Only five states outside of Louisiana have a higher population of its adult residents suffer a heart attack. If you have heart disease or a cardiac event (like a heart attack), your first exercise may be through a medically supervised program called Cardiac Rehabilitation.
Having an Emergency Room available to serve St. Martin Parish has been important to this community since our hospital was first founded in 1969. Today, we are fortunate to have a state- of-the-art facility that can handle severe cases, or treat non-severe cases through our Fast Track program.
St. Martin Hospital (SMH) recently passed the Anticoagulation Forum’s assessment test, naming the hospital an “Anticoagulation Center of Excellence”. This distinction demonstrates SMH’s strong commitment to providing high quality local care to St. Martin Parish.
One out of every four residents in Louisiana smokes cigarettes making our state sixth in the nation for smoking prevalence. Smoking is also the leading cause of death in the United States. The risk of lung cancer, heart disease and stroke increases for smokers and nonsmokers who are exposed to cigarette smoke.
In an effort to keep our patients closer to home when they have a need for a cardiac evaluation or treatment, St. Martin Hospital (SMH) has partnered with Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS). This partnership provides expert cardiac services 24/7 with board certified cardiologists and specialized nurse practitioners.
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.