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Against all odds: How talent, teamwork and technology gave one patient a new lease on life
Friday, November 20, 2020
On the day of Tony Magee’s heart surgery, a small army of about 20 surgeons, nurses, surgical techs and others stood at the ready to address any problems, along with an array of high-tech tools. All those precautions proved to be prescient – and lifesaving.
Thanksgiving shaping up to be ‘a perfect storm’ for COVID infections, officials warn
Friday, November 20, 2020
With COVID-19 cases surging across the country just a week before Thanksgiving, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday added to a growing chorus of calls for Americans to limit their holiday gatherings to their immediate family this year in an effort to stop what health officials expect to be an explosion of infections in coming weeks.
STHS caregivers receive blessing of the hands
Monday, November 16, 2020
Mmembers of the St. Tammany Hospice team made rounds at St. Tammany Health System’s Covington hospital on Monday morning (Nov. 16, 2020) to bless the hands of the caregivers there.
‘What are we going to do?’: STHS fixture Rosebeth Crowe retires
Friday, November 13, 2020
St. Tammany Health System Emergency Room Nurse Rosebeth Crowe – a verifiable legend in scrubs – is hanging them up after more than 31 years on the job.

Retiring St. Tammany Health System Emergency Room nurse Rosebeth Crowe, right, gets a hug from a hospital colleague on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. Crowe retired Thursday after nearly 32 years with St. Tammany. (Photos by Mike Scott / STHS)

By STHS Communication Department

St. Tammany Health System Emergency Room Nurse Rosebeth Crowe – a verifiable legend in scrubs – is hanging them up after more than 31 years on the job.

Rosebeth’s last day was Thursday (Nov. 12), which prompted an at-times tearful sendoff in the STHS cafeteria attended by dozens of hospital colleagues and administrators, a phalanx of Louisiana State Troopers and even retired STHS CEO Patti Ellish. 

“What are we going to do?,” one colleague said wistfully, sharing a sentiment expressed often Thursday – before then doing what everyone else did: hug Rosebeth and eat a generous slab of her retirement cake.

“We are just so thankful for the years of service she has given to this hospital, the Emergency Room and, most of all, the community,” STHS Chief Nursing Officer Kerry Milton said in her remarks to those gathered.

Describing Rosebeth as a beacon of calm in the often-hectic environment that defines the hospital’s Emergency Department, Milton went on to praise Rosebeth’s unparalleled skills.

“She has just been a staple in terms of the quality of healthcare we deliver to the community,” Milton said.

Turning to Rosebeth, she added: “The people in this room and beyond just love you.”

Below, find a handful of images from Thursday’s sendoff.

Former STHS CEO Patti Ellish, left, offers well wishes to Rosebeth.

Chief Nursing Officer Kerry Milton, left, gives longtime STHS ER nurse Rosebeth Crowe, second from right, a socially distanced sendoff Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020.

After nearly 32 years on the job, STHS nurse Rosebeth Crowe is all smiles at her retirement party.

Retiring St. Tammany Health System nurse Rosebeth Crowe, center, poses for her adoring public during a retirement party thrown for her at the health system’s Covington hospital on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020.

STHS colleagues wait their turn to hug retiring STHS nurse Rosebeth Crowe.

STHS Chief Nursing Officer Kerry Milton, left, and longtime ER nurse Rosebeth Crowe.

Rosebeth shares a laugh.

Cake is distributed to the masses at Rosebeth Crowe’s retirement party on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at St. Tammany Health System’s Covington hospital.

Rosebeth chats with some of the Louisiana State Troopers who showed up to wish her well upon her retirement.

Annual STHS tree-lighting ceremony to honor Dick and Sally Knight
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
On Dec. 10, the foundation will pay homage to the Knights and their generosity by dedicating the 2020 Tree for Life in their memory in a ceremony held in the main lobby of St. Tammany Parish Hospital. The event, which will include holiday music and light refreshments, begins at 5:30 p.m.
This year for Diabetes Awareness Month, get the facts
Monday, November 09, 2020
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. This observance is an opportunity to raise awareness of symptoms, promote healthy living, and ensure that people are aware of the risk factors of diabetes.
STHS named Continuum of Care Center of Excellence for lung cancer treatment
Monday, November 09, 2020
St. Tammany Health System has been designated a Care Continuum Center of Excellence by the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer.
Pfizer reports promising headway in COVID vaccine development
Monday, November 09, 2020
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer says early data suggests its still-in-development COVID-19 vaccine could be as much as 90 percent effective at preventing the coronavirus.
It’s official: We’ve got a new favorite COVID-19 PSA
Monday, November 09, 2020
We're all tired of COVID. But if you need an adorable reminder why it’s so important to mask up and socially distance, here it is.
St. Tammany Health System schedules job fair for nurses, other positions
Monday, November 09, 2020
To help fill a number of open positions, St. Tammany Health System has scheduled an open house hosted by Chief Nursing Officer Kerry Milton and other members of our dynamic nursing leadership team.