STQN Announces Second Quarter 2017 Medical Director’s Award

St. Tammany Quality Network (STQN) presented its 2017 second quarter Medical Director’s Award to gastroenterologists, Nathan Ranney, MD, and L. Phillips Jenkins, MD. Drs. Ranney and Jenkins have advanced GI care for St. Tammany Quality Network, including policy, procedures, care, and overall experience for patients.

Dr. Jenkins has led the way to improve endoscopy lab efficiency at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. His efforts have decreased patient procedure wait times, and allowed more patient access to the GI services, which has improved the patient experience. Dr. Ranney has led the development of the Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) program. This program provides the community with an advanced diagnostic modality that allows for early detection of GI malignancies.

“Drs. Jenkins and Ranney provide invaluable clinic and administrative insight to the St. Tammany Quality Network,” said Dr. Michael K. Hill, STQN Medical Director. “Dr. Jenkins serves on the St. Tammany Quality Network board and Dr. Ranney is an active committee member. They represent the future leaders of STQN. ”

Most recently, Drs. Ranney and Jenkins presented a Continuing Medical Education update on the C. difficile to the St. Tammany Parish Hospital medical staff and nurses. C. difficile is a bacterial infection of the colon which can cause toxin mediated colitis.

St. Tammany Quality Network continuously strives to keep the medical and nursing staff at St. Tammany Parish Hospital informed of best practices, and how to best serve the patients of west St. Tammany Parish.

Pictured at the recent presentation are, left to right, Nathan Ranney, MD; Michael Hill MD, STQN medical director; and L. Phillips Jenkins