Your Healthcare Team

Medical

The physician who admits you is responsible for directing your care while you are in the hospital. Your physician, as the coordinator for your treatment program, should be consulted if you have questions about your illness.

Hospital Medicine

Hospitalists, physicians who specialize in caring for patients inside the hospital, are uniquely qualified to tend to your medical needs while a patient at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. The hospitalists and your physician work together to ensure seamless transition in and out of the hospital. Contact your hospitalist anytime at ext. 4194 or ask your nurse to page the hospitalist on call.

Nursing

Twenty-four hour nursing care is provided by a team of professional registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and nurse assistants. A nurse manager is responsible for directing and coordinating nursing care on each unit. Please feel free to contact your nurse or the nurse manager if you have questions or concerns.

Guest Services

We want to ensure that your stay is as comfortable as possible. A Guest Services coordinator is available to assist you and your family with special requests, explain hospital policies and to serve as your liaison with hospital staff. You may contact Guest Services, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 898-4669. On weekends or after hours contact your nurse.

Pastoral Services

St. Tammany Parish Hospital believes that total patient care demands attention to the spiritual, as well as the physical and emotional, needs of each patient. Members of the pastoral services staff are available to assist you, whatever your religious tradition, and can be reached by dialing “0” for the operator. Your priest, minister or rabbi is always welcome to visit you while you are here.

Dietitians

The hospital maintains a clinical nutrition staff of full-time registered dietitians and technicians to meet your dietary needs during your stay. If you have questions about your meals or diet, please call ext. 4063.

Social Workers

Social workers are assigned to each patient care area and are trained to help patients and family members deal with financial, social and emotional problems that relate to illness or hospitalization. They will assist you and your family with planning for your discharge.

Housekeepers

A member of the housekeeping staff will clean your room daily. For special housekeeping requests, please notify the nursing staff.

Volunteers

Our Guild members contribute many hours of service and financial assistance to the hospital. For more information on volunteer services, please contact
ext. 4008.

Patient Accounting

A financial counselor is available to assist you with insurance questions or billing concerns. Please call Patient Accounting, ext. 4157, Monday through Friday. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Medicare/Medicaid patients may contact Louisiana Health Care Review, (800) 433-4958, or Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, (225) 342-6429.