Thursday, February 02, 2017
STQN 4th Quarter Medical Director's Award
STQN Announced Fourth Quarter Medical Director’s Award
COVINGTON – The St. Tammany Quality Network (STQN) presented its 2016 fourth quarter Medical Director’s Award to Dr. Joseph Landers, an STPH internist and hospital medicine physician, and Dr. David Toups, medical director of the STPH Emergency Department, for facilitating clinical adherence to best practices for sepsis care.
“Beginning with Dr. Toups and his team in the Emergency Department and extending to Dr. Landers and the hospital medicine team on the inpatient units, we want to ensure patients are receiving evidence-based care that can improve sepsis clinical outcomes,” said Dr. Michael K. Hill, STQN medical director and former chief of staff at St. Tammany Parish Hospital.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines sepsis as “a complication caused by the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death.” Early identification and treatment are crucial to minimizing the impact of sepsis, and Dr. Toups and Dr. Landers have implemented interventions that will improve patient outcomes.
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