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Care to Meet Your Needs

Our diverse acute care services offer patients a seamless transition between levels of care making care more convenient and coordinated so that families can focus on their loved ones and patients can focus on healing.

St. James Parish Hospital’s 25-Bed Acute Care Department offers patients several levels of care each aimed at healing our patients through a combination of skill and compassionate, family-like care. In addition to traditional Acute Care, we provide Skilled Rehab/Swing Bed Services for patients requiring additional care to meet their goals for discharge.

In 2012, we also expanded with the opening of a Progressive Care Unit, which is equipped with advanced technology that allows nurses and physicians to more easily manage patients needing a higher level of care.

Our Acute Care Department is staffed with registered nurses and a support team that is highly skilled and focused on taking care of patient needs. In addition, we contract with a Nurse Practitioner and a Hospitalist—a specialist in the care of inpatients–who work together to help patients return home as healthy and quickly as possible.

Proud to Be Age Friendly

Age-Friendly Health Systems have implemented the latest best practices and procedures for caring for older adults. St. James Parish Hospital was among the first health systems in the country to successfully implement this framework.

St. James Parish Hospital’s Age-Friendly Team was selected to lead a national American Hospital Association virtual presentation outlining the quality work our hospital has implemented to ensure we are caring for our older community with excellence and in a manner that aligns with what matters most to them.

Learn more about the Age-Friendly Initiative.

Our Goals After Discharge

We work extremely hard to prepare patients and family members during transitions of care. Hospital Caregivers and the Case Management Staff team up during discharge planning to help assure patients and family members understand what is important in regards to follow-up care. It is our goal to adequately plan and educate to help patients avoid a return to the hospital.

SpeakUP for Your Health

  • Ask questions about your condition and hospital stay
  • Ask questions about your medicines
  • Complete recommended follow-up care
  • Ask your Care Team how to get in touch with help after discharge if it is needed
To download a checklist with information about avoiding an unnecessary return to the hospital, or to watch an educational video, click here.


To reach our Case Management Department, call 225.258.5936 or fax to 225.869.1314.

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