St. Bernard Parish Hospital CEO updates community leaders _lowres

Photo provided by St. Bernard Parish HospitalÑMore than 45 people attended the St. Bernard Parish Hospital community leader luncheon including, from left, Andrew Jacques, St. Bernard Economic Development; Patrick Trahan, Chalmette Refining LLC; Jaylynn Bergeron Turner, parish assessor; hospital CEO Charlie Lindell; and Matt Woodward, The Gathering Church.

The chief executive officer of St. Bernard Parish Hospital, Charles Lindell, presented a health care update to more than 45 community leaders during a recent luncheon.

“We want information about new services, new personnel, hospital accreditations and services to reach those who can provide that information directly to others in the community, and these community leaders can help us,” Lindell said.

“This is a community hospital, and we want our residents to be involved and we want to connect with community leaders,” he added. He also noted that strong public safety, health care and education are the three essential pillars of a community.

In the presentation, Lindell provided an overview of community outreach programs that have been provided to area residents in recent months. These include prevention services, including men’s health screenings, stroke screenings and heart assessment tests, all done at very reasonable rates. Each month, a new service is offered.

He also highlighted the new electronic health records system that was put in use in July, after months of specialized training.

He said, “This system greatly enhances faster test results for doctors and patients. It improves customer service and assists with efficiency and accuracy.”