Thursday, February 26, 2015 - STQN Names 1Q Award Winner


COVINGTON – Leslie Kelt BS CPHQ CIC has received the St. Tammany Quality Network’s first quarter 2015 Medical Director Award for her outstanding management in infection prevention in several key areas.

“Leslie was – and continues to be – instrumental in leading initiatives that promote employee and patient safety as it related to minimizing central line and surgical site infections as well as early detection of sepsis,” said STQN Medical Director Dr. Mike Hill. “She also worked tirelessly to ensure the hospital was prepared and stays in compliance with state and federal guidelines regarding Ebola initiatives.”

Kelt serves as department head of infection prevention and employee health at St. Tammany Parish Hospital.

The Medical Director Award was created in July 2014 to recognize STQN-affiliated physicians who demonstrate innovative leadership, a commitment to quality and a focus on efficiency.

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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.

Dr. Mike Hill, St. Tammany Quality Network medical director, and Leslie Kelt, department head of infection prevention and employee health at St. Tammany Parish Hospital.

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