St. Martin Hospital - Hospital of the Year


St. Martin Hospital (SMH) received top honors at the 16th annual Nightingale Awards on April 1 in Baton Rouge. Named Hospital of the Year (60 Beds or Fewer), SMH joins an elite group of hospitals recognized by the Louisiana State Nurses Association and Louisiana Nurses Foundation. This annual banquet recognizes outstanding leaders in healthcare and nurses with  lifelong contributions to their field are inducted into the Nursing Hall of Fame.

St. Martin Hospital demonstrated its ability to positively impact patient outcomes with nursing led  initiatives through the support of nursing leadership.

SMH exemplifies a hospital here nurses have the autonomy to lead, participate and innovate in designing the highest level of patient care evidence-based processes. Our overall quality, patient satisfaction and employee engagement results validate these successes.

Not only does SMH support our nurses in the hospital setting, we encourage our team of clinical leaders and nursing staff to participate in national, state and local nursing organizations. Our nurses are involved in many organizational events which positively impact healthcare in our community, such as American Heart Association and Susan G. Komen events.

SMH also participates in many community projects that depend on support from our nursing staff, including free EKG screenings, diabetic teaching, Road to Good Health®, World Health Day and local community health fairs.

During Nurses’ Week, SMH is holding its annual skills fair and participating in a regional disaster drill for the community. Not only do we support and encourage growth among our nurses at SMH, we also welcome University of Louisiana at Lafayette nursing students to our hospital each semester to complete their clinical rotations.

St. Martin Hospital also received the Guardian of Excellence Award for both Patient Experience and Employee Engagement from Press Ganey, and ranked in the top quartile in the State of Louisiana for HCAHPS and patient satisfaction through the Rural Coalition Association.

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