Friday, November 11, 2016
STQN 3rd Quarter Medical Director Award
Quality Network Announces Third Quarter Medical Director’s Award
COVINGTON –St. Tammany Quality Network presented its 2016 third quarter Medical Director’s award to Drs. Charles Baier and Mark James for their exceptional quality outcomes in the management of target populations. Patients of Dr. Baier, an internist in Mandeville, and Dr. James, a family physician in Folsom, were more likely to maintain healthy blood pressures, comply with prescribed medications for certain chronic conditions, receive tobacco cessation counseling when appropriate and have controlled diabetes.
“These two physicians have a long relationship with their communities and are working diligently to maintain the health of their patients,” said Dr. Michael K. Hill, STQN Medical Director and former Chief of Staff at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. “By providing proactive disease management, they are actively working to minimize the long-term impact of chronic conditions.”
The St. Tammany Quality Network continuously strives to keep the medical and nursing staff at St. Tammany Parish Hospital informed of best practices and how to best serve the patients of western St. Tammany Parish.
The St. Tammany Quality Network is a physician-led organization that demonstrates a commitment to quality and outcomes by creating a medical community aligned around quality initiatives and payer engagement; using a common information technology platform to capture disease specific data to assist in proactive patient care; and collaborate on patient-centric initiatives that enhance the quality and improve efficiency of health care delivery.
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 a self-supporting not-for-profit community hospital; it receives no ad valorem tax funding. STPH.org