About SMH

Welcome to Slidell Memorial Hospital, Your Hospital for Life.

Celebrating its 55th anniversary in November 2014, Slidell Memorial Hospital has received several awards that recognize our commitment to compassionate care and a patient-centered culture.

We are driven by a shared mission:
To improve the quality of life in our community.

As a 223-bed acute care community hospital located in the heart of Slidell, La., we provide access to the latest treatments and technology and expert physicians:

  • In 2013, we expanded our Emergency Room and added the SMH Heart Center to meet the needs of St. Tammany's growing population. This expansion brought 29 new emergency beds and 38 specialized cardiac rooms.

  • Our Regional Cancer Center, the only facility of its kind in East St. Tammany, is designed to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate our patients in one convenient, state-of-the-art facility. SMH is one of the only hospitals on the Northshore with the Varian High Dose Brachytherapy radiation system, 4D CT Treatment Planning simulator, and a Multidisciplinary Clinic.

  • Our orthopedic specialists are among only a handful in the region to offer anterior hip replacement surgery using a state-of-the-art hanaTMHip and Knee Arthroplasty Table, one of just 100 in use across the country.

  • Our Outpatient Rehabilitation therapists are certified in LSVT-BIG treatment, a new technique that treats patients with Parkinson's disease or other neurological disorders.
  • In 2016, Slidell Memorial Hospital and Ochsner Health System celebrated the formation of a long-term, strategic partnership focused on the continuation of high quality care, cost reduction through coordinating and improving resources, and increased local access to care for the residents of the Slidell community.

The partnership has added new services and medical specialists to our community that previously did not exist, such as:

  • Cancer clinical trials
  • Expanded cardiology services with the addition of a third Cardiac Catheterization Lab at SMH; Impella® technology, the world's smallest heart pump to support patients' hearts during high-risk heart procedures; and expanded heart surgery on-call to 24/7 coverage
  • Robot-assisted surgery
  • 24 recruited physicians to provide primary care and specialized services locally
  • Specialty clinics, including the Comprehensive Weight Loss Center and the upcoming Back and Spine Center

Community Health Needs

SMH takes part in a regional study every three years to address the needs of our community as required by a federal statute established within the Affordable Care Act. Several hospitals in the New Orleans Metropolitan area, including SMH, are members of the Metropolitan Hospital Council that undertook this extensive community project. Tripp Umbach handled the project management and consultation, and prepared the Slidell Memorial Hospital Synopses below.    

2015 Community Health Needs Implementation Plan

2015 Community Health Needs Assessment

2013 Community Health Needs Assessment

St. Tammany Parish Hospital Service District No. 2, doing business as Slidell Memorial Hospital, is a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana, being a hospital service district created by Act 180 of the 1984 Louisiana Legislature as amended, and a 501(3)(c) corporation, with its main campus located at 1001 Gause Blvd., Slidell, LA 70458.  The Hospitals Agent for Service is J. William Davis, Chief Executive Officer, 1001 Gause Blvd., Slidell, LA 70458.



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