Friday, July 26, 2019 - Northshore's Leading Robotics Institute


Surgical Innovation Continues at Parish’s Largest Community Health System

COVINGTON—True to its mission to care for the community, St. Tammany Parish Hospital announced today surpassing the 5,000th case in robotic surgery.


The parish’s largest health system, STPH introduced robotics to the Northshore with purchase of its first surgical robot in 2007, following up over the intervening 12 years with additional purchases, upgrades and replacements, enabling more STPH surgeons to use the revolutionary technology for their patients.


“The da Vinci robotic system combines superior 3D imaging with dexterity, precision and control to produce breakthrough capabilities for our surgeons,” Nancy Ledet, Director of Surgical Services, said. “We are proud to add a third system to expand our surgeons’ access to this advanced level of technology.”


Da Vinci allows more surgeons to perform complex procedures using a minimally invasive approach – routinely and with confidence. Its increased capability within the same look and feel of open surgery allows a range of procedures to be performed more quickly and easily through smaller incisions.


“We have a longstanding commitment to our neighbors on the Northshore,” Joan Coffman, president/CEO, said, “to deliver world-class healthcare close to home. Our latest acquisition of a third da Vinci places the very latest and most versatile technology in the hands of our caring, compassionate, highly skilled surgeons. That is a powerful combination for our patients.”




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