Thursday, April 26, 2018 - STQN Announces 2018 First Quarter Medical Director's Award

STQN Announces 2018 First Quarter Medical Director’s Award

COVINGTON –– St. Tammany Quality Network (STQN) presented its 2018 first quarter Medical Director’s Award to Patti Ellish, FACHE, president and CEO of St. Tammany Parish Hospital.  The award recognized Ms. Ellish’s unwavering support of St. Tammany Quality Network and commitment to population health improvement efforts for the community. 

“Ms. Ellish has been a champion of population health efforts for many years,” said Michael K. Hill MD, STQN medical director. “She has been integral to the success of STQN. Her guidance in the formation of the network accelerated it to what it is today, a fully integrated network of 280 physicians aligned with St. Tammany Parish Hospital.”

St. Tammany Parish Hospital President and CEO, Patti Ellish has transformed a small community hospital into a thriving regional medical center. Under her leadership, this facility has tripled in size to serve the fastest growing parish in Louisiana. 

A native of New Orleans with nursing, bachelor’s and master’s of health administration degrees, Ellish is a fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives, past chair of Metropolitan Hospital Council of New Orleans, board member of Louisiana Hospital Association and Northshore Healthcare Alliance and member of Northshore Business Council and Women’s Leadership Council of Greater New Orleans. She has earned regional recognition including YLC Role Model, Top 10 Female Achievers, and New Orleans CityBusiness Woman of the Year, including its hall of fame.

STQN continuously strives to define and improve the healthcare needs of our community. Promoting wellness is a key component of this quest.



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.

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 recognized for quality, safety and the patient experience by Leapfrog, Hospital Compare, Healthgrades, CareChex and Women’s Choice. STPH is a self-supporting not-for-profit community hospital; it receives no ad valorem tax funding. Learn more at