August 2018

New Signature Event benefiting
St. Tammany Cancer Center

Join St. Tammany Hospital Foundation for the premiere of a new annual signature event "THE Gala."

Thursday, October 4 // Southern Hotel

An evolution of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center's Benefits of Home and a new way to support local cancer care in one healing place - St. Tammany Cancer Center - where nationally ranked leaders, St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and Ochsner, are fighting to beat cancer. 

Join us for an unforgettable evening of circus-style entertainment, auctions, games and delicious food and drinks to support world-class cancer care close to home. 

For more information, visit or contact Melanie Rudolph at 985-898-4141.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 7 - 
Tuesday, October 2
Strength in Grace 
Healing Arts Exhibit

Tuesday, August 14

Sunday, August 19

Thursday, October 4

Thursday, October 11

Saturday, October 20
Monster Mash
A Warm Welcome to Joan Coffman

Joan M. Coffman, FACHE, recently joined our St. Tammany Parish Hospital family as the new President and Chief Executive Officer. Coffman, a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), most recently served as president and CEO of HSHS St. Mary's in Decatur, IL, a campus of Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS), a multi-facility healthcare system serving Illinois and Wisconsin since 1875.

Originally from New Orleans, Coffman worked with Tenet Healthcare Corp. as Assistant Administrator of Lindy Boggs Medical Center until 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. She also served as Chief Executive Officer of the Louisiana Clinic, a multi-specialty physician clinic in New Orleans. Coffman earned a bachelor's degree from the University of St. Francis and master's degree in business administration from the University of New Orleans. 

We are excited to have Ms. Coffman join our team! 
"Strength in Grace" Healing Arts Gallery Exhibit

The Healing Arts Initiative is hosting an opening reception for its sixth installation of the foundation's Healing Arts Rotating Gallery Series entitled "Strength in Grace" on display at St. Tammany Parish Hospital August 7 through October 2.

Join us in the STPH Lobby on Tuesday, August 14 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for a brief program, artist recognition and hosted gallery tours. Refreshments will be provided.

The Artists:
Ben Benson
Leslie Boudreaux
Teri Brasher
Georgie Dussouy
Robert Dutruch
Becky Evenson
Seth Fontenot
Donna Gardner
Emily Keller
Josette Lazaro
Charles Leche
Nicholas Pechon
Linda Pippins
Keith Proze
Mary Helen Seago
Lori Sperier

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Third-Party Events Support STHF!

Helping Hands Gallery
Please join Helping Hands Gallery at the Heritage Bank of St. Tammany Atrium in Covington as they partner to assist the Hospice Music Therapy Program at St. Tammany Parish Hospital on Sunday, August 19 at 1 p.m. 

The event is free and open to the public. It will include art on display, raffles and door prizes. Refreshments will also be served. 

In addition, you may also purchase a ticket to win one of three great prizes, including a handmade center piece valued at $500. Tickets are $10 each or three for $25.

For more information, contact or call 985-231-5300.

Ruby's Kids, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, serves the community by raising funds to purchase gifts for children who are in need during the holidays. 

On Saturday, August 25 from 7 to 11 p.m., the Northshore Ruby's Kids chapter will hold their third annual fundraising event "An Evening of Dancing" at the Clarion Hotel in Covington. The event features music by the band Gris Gris with special guest Bobby Cure, silent auction, 50/50 raffle and more.

For more information, contact Shirley Rodriguez Flick at 985-847-9727.

Bras for a Cause
The STPH Women's Pavilion is once again a beneficiary of the annual Bras for a Cause event. This unique fundraiser, presented by the St. Tammany Women's Council of Realtors, takes place on Thursday, October 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Northshore Harbor Center in Slidell. 

In addition to great food and live music, this hilarious and fun fashion show features local men modeling decorated bras that are auctioned off. 

In addition to the event, the foundation is selling tickets to win two seats to the Saints vs. Philadelphia Eagles game on November 18, a one-night hotel stay in New Orleans and $1,000 CASH! Tickets are $10 each or six for $50 and can be purchased in the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Guild Gift Shop, Women's Pavilion and foundation office. The drawing will be held at the Bras for a Cause event.

For more information, contact Doug Walker in the foundation office at 985-898-4174.
Three Decades of Halloween Fun

The 30th anniversary of STPH Parenting Center's Monster Mash fundraiser presented by Metairie Bank Northshore will be celebrated on Saturday, October 20 at beautiful Bogue Falaya Park in Covington.

This community-beloved festival hosts more than 2,000 families and offers a unique opportunity to enjoy a safe and fun holiday event each year. 

Proceeds from Monster Mash fund ongoing programs and enable the Parenting Center to introduce new services, many of which are offered at little or no cost to the community.

The mission of the Parenting Center has always been to promote confidence and competence in parenting, encourage optimal child development and enhance the well-being of the family as a whole. As our population grows, the resources required to fulfill this mission and strengthen families in our community increase as well. 

The 30th anniversary of Monster Mash will combine community favorites such as the Trick-or-Treat Village, Princess & Pirate Party and live music with a few new tricks and treats to commemorate the legacy of Monster Mash and the Parenting Center. 

For more information, visit

2018 Raising the Roof for Charity Raffle House Winner!

Congratulations to Corie Johnson, registered nurse at St. Tammany Parish Hospital and WINNER of the 2018 Raising the Roof for Charity Raffle House located in the new Estates at Watercross subdivision in Covington. 

Thank you to all who purchased tickets in support of St. Tammany Hospital Foundation and to the Northshore Home Builders Association for leading this effort, which has raised more than $5 million for local non-profits on the Northshore since inception. 
fl+WB Architects recently completed the design and installation of a healing fountain and garden outside STPH's pediatric emergency waiting area. 

Like other elements of STHF's Healing Arts Initiative, the fountain's purpose is improving patient healing and well-being through beauty and soothing distraction. 

Nicole Suhre, STHF executive director, described the fountain as "a beautiful intersection of state-of-the-art technology and the power of design and the healing arts."