Thursday, July 30, 2015
STQN Names 3rd Quarter Medical Director Award Recipients
STQN Names 3Q Medical Director Award Recipients
COVINGTON – The St. Tammany Quality Network has presented its third quarter Medical Director Award to two recipients, for their work in developing and presenting continual medical education to St. Tammany Parish Hospital physicians and clinical staff as well as spearheading a statewide initiative for safer pregnancies and deliveries.
Dr. Robert Faucheux developed an educational course on childhood vaccines, which has had a spotlight in the media lately. More specifically, he presented to fellow physicians and clinical staff the myths and facts regarding childhood vaccinations and why they are important.
Dr. Rachael Cresap was recognized for spearheading a statewide initiative that aims to lower the amount of early deliveries, which include elective C-sections, and encourages women to wait the full 40-weeks of pregnancy unless medically indicated. Ample research supports that babies need a full 40-weeks to grow and develop. In addition, inducing labor is associated with increased risks.
“Drs. Faucheux and Cresap have shown exceptional leadership in improving patient care at St. Tammany Parish Hospital through their development and communication of clinical guidelines and best practices.” said STQN Medical Director Dr. Mike Hill.
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.
To learn more about the St. Tammany Quality Network and its initiatives, go to stqn.org.
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.