Partnership: What It Means For You

St. Tammany Health System 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.

Together, the two entities serve as the most comprehensive, integrated health system in western St. Tammany Parish.

The partnership provides benefits for both organizations, physicians and, most importantly, patients, who will have the convenience of being treated close to home at western St. Tammany’s preferred hospital, while gaining better access to the depth and breadth of care for which Ochsner is nationally recognized. The alignment creates greater opportunity for physician recruitment, joint investments in new programs and the expansion of patient services and resources in the region.

The two organizations focus on programs for which growth and development in western St. Tammany is a priority, including pediatric subspecialty care, comprehensive neurosciences care, such as stroke care and neurosurgery, and an expansion of cardiovascular and thoracic programs.

The agreement is an equal partnership representative of the joint commitment to the communities we serve. Under the agreement, each organization  retains its name, assets and employees to allow us to continue doing the great work for which we are well known. The partnership does not change the governance, employees or medical staff relationships of St. Tammany Health System Service District #1 or of Ochsner Health System.

Collaboration rather than competition results in sharing of best practices, reduction of unnecessary costs, development of innovative care solutions through technology and clinical teamwork and a relentless focus on quality and value.