St. Tammany Hospital Foundation Announces New Name, Logo

The nonprofit St. Tammany Hospital Foundation reintroduced itself to the community with a new name, new logo, and renewed mission statement.

The new St. Tammany Health Foundation will serve as the philanthropic arm of St. Tammany Health System and, as its name suggests, will support programs beyond the health system’s flagship St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington.

“St. Tammany Hospital Foundation no longer supports just the hospital we stand in today,” Foundation Executive Director Nicole Suhre said. “We support a regional health system comprised of a state-of-the-art hospital and nearly 30 off-site facilities including physician and specialty clinics, a cancer center, two emergency rooms, community services, an academic center, Women’s Pavilion and more. We want our name to convey that our donors can make a difference in the health and well-being of this community.”

The move, which has been a year in the making, also aligns the foundation’s name more directly with that of St. Tammany Health System’s.

Legally known as St. Tammany Parish Hospital Service District No. 1, the health system was widely known by the catchall “St. Tammany Parish Hospital” before its board of commissioners adopted its new organizational identity in late 2019, also in recognition of its expansion beyond the hospital campus and into the community.

“World-class healthcare must come with the ability to provide world-class support,” St. Tammany Health System President and CEO Joan Coffman said. “Our foundation is being reimagined to position itself to take an amazing program of support to a true strategic advancement program for our health system, and we can’t wait to see what they accomplish in partnership with its generous donors.”

The foundation’s renewed focus is articulated in its new mission statement, “to support and enhance the work of St. Tammany Health System as it leads with innovation and cares for its patients and their families with excellence, compassion and teamwork. Through generous donors, we help our neighbors and the community heal and live healthy, fulfilling lives.”