Friday, April 26, 2019 - STPH Named Hometown Favorite Twice


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St. Tammany Parish Hospital Voted Hometown Favorite Twice

COVINGTON – Both Edge of the Lake Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards and Sophisticated Woman’s Northshore’s Best recognize St. Tammany Parish Hospital as best hospital.


“National organizations Leapfrog, Women’s Choice, Healthgrades and US News and World Report have recognized St. Tammany Parish Hospital for quality, safety and the patient experience,” Joan Coffman, STPH CEO said, “but what matters most to us is what our families, friends and neighbors close to home think. Readers of The Edge of the Lake magazine and Sophisticated Woman have spoken, and we are honored by their praise.”


Edge of the Lake magazine readers selected St. Tammany Parish Hospital and its hospice and home health programs for readers’ choice awards. Sophisticated Woman readers selected St. Tammany Parish Hospital as best hospital, and Dr. Jay Saux and Dr. John d’Hemecourt Jr. as best oncologist and anesthesiologist, respectively.


The annual reader rankings appear in the respective magazines, The Edge of the Lake and Sophisticated Woman.




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