North Oaks Health System

Overview

North Oaks Health System is one of Louisiana’s largest and most progressive
community hospital organizations and is strategically based between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. For more than 50 years, we have made it our mission to optimize the health care experience through compassion and innovation. Facilities in Tangipahoa and Livingston Parishes include an acute care hospital, a
rehabilitation hospital, two outpatient diagnostic & treatment centers, an
outpatient surgery center, two outpatient rehabilitation clinics, a hospice
agency and a growing physician group for primary and specialty care.

We are the second largest employer in Tangipahoa Parish and have been recognized as one of New Orleans CityBusiness’ Best Places to Work for 6 consecutive years (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013). What inspires people to choose North Oaks to pursue their careers?

Our Culture

We encourage and support community involvement. From the March of Dimes to Annual Physical Days for student-athletes, North Oaks sponsors hundreds of organizations and community events.

Our Leadership

Founded in 1960 as a 60-bed, community-based hospital organization, North Oaks has evolved into a 355-bed health system. Under the direction of a volunteer Board of Commissioners, North Oaks’ growth has been based on foresight and community need.

James E. Cathey, Jr., President/Chief Executive Officer, explains it best, “Our North Oaks team is the foundation upon which we will continue to build and grow our organization to better serve our patients and our community. Our plans are designed to keep pace with the dynamic and expanding needs of area communities. Yet, as we grow we won’t forget who we are and from where we came. We are proud of our 50+ years of caring for the people in the communities we serve. We consider it a privilege and look forward to many more years of meeting their needs.”

Our Vision

Provide innovative solutions to our region’s health and wellness with a focus on accessibility, quality and accountability.

Our Growth

With the area North Oaks serves remaining one of the fastest growing regions in the state, North Oaks continues to meet the challenges of expansion, moving forward with new projects designed to meet current needs and prepare for the future.

Our Values

Communication
Compassion
Commitment
Courtesy

The health system’s community based hospital organization status guarantees that all excess revenues flow directly back into the institution to expand or improve health care services.

Our Mission

Optimize the health care experience through compassion and innovation.

 

Awards

North Oaks Health System is the second largest employer in Tangipahoa Parish and has been recognized as one of New Orleans CityBusiness’ Best Places to Work for 6 consecutive years (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013).

2013 Press Ganey Guardian Of Excellence AwardSM Winner

North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital

This prestigious award recognizes top-performing facilities that have consistently achieved the 95th percentile in patient satisfaction and maintained it for the 1-year reporting period.

Fewer than 5 percent of all Press Ganey clients reach this threshold. Press Ganey partners with 10,000+ health care facilities—including more than one half of all U.S. hospitals—to measure and improve the patient experience.


2012 Joint Commission Gold Seal Of Approval™

North Oaks Medical Center, Rehabilitation Hospital And Hospice

Accredited For Health Care Quality And Safety


Top Performer Award–Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation

North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital

Ranked #1 in Louisiana and in the top 10% nationally for positive patient outcomes in 2011


Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital

Accredited at the Highest Level
Only CARF-accredited Rehabilitation Facility on the Northshore and within a 7-parish Radius


Top Hospital • Louisiana Life Magazine

North Oaks Medical Center

Based on medicare.gov reports for patient self-reported experiences

 

Gold Award • eQHealth Solutions Louisiana Medicare Quality Award

North Oaks Heart Health Services

Excellence in Quality Care for Heart Attack, Heart Failure and Pneumonia

 

Recognition

North Oaks Diabetes Education Program

Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education

 

Accredited and Certified Program

North Oaks Diagnostic Imaging

Accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation of Vascular Laboratoriesin Peripheral Arterial, Extracranial Cerebrovascular and Venous TestingCertified in Digital Mammography by the American College of Radiology and FDA

 

Accredited Programs

North Oaks Heart Health Services

Accredited By The Intersocietal Commission For Accreditation Of Echocardiography Laboratories And The American Association Of Cardiovascular And Pulmonary Rehabilitation

North Oaks Pulmonology Rehabilitation

Accredited By The American Association Of Cardiovascular And Pulmonary Rehabilitation

North Oaks Respiratory Care

Accredited by the College of American Pathologists Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories

North Oaks Sleep Disorders Center

Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

North Oaks Department Of Laboratories

Accredited by the:
American Association Of Blood BanksClinical Laboratory Improvement AmendmentsCollege Of American Pathologists

 

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