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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

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

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 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

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