Planning for the Future

From the desk of Patti Ellish, FACHE
CEO / President, St. Tammany Parish Hospital

In nearly 14 years as CEO of St. Tammany Parish Hospital, I have been honored to lead an outstanding team of caring individuals, advancing our mission to care for this community.

There's a feeling of family here, and we believe the high marks we earn stem directly from our commitment to our staff and patients. Patients and national organizations alike identified St. Tammany as an exceptional place to seek care and to work. We consider the most compelling measure of our success to be how many patients recommend us to their own family and friends. In that measure, we are in the 99th percentile, a leader on the Northshore, in the state and nation.

While we take pride in our exceptional staff, volunteers, physicians and the achievements they have helped us to realize; we cannot be complacent in the business of caring. St. Tammany Parish Hospital is deeply rooted in our community and we must plan for the future. Growing population figures show the need for new health care services and advancements. It is our mission to meet those needs into the future.

Our 2014 focus begins with the construction of a new inpatient, all private nursing unit as well as an expanded emergency department, which includes a dedicated pediatric emergency room. It continues as we align with highly skilled physician specialists, equip our radiologists with state-of-the-art technology and elevate neurosurgical capabilities on the Northshore. It is also evident in our newest tribute, our Honor Red, White and Blue program, which recognizes our patients, volunteers and staff for their service to our country.

Simply said, our patients’ health and wellbeing is as personal to us as our own families. St. Tammany Parish Hospital will always remain focused on quality, safety and ensuring our patients can access the exceptional care they know and deserve from us. Join me in taking the next steps to success.

Will you please consider a tax-deductible gift to the St. Tammany Hospital Foundation?
Our hospital is a private, not-for-profit community hospital that receives no tax funding. Every gift from every individual is vital to ensure success. Help us continue to deliver a nurturing, healing environment to all members of our community by making the commitment to grow.

I thank you in advance on behalf of all the families that I have the privilege of delivering care to in this community. Your gift can and will make a difference in lives impacted daily within the walls of St. Tammany Parish Hospital. Because of your generosity, your community hospital will continue to be here for you and those you care for when you need it most.


Patti Ellish, FACHE
St. Tammany Parish Hospital