Thursday, March 13, 2014 - STPH Honors 47 on Certified Nurses Day



COVINGTON – St. Tammany Parish Hospital celebrated Certified Nurses Day on March 19 by honoring its board certified nurses. 

The hospital encourages national board certification for all its nurses. There are many nursing certification specialties such as medical-surgical, pediatric, pain management, cardiac vascular, oncology, hospice, case management, emergency nursing, critical care and others.

Board certification of nurses plays an increasingly important role in the assurance of high standards of care for patients and their loved ones. Nursing, like health care in general, has become increasingly complex. A registered nurse (RN) license is the bedrock of general nursing practice.

The knowledge-intensive requirements of modern nursing make certification an important part of successful nursing careers.

Certified Nurses Day is an annual worldwide event dedicated to celebrating certification as a means to ensure high standards of patient care and to promote continuing excellence in the nursing profession. Initially proposed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the day honors the birthday of the late Margretta “Gretta” Madden Styles, an international pioneer of nursing certification who designed the first comprehensive study of nurse credentialing. 

The following STPH nurses are recognized for their professionalism, leadership and commitment to excellence in patient care:

Adam Allen  Arlyn Arseneaux  Cheryl Barr  Barbara Beckham  Catherine Bethel 
Donna Berbling
Grant Brauwn 
Ken Browne
Jason Cancienne
Kristy Cessna
Andrea Comeaux 
Chryl Corizzo
Shannon Cuccia
Page Decker 
Junie Dill 
Nancy Ferger 
Marilyn Fourcade 
Dawn Fournier 
David Harrison
Justin Houidobre
Terri Johnston 
Tammy Lala 
Jennifer Ledet 
Nancy Ledet 
Luiz Marquez
Ann Meyer 
Rachel Michel-Donovan 
Debra Miller 
Jamie Millet 
Patricia O’Shea
Chad Parker 
Dexter Prejean
Susan Powell
Therese Reckert 
Richard Satter 
Staci Scallon 
Paula Schindler
Edward Schiro
Julie Small 
Janet Stelly
Michelle Trosclair 
Toby Tournillon 
Dana Vidal
Lou Vinson 
Jan Waddell
Elaine Ward
Janiece Weinberger 



 A full-service acute care facility committed to providing world-class healthcare and the latest technology, St. Tammany Parish Hospital delivers today’s life-improving procedures with the utmost care to area residents with emphasis on wellness, preventive care and disease management close to home. STPH is a self-supporting not-for-profit community hospital; it receives no tax funding.