Quality healthcare right here in St. Bernard

St. Bernard Parish Hospital has brought quality healthcare back home to this proud, historically significant community. Our 113,000 square foot state-of-the-art hospital facility supports 40 patient beds, an intensive care unit (ICU), 4 operating suites, 2 endoscopy suites, cardiac catheter lab, plus a 10-bed emergency department. In addition, St. Bernard Parish Hospital provides complete medical imaging, laboratory, in-house pharmacy, food and nutritional services, and rehabilitation services.

 

 

 

LATEST NEWS

  • St. Bernard Parish Hospital Electronic Health Records System Launched July 13
    Jul 16, 2015 By

    Charles Lindell, CEO of St. Bernard Parish Hospital, announced  the official launching of a new comprehensive, highly-secure Electronic Health Record (EHR) system for all inpatients and all individuals coming for testing in its extensive outpatient service departments.

    "All patients who come to the hospital for any type of medical or diagnostic test as well as all inpatients,  including emergency room patients, will be entered into the new health record system," Lindell added.

    "This is not just another hospital software program. This EHR system provides seamless and comprehensive health care information, accessible through a very secure portal to our medical personnel, patients and their caregivers. The system promotes speed, accuracy and confidentiality and gives physicians access to test results quickly to enable quality patient care.”

     “We selected the McKesson Paragon system after careful study and analysis because it provides fully integrated financial and clinical programming with capabilities that have been proven through demonstrated use in 3,400 hospitals, clinics and outpatient facilities  across the country,” said Lindell.    

    Nursing Informatics Director Jodi Morgan added that the clinical benefits of this system will be felt throughout the patient care spectrum including faster diagnostic results to patients and their physicians so that medical decisions can be made much more efficiently. Physicians credentialed with the hospital can access their patients’ information through a secured portal from any location. Nurses, therapists and other medical professionals treating a patient can also access the patient’s information and test results.

    One of the benefits of this new system is that once a patient’s information is in the EHR system the patient doesn’t have to provide the same information on each visit. 

    The EHR also offers safety precautions on medication distribution, drug interactions and possible allergic reactions. The prevention and wellness features of the system also have alerts about recommended wellness tests such as mammograms and PSA tests.

    The scheduling system builds efficiencies into outpatient diagnostics, surgery and rehab departments and allows collaboration which minimizes duplication of services.  Faster and more efficient billing, compliance and credentialing reporting to various agencies are also  cost saving features.

    “Our McKesson EHR system supports the high level of quality and personal care that is the hallmark of our hospital. Our staff  has trained for six  months to learn the system and we ask the community’s patience with their first visit or return visit to the hospital as we collect their information. It will save all of us time in the future and further enhance our quality of care.”   

  • Stroke is the #4 Cause of Death in St. Bernard Parish - St. Bernard Parish Hospital Offers Stroke Screenings through July
    Jul 06, 2015 By

    St. Bernard Parish Hospital is continuing its focus on prevention by offering a Stroke Health Checkup for individuals in the community during the month of July.

    "Stroke is the 4th leading cause of death in St. Bernard," says St. Bernard Parish Hospital CEO Charles Lindell. "We have developed this screening to include the most common tests and factors affecting one's risk of stroke and artery disease."

    For the past two months, the hospital has reached out into the community with heart screenings and with testing for men's health markers at very low costs to be able to bring important health messages and diagnostic services to citizens, added Lindell.

    In July, the Stroke Health Check-up is open to anyone in the community. The tests, which can be completed in 30 minutes, include assessments of one's blood pressure, cholesterol, triglyceride and glucose levels. It also includes an ultrasound of the carotid artery. The ultrasound is a painless measurement of waves to examine the structure and function of the carotid arteries in the neck. The screening costs $49 and will be offered through Thursday, July 30.

    Individuals must make an appointment. Screening appointments are available from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday.

    The signs and symptoms of stroke are sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, sudden confusion or trouble speaking, sudden trouble walking, dizziness or loss of balance and a sudden severe headache with no known cause. Individuals experiencing these symptoms, should seek medical help immediately. There is a small window of time when special drugs can be administered to lessen the effects of a stroke. St. Bernard Parish Hospital offers evaluations by Tulane neurologists through its Telestroke program in its Emergency Department which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    To schedule a stroke screening call 504-826-9600. The hospital is located at 8000 West Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette. More information is available on the hospital’s website at www.sbph.net.

  • St. Bernard Hospital CEO Charles Lindell was the Keynote Speaker at Leadership St. Bernard
    Jun 22, 2015 By

    St. Bernard Parish Hospital hosted Leadership St. Bernard at its recent monthly session focused on community topics on healthcare, business, government, education, economic development, arts, and culture.

    The keynote speaker at the session was St. Bernard Hospital CEO Charles Lindell, who discussed the hospital's history, its tireless efforts to garner $80 million in construction funding from federal and state entities to build the facility, and its official opening just three years ago. "This is your hospital," said Lindell, in stressing that the hospital is a community-based facility operated by a community board of directors.

    Lindell shared that "The hospital now has more than 100 physicians and specialists serving in its medical corps and a staff of 385 medical and support staff," making it one of the largest employers in the parish. He also discussed the hospital's comprehensive diagnostic, emergency, medical and surgical services.

    In his remarks, Lindell noted that the hospital has worked over the past year to develop and install an extensive new medical records system and that personnel are currently training for its soon-to-be activated programming. "This new system will transform services for accountability, patient services, and medical care."

    Members of the 2015 Leadership St. Bernard class are Jason Stopa, Sabrina Evans Schmidt, Tracee Cook-Dazet, Lenor Duplessis, Annette Phillips, Nicole Nicosia, Bobby Schroeder, George Ricks, Barry Lemoine, Aaron Johnson, Erica Larkin Gaudet, Brian Miller, Nick Schackai, Andrew Jacques, Kevin Potter Sr., Althea Holden, Bill Haines, Adrienne Landry Lay, Ryan Fink, Emile Bertucci III, Mary Bartholomew, Jason Waggenspack, William McCarthy, Becky Maillet and Danny Menesses.

    Leadership St. Bernard is an innovative program sponsored by the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce and the St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation to assist in preparing emerging community leaders for positions in local government, business, and community affairs. The program will include sessions on governmental structure, parish perspectives, regionalism, and arts and culture, among others. The classes are held at different venues across the parish so participants can see many of the new additions to St. Bernard’s infrastructure, such as St. Bernard Parish Hospital, Val Riess complex, The River House, and Docville Farm.

    After the Leadership event, the members took a tour of the facility, led by hospital administrators.

    Leadership St. Bernard was created to educate and engage the community, and to identify resources and needs within the community. "It is an intense series of courses which encompass a broad scope of community needs, resources, and concerns," said Kerri Callais, chair of Leadership St. Bernard.

   

Latest News

  • St. Bernard Parish Hospital Electronic Health Records System Launched July 13
    Charles Lindell, CEO of St. Bernard Parish Hospital, announced  the official launching of a new comprehensive, highly-secure Electronic Health Record (EHR) system for all inpatients and all individuals coming for testing in its extensive outpatient service departments. "All patients who come to the hospital for any type of medical or diagnostic test as well as all inpatients,  including emergency room patients, will be entered into the new health record system," Lindell added. "This is not just another hospital software program. This EHR system provides seamless and comprehensive health care information, accessible through a very secure portal to our medical personnel, patients and…
  • Stroke is the #4 Cause of Death in St. Bernard Parish - St. Bernard Parish Hospital Offers Stroke Screenings through July
    St. Bernard Parish Hospital is continuing its focus on prevention by offering a Stroke Health Checkup for individuals in the community during the month of July. "Stroke is the 4th leading cause of death in St. Bernard," says St. Bernard Parish Hospital CEO Charles Lindell. "We have developed this screening to include the most common tests and factors affecting one's risk of stroke and artery disease." For the past two months, the hospital has reached out into the community with heart screenings and with testing for men's health markers at very low costs to be able to bring important health…
  • St. Bernard Hospital CEO Charles Lindell was the Keynote Speaker at Leadership St. Bernard
    St. Bernard Parish Hospital hosted Leadership St. Bernard at its recent monthly session focused on community topics on healthcare, business, government, education, economic development, arts, and culture. The keynote speaker at the session was St. Bernard Hospital CEO Charles Lindell, who discussed the hospital's history, its tireless efforts to garner $80 million in construction funding from federal and state entities to build the facility, and its official opening just three years ago. "This is your hospital," said Lindell, in stressing that the hospital is a community-based facility operated by a community board of directors. Lindell shared that "The hospital now…