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.

 


Celebrating our 2nd Anniversary

As we celebrate our 2 year anniversary, I want to thank all of our employees for their commitment to providing quality care to our community. It is your hard work and dedication that continues to make St. Bernard Parish Hospital the jewel of St. Bernard Parish!

One of our main challenges has been the lack of a complete functional electronic medical record system. I am pleased to announce that we have recently selected a proven, functional system, and are currently in the process of finalizing the details. We anticipate this project to be completed within 6 to 8 months. We appreciate your patience and look forward to your valuable input as we work together through this transition.

We can all be proud of the results of our annual financial audit. This audit, conducted by an independent audit firm, has been completed and is absent of any deficiencies. This is extraordinary given the fact that we are not completely electronic in the tracking of all of our activities. This demonstrates that we are responsibly handling our finances and are good stewards to our community.

It is with great pride that I can say the hospital is financially stable! This is undoubtedly due to the hard work of all of our staff! Together, we have accomplished record setting standards for a startup hospital. I am grateful for our team of dedicated professionals and look forward to working with you in carrying out the mission and vision of St. Bernard Parish Hospital.


Warm Regards,


Wayne J. Landry
Chief Executive Officer

 

LATEST NEWS

  • An Open Letter from Wayne J. Landry
    Feb 27, 2015 By

    I am proud to have led the effort to fund, build and operate a true community hospital in St. Bernard Parish. Our hospital has been a fundamental necessity along with education, government and law enforcement that has enabled our citizens to return home and rebuild our great community. I believe that together we have created a facility that is the “heart and soul of healthcare in our community.”

    It is time for me to transition from Chief Executive Officer to an advisory role. Today, the Board of Directors will announce the appointment of Charlie Lindell as your new CEO. I want to assure you that the process of selecting a new CEO has been rigorous with a large number of applicants, who were screened to five and then to three individuals. All finalists were asked various questions to rate their knowledge and competence in complex hospital regulations. Board interviews also probed candidates’ expertise in healthcare administration and financial management. 

    I endorse the Board’s selection of Charlie Lindell, as your Chief Executive Officer. He has worked with me through all of the phases of the complicated financing of this hospital, its start-up and operations. He has 20 years of experience in healthcare management and understands the issues we will face going forward with the Affordable Care Act, changes in Commercial, Medicare and Medicaid funding. More importantly, he also understands the vital nature of what we do here. We save lives and improve the quality of life for our patients on a daily basis. 

    Charlie was instrumental in designing the business plan that has made us successful while other hospitals struggle to maintain operations. He has also worked with me, the Board and the executive team to craft the vision that we have of the hospital’s future. We want to remain an independent hospital owned by the citizens of St. Bernard and to continue to work in partnership with Nunez Community College, LSU Medical Center and Tulane Medical Center. We are especially proud of our Telestroke program with Tulane Medical which has already helped save lives. Our highest priority is providing quality care and recruiting more physicians to our area. We want our citizens to have optimal and convenient access to primary care physicians and specialists, while we remain financially sound. 

    I will be available to the Hospital Service District Board in an advisory role. However, I have full confidence in our team and in Charlie to lead it. I appreciate all that you have done and are doing to maintain the highest standards of care for our citizens. Please continue to keep in mind the citizens of St. Bernard Parish who own this hospital and depend on us for their care. I thank you for your service to SBPH today and into its future.

    Sincerely,

    Wayne J. Landry

  • St. Bernard Parish Hospital Hosts Community Leaders
    Jan 30, 2015 By

    St. Bernard Parish Hospital Chief Executive Officer and its board of directors recently hosted community leaders at a luncheon designed to inform the group of key issues of the hospital's progress, including new services, its 97 credentialed physicians, and community outreach health initiatives.

    The volunteer group, called the “Community Leaders for Health,” will serve as an ongoing committee to provide input and information on community health needs to the leadership of St. Bernard Parish Hospital. Attending the meeting were 40 community leaders representing government services, education, public safety, business and health care. The luncheon was held on January 14 in the main conference room of the hospital on the first floor of the Medical Office Building.

    In a visual presentation, CEO Wayne Landry discussed start-up obstacles and financing for the hospital's original design and construction, physicians and medical specialists updates, as well as details of hospital medical services, including the new rehabilitation department, diagnostic imaging, cardiac services, and the 24/7 emergency medicine center. The hospital was constructed after Chalmette General Hospital was destroyed by Katrina. It opened as a community-owned hospital in August of 2012. It is comprised of all private rooms and features state-of-the-art health care specialty units, including a cardiac catheterization lab, surgical and endoscopy suites, intensive care units, an imaging center and hospital laboratory and pharmacy. Landry noted the emergency room utilization rate has exceeded all expectations, with more than 25,000 medical visits this past year.

    Landry announced that the hospital received a clean audit from the state in 2014 and that the hospital was operating on a sound financial basis. He also informed the group that the hospital was installing a new state-of- the-art software system by McKesson in June of this year. The new system will increase efficiencies in medical records, billing and other hospital operations and enable clinicians to spend less time in record keeping and more time with their patients.

    For information on St. Bernard Parish Hospital and its 97 credentialed physicians, go to www.sbph.net.

  • Notice to the Public
    May 16, 2014 By

    Notice is hereby given pursuant to Article 7, Section 23(C) of the Louisiana Constitution and R.S. 47:1705(B) that a public hearing of the Hospital Service District of the Parish of St. Bernard, State of Louisiana, will be held at the Council Chambers of the St. Bernard Parish Government Complex located at 8201 West Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, Louisiana on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. to consider levying additional or increased millage rates without further voter approval or adopting the adjusted millage rates after reassessment and rolling forward to rates not to exceed the prior year’s maximum. The estimated amount of tax revenues to be collected in the next year from the increased millage is $2,482,735.32, and the amount of increase in taxes attributable to the millage increase is $9,310.26.

   

Latest News

  • An Open Letter from Wayne J. Landry
    I am proud to have led the effort to fund, build and operate a true community hospital in St. Bernard Parish. Our hospital has been a fundamental necessity along with education, government and law enforcement that has enabled our citizens to return home and rebuild our great community. I believe that together we have created a facility that is the “heart and soul of healthcare in our community.” It is time for me to transition from Chief Executive Officer to an advisory role. Today, the Board of Directors will announce the appointment of Charlie Lindell as your new CEO. I…
  • St. Bernard Parish Hospital Hosts Community Leaders
    St. Bernard Parish Hospital Chief Executive Officer and its board of directors recently hosted community leaders at a luncheon designed to inform the group of key issues of the hospital's progress, including new services, its 97 credentialed physicians, and community outreach health initiatives. The volunteer group, called the “Community Leaders for Health,” will serve as an ongoing committee to provide input and information on community health needs to the leadership of St. Bernard Parish Hospital. Attending the meeting were 40 community leaders representing government services, education, public safety, business and health care. The luncheon was held on January 14 in…
  • Notice to the Public
    Notice is hereby given pursuant to Article 7, Section 23(C) of the Louisiana Constitution and R.S. 47:1705(B) that a public hearing of the Hospital Service District of the Parish of St. Bernard, State of Louisiana, will be held at the Council Chambers of the St. Bernard Parish Government Complex located at 8201 West Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, Louisiana on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. to consider levying additional or increased millage rates without further voter approval or adopting the adjusted millage rates after reassessment and rolling forward to rates not to exceed the prior year’s maximum. The estimated…