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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 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

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 marketing of its 2013 Community Benefit “Story Book” and its annual Pink Ribbon Event. In…

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

3-Oct-2014 to 3-Oct-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 parish-wide community centers. Lutcher Park was filled with seniors who took advantage of free screenings,…

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 pounds with several community members being awarded for the top weight loss in their particular…

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 community rise exponentially. St. James Parish Hospital can offer patients access to local services and…

12-May-2014 to 12-May-2014

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