Thursday, October 11, 2018 - Vizient Bestows Brilliance Awards

STPH Among Select Hospitals Earning Brilliance Awards

COVINGTON – Vizient Southern States recognized St. Tammany Parish Hospital with a regional Brilliance Award as a result of being selected to present at the 2018 Vizient Fall Connections Summit earlier this month.


The award, presented to hospital employees Bert Lindsey and Ashley Wilson, recognizes STPH’s RADEO Committee, a hospital task force focused on Reducing Adverse Drug Events related to Opiods (RADEO).


The STPH abstract Lindsey and Wilson presented at the summit, “Reviving Non-Pharmacological Modalities: Acute-Care Response to the Opioid Epidemic,” was one of 472 abstracts submitted and one of only six to earn Brilliance Award recognition, Louisiana’s only hospital recognized this year.


“Congratulations to St. Tammany Parish Hospital and especially Bert Lindsey and Ashley Wilson for their exceptional work,” said Bill Senneff FACHE, President and CEO of Vizient Southern States, a membership alliance for not-for-profit health care providers. “We appreciate all that your hospital is doing to provide high quality care to the patients and families you serve.”


The six outstanding entries had to meet criteria in the areas of definition (background), data and outcomes in one or more of the following categories: organizational transformation/”systemness,” delivery system innovation/population health improvement, quality and safety improvement, new payment and risk management strategies, and pharmacy strategies for quality, safety and cost enhancement. 




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 CareChex, Leapfrog, Healthgrades, Hospital Compare, Women’s Choice and US News & World Report. St. Tammany Parish Hospital is an independent service district in a clinically integrated partnership with Ochsner Health System. Together, the two organizations focus on aligning their healthcare offerings to best serve patients and families in west St. Tammany and surrounding areas. Under their agreement, the two organizations retain their autonomy; neither partner manages nor owns the other. STPH is a self-supporting not-for-profit community hospital; it receives no tax funding. Learn more at

About Vizient Southern States: Vizient Southern States is a membership alliance for not-for-profit health care providers that exists to ensure its members deliver cost-effective care by connecting them with the knowledge, solutions and expertise that accelerate performance. Learn more at