Thursday, February 26, 2015 - Excellence in Interventional Coronary Care


COVINGTON – St. Tammany Parish Hospital ranks first in the state and is in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for medical excellence in interventional coronary care, according to a 2015 report from CareChex® - a division of Comparion® Medical Analytics.

The hospital also ranks in the top 10 percent in Louisiana and is No. 1 in the market for patient safety in interventional coronary care. It also ranks in the top 10 percent nationally for mortality rates and the top 10 percent statewide for inpatient quality. The patient safety and inpatient quality ratings are derived from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality indicators.

“St. Tammany Parish Hospital is committed to attaining high standards of quality care, and independent quality evaluations conducted by CareChex® demonstrate we are achieving our goal,” said Dr. Bob Capitelli, STPH senior vice president and chief medical officer. “Providing excellent care is only possible with our outstanding physicians, employees and volunteers. We are grateful for their ability to care for patients in such an exceptional manner.”

The St. Tammany Quality Network also recognized Covington Cardiovascular Care at St. Tammany Parish Hospital with its fourth quarter Medical Director Award for the interventional coronary care recognition.

“St. Tammany Parish is fortunate to have such a skilled team of experts providing world-class cardiology care in our area,” said STQN Medical Director Dr. Mike Hill.“Their achievements exemplify STQN’s mission of innovative leadership, a commitment to quality and a focus on efficiency.”

Click here to learn more about the St. Tammany Quality Network and its initiatives.


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.

From left: Covington Cardiovascular Care at St. Tammany Parish Hospital Dr. Paul Stahls III, Mary Scheyd APRN, Dr. Hamid Salam, STQN Medical Director Dr. Mike Hill, Dr. Sohail Khan and Dr. Bekir Melek.

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