Friday, January 10, 2020 - STQN Medical Director’s Award

COVINGTON –– St. Tammany Quality Network presented the 2019 fourth quarter Medical Director’s Award to Dr. John D’Hemecourt, Chris Connell CRNA, and Sarah Delery RN for their involvement with participating in the development and implementation of the screening tool for high risk patients that go for elective hip and knee surgery. 

“This is a great team of concerned committed individuals who have put forward a great deal of effort to improve the process of screening high risk patients. As a result of their efforts, a process that identifies these patients well before surgery,” said Dr. Michael K. Hill, STHS vice president for quality and utilization management. “They also work to reduce identified risks so that patients can have a quicker more successful recovery. This screening model can and will be used for other high risk patients undergoing elective procedures at St. Tammany Health System.” 
Dr. D’Hemecourt graduated for LSU Medical School in 2007, is a board-certified anesthesiologist, and is the Clinical Head for Total Anesthesia Care at STHS. Chris Connell, employed at STHS since January 2006, is a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), who leads the CRNA Department at STHS. Sarah Delery is the orthopedic nurse navigator who oversees hip and knee replacement screening at STHS. Sarah has been providing nursing care at STHS since June 2005. 

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.

PHOTO IDENTITIES: (l-r) Sarah Delery RN, John D’Hemecourt MD and Chris Connell CRNA