Thursday, August 10, 2017 - Local Students Gain Experience through Volunteer Program

Local Students Gain Experience through STPH Volunteer Program

COVINGTON –Local students volunteered throughout St. Tammany Parish Hospital this summer to gain a better understanding of a hospital setting and receive valuable workplace experience.

“St. Tammany Parish Hospital looks forward to growing the next generation in healthcare each year during this program,” said Shirley Primes, volunteer coordinator. “Students are able to observe the day-to-day operations of the hospital and determine if they are interested in the medical field.”

Students age 15-20 serve at least eight hours per week. Each volunteer selects half-day shifts twice per week or full-day shifts once per week in departments ranging from clinical to office settings, including: Peri-Op, Cardiac Rehab, Covington Surgery Center, Emergency Department, Endoscopy, Environmental Services, Food Services, Home Health/Hospice, ICU/CCU, Infection Control, Infusion Suite, Inpatient Rehab, Lab, Outpatient Rehab, New Family Center, Parenting Center, Pulmonary Rehab, Radiology and. Women’s Pavilion.

Student volunteers were: Bria Bauchamp, Valentina Broussard, Ann Byerley, Joshua Devier, Jaques du Passage, Caroline Ellzey, Madeline Frolich, Miles Gensler, James Guice, Megan Hellbach, Katie Higgins, Jarrell Logan, Griffin Lowry, Kristian McHugh, Cooper Meilbaum, Mackenzie Miller, David Needles, Andrew Norlin, Alexander Oliveri, Linsey Parkins, Anna Rawls, Elizabeth Schell, Bailey Sitarz, Paul Stolin, Todd (Beau) Taranto, Anna Thames, Patrick Thompson, Hallie Walters, Elizabeth Wangler and Grace Williams.  

For more information about St. Tammany Parish Hospital’s student and adult volunteer programs, contact Shirley Primes at (985)898-4008 or


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