St. Tammany Health System lauded for achievements | St. Tammany community news

Press Ganey named St. Tammany Health System among recipients of its annual performance achievement awards that honor top-performing health care organizations with a commitment to deliver reliably safe, compassionate, high-quality care and create a culture of excellence that engages and supports caregivers.

The system’s Women’s Pavilion won the Guardian of Excellence for Patient Experience in Outpatient Services, and its flagship, St. Tammany Parish Hospital, won the Guardian of Excellence for Employee Engagement.

These awards mean that the system achieved the 95th percentile for each reporting period of the award year for patient experience, engagement, or clinical quality performance. Only 350 organizations nationwide received this prestigious recognition.

“To achieve these levels of success, (health system) leaders embraced the humanity of health care,” said Patrick T. Ryan, chairman and chief executive officer of Press Ganey. “They … consistently deliver safe, high-quality care in the complex health care environment. Their ongoing focus on

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