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LULING, La. – St. Charles Parish Hospital (SCPH) recently held two ribbon cutting ceremonies celebrating the completion of the hospital’s new Outpatient Chemotherapy & Infusion Center and Caring Suite MRI within the Schoenberg Outpatient Diagnostic Center.
“We are thrilled to have these spaces to serve our patients as we continue offering high-quality care close to home. We hope each space will promote a sense of tranquility, comfort and healing as care is being administered,” said Keith Dacus, chief executive officer, St. Charles Parish Hospital.
The new SCPH Outpatient Chemotherapy and Infusion Center offers a place for patients to continue to receive infusion services within St. Charles Parish. Services include chemotherapy, immunotherapy, blood transfusion, iron infusions, hydration, antiemetic therapy, pain management, injections, gastrointestinal disorders, and autoimmune disorders. Installed with the latest technology, the Caring Suite MRI is optimized to reduce patient anxiety with the wide bore design, and the 'caring hands' philosophy featuring lighting, interior décor, scenery and music. SCPH also offers other imaging services including bone densitometry, computed tomography (CT scan), mammography, nuclear medicine, radiography, and sonography.
Patients may face barriers to care when dealing with disease or illness. Location is an obstacle SCPH hopes to limit by meeting patients where they are and providing exceptional care close to home. These facilities are a way SCPH continues to expand access to care for local patients in part due to the bond referendum passed by the residents of the parish.
SCPH is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and managed by Ochsner Health with 630 providers and 500 employees. In the spring of 2022, St. Charles Parish Hospital earned an ‘A’ hospital safety grade by The Leapfrog Group for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standard in the United States.
For more information on St. Charles Parish Hospital, visit www.ochsner.org/stch.
About Ochsner Health
Ochsner Health is an integrated healthcare system with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate. Celebrating 80 years in 2022, it leads nationally in cancer care, cardiology, neurosciences, liver and heart transplants and pediatrics, among other areas. Ochsner is consistently named both the top hospital and top children’s hospital in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report. The not-for-profit organization is inspiring healthier lives and stronger communities. Its focus is on preventing diseases and providing patient-centered care that is accessible, affordable, convenient and effective. Ochsner Health pioneers new treatments, deploys emerging technologies and performs groundbreaking research, including over 700 clinical studies. It has more than 36,000 employees and over 4,600 employed and affiliated physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties. It operates 47 hospitals and more than 370 health and urgent care centers across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Gulf South; and its cutting-edge Connected Health digital medicine program is caring for patients beyond its walls. In 2021, Ochsner Health treated more than 1 million people from every state and 75 countries. As Louisiana’s top healthcare educator, Ochsner Health and its partners educate thousands of healthcare professionals annually. To learn more, visit https://www.ochsner.org/.