pack or…

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 to big changes. The tips include: Get Active, Manage Blood Pressure (new AHA guidelines), Control Cholesterol,…

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 awarded local children and parents who completed at least three of four parish races this…

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 at St. James Parish Hospital for 10 years. She currently serves as a registered nurse…

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 Pelican Awards recognize excellence in hospital public relations and marketing with the goal to improve…

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 hospital sold out of 350 tickets, attracting a full-house of survivors, caregivers and women eager…

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 of care.  Both Kirby and Nili are experienced nurses who have served patients at St.…

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 his wife Susan, founders of the St. James Runners’ Club, to sponsor the Run St.…

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. Hospital executives are excited to announce that Dr. Hartman, Independent Clinic Physician at St. James…

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 to care for both community members and strangers. Thanks to members of our award-winning team,…

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 hospital. Carolyn has worked at St. James Parish Hospital in various roles for the past…

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 for shorter scan times and is capable of more views/slices per rotation—better addressing the hospital’s…

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. Lisa has been working at St. James Parish Hospital for 10 years. She currently serves…

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 improve the quality and effectiveness of hospital communications. Hospitals from across the state compete in…

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 success as over 400 women came for a night of sisterhood and lifesaving education. Attendees…

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 Hospital’s Flu Shot Fair will be open from 8:30am to 4:30pm every Wednesday and Friday…

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 to get fit by offering an award for children ages 14 and under who complete…

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. James Parish Hospital took the opportunity to obtain feedback from the community and a diverse…

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 Shield and Peoples Health to its list of approved insurances. St. James Urgent Care is…

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 Parish Hospital. Cupping is one of the many tools available to the hospital’s team of…

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 Health Plan, Inc. is a Monroe-based Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) formed by physicians who wanted…

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 tiny needles into certain areas of the muscle known as trigger points. Dry needling, which…

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. Mary Ellen was the only CEO in Louisiana to receive this prestigious recognition which is…

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 recommend our hospital. St. James Parish Hospital has proudly been recognized by Louisiana Life and/or…

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. Jared has worked at St. James Parish Hospital for four years. He currently serves as…

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 in the nation. The rankings have been designated by the Hospital Strength INDEX™, the industry’s…

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 be open from 5:00pm to 10:00pm Monday through Friday. Patients will be able to conveniently…

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 relations and marketing with the goal to improve the quality and effectiveness of hospital communications.…

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 Health Breakfast Social “Morning Call with Dr. Boyd” which will offer a free breakfast, a…

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 Donepudi. Dr. Scott was a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Xavier University earning a Bachelor…

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. Olivia is a 1998 graduate of Assumption High School and completed the Physical Therapy Technician…

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 that works with healthcare organizations in the United States, Canada and beyond, chooses one organization…

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. Twanya graduated from Lutcher High School and has worked at St. James Parish Hospital for…

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 over in St. James Parish. The grant also includes 10 free diagnostic mammograms and 10…

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 from the University of Mississippi Medical School. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Tulane…

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. James Urology Clinic and St. James West Bank Clinic will each be classified as Departments…

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 at St. James Parish Hospital for 22 years. He is currently a Pharmacist at the…

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 on a number of factors including awards, local and national leadership positions and performance of…

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 Clinic—a department of St. James Parish Hospital. Dr. Boyd has a professional background in clinical…

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. Dr.Sarat Donepudi, MD, received his undergraduate degree from Hindu College in India and attended Medical…

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 of Lutcher High School and a 2005 Graduate of Our Lady of the Lake College.…

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, recently signed an agreement to return to St. James Parish to practice medicine upon his…

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 in December. Dr. Guichard has been practicing podiatry in Metairie and Laplace for 24 years.…

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 with sequins, pearls and a few of the parish’s very own queens.  This year’s Signature…

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 continuous cardiology support from a team of Ochsner Medical Center—Kenner physicians. This affiliation benefits the…

17-Oct-2014 to 17-Oct-2014

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