Patrick Torcson MD MMM
Vice President for Clinical Integration

Dr. Patrick Torcson is vice president and chief integration officer at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. His role as CIO is to promote clinical and service quality through information technology and to develop a clinically integrated network for population health management.

Dr. Torcson has been a member of the STPH medical staff for more than 20 years. While a full-time clinician he held numerous medical staff leadership roles including chief of the medical staff, chair of medical care services and chairman of credentials. Dr. Torcson was a founding member of the STPH Department of Hospital Medicine and serves as the medical director for the hospitalist program. 

Dr. Torcson is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine training at the Ochsner Medical Foundation in his hometown of New Orleans. He also received a master of medical management degree from Tulane University. 

Dr. Torcson is board certified in internal medicine and completed the first focused practice in hospital medicine recertification through the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has been elected to Fellowship in the American College of Physicians and is a senior fellow in hospital medicine. 

Michael K. Hill MD
Medical Director


Dr. Michael Hill provides leadership and direction for planning, organizing and coordinating the mission of creating a successful St. Tammany Quality Network.

He also is responsible for assisting in the development of physician relationships across this same network, for stimulating the growth of the organization and providing leadership in medical management by working through and with network physicians. He is seen as technical and mentoring resource to physicians.

Dr. Hill has been a physician in Southeastern Louisiana for close to 30 years and cared for patients in over ten hospitals during that time. He has held several committee and administrative roles along the way and he has been elected to the Medical Executive Committee of three different hospitals and was the board chairman for IMG Healthcare for more than seven years.

Dr. Hill received his bachelor's degree from the University of New Orleans and his medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center. After an internship and residency in internal medicine at Charity Hospital of New Orleans, where he was named Chief Resident, he went on to complete a fellowship in infectious disease in the LSU Department of Medicine.  

Jack Khashou M.Ed MS
Vice President of St. Tammany Quality Network

As STQN Executive Director, Jack is responsible for overseeing the overall formation, implementation, strategy development and operations management of the Clinical Integration (CI) Program. He also guides the vision and strategic decision making process.  

He has more than 20 years of healthcare experience in various executive roles for Tenet Health Care and Ochsner Health System. A majority of his executive experience has come in hospital operations, strategy and business development and as the lead executive for the state of Louisiana’s largest oncology and bone marrow transplant program.

Jack has a bachelor's degree in human and health promotion as well as master's degrees in human performance and health promotion and health care management from the University of New Orleans. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. 


Julie Nevers RN MN

Clinical Support Analyst Manager

Julie is responsible for collecting and analyzing claims, encounters and other clinical data required to measure, improve and identify opportunities in program performance. She also integrates inpatient and outpatient clinical data and data systems, risk adjustment methodologies, quality metrics, identifies educational opportunities specific to coding terminology, and utilizes tools for computerized report writing. 

Julie has more than 22 years of nursing leadership which includes quality and policy development, grant writing and human resource development. 

Julie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from William Carey University and a Master of Nursing degree in nursing administration from Louisiana State University. She also holds certifications in Training and Learning from Louisiana State University, Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), Crimson Analytics Fellow, and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

She is a member of the American Nurses Association, American Organization of Nurse Executives, American Diabetes Association, Louisiana State Nursing Association and volunteers with the American Cancer Society.


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