Monday, September 16, 2019
STPH Verified Level 3 Trauma Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 16, 2019
LOCAL HEALTH SYSTEM VERIFIED AS TRAUMA CENTER
St. Tammany Parish Hospital Verified as Level 3 Trauma Center
COVINGTON – St. Tammany Parish Hospital has completed verification as a Level 3 trauma center, reinforcing public confidence in the Northshore’s longstanding leader in quality healthcare.
The designation verifies the hospital is equipped to handle critically injured patients, including those suffering organ injuries, traumatic brain injuries, multiple bone fractures and gunshot wounds. The designation also reflects STPH’s trained trauma staff, constant access to trauma surgeons, neurosurgeons, orthopedists, critical-care physicians, anesthesiologists, surgical services and other specialists.
“We are a Level 3 trauma center, verified by the American College of Surgeons and designated by the state of Louisiana,” Kerry Milton, STPH chief nursing officer, said. “That means we have the capacity and capability to provide advanced life-saving measures for trauma patients in this region, and it further demonstrates our commitment to our community.”
STPH’s verified status received approval from the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc panel of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. It was then designated by Louisiana Department of Health.
Amid a $100-million three-year expansion project, the hospital has the busiest and largest capacity operating rooms and emergency facilities serving St. Tammany Parish, with the main campus ER and pediatric ER at 1202 S. Tyler St. Covington, and the Mandeville ER at 2929 Hwy 190 across from Mandeville Post Office.
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 stph.org.