Wednesday, November 14, 2018
2018 3rd Quarter Medical Director's Award
STQN Announces New Medical Director’s Award Recipient
COVINGTON –– St. Tammany Quality Network (STQN) presented its third quarter Medical Director’s Award to Chirag Patel MD for his outstanding patient care and excellence in medical documentation. Dr. Patel is consistently recognized by his patients for his compassionate care and unique ability to include the patient and their families in medical decision making.
“Patients regularly compliment Dr. Patel for his personal approach to their care,” said Michael K. Hill MD, vice president of quality and utilization management. “He is admired by his peers as well as the nursing staff at St. Tammany Parish Hospital for his individualized, team approach to patient care.”
Dr. Patel joined the STPH Department of Hospital Medicine in 2013 for the challenge and opportunity to care for hospitalized patients. Dr. Patel earned a medical degree from Ross University in Miramar, FL and completed a residency in internal medicine at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
STQN continuously strives to define and improve the healthcare needs of our community. Promoting wellness is a key component of this goal.
The St. Tammany Quality Network is a physician-led organization that demonstrates a commitment to quality and outcomes by creating a medical community aligned around quality initiatives and payer engagement; using a common information technology platform to capture disease specific data to assist in proactive patient care; and collaborate on patient-centric initiatives that enhance the quality and improve efficiency of health care delivery.