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Patti  Ellish

Patti Ellish

CEO, St. Tammany Parish Hospital

Successfully delivering the best possible healthcare to others rests on a foundation of three commitments, Ellish asserts passionately: loyalty to the community you serve, cultivating the caregivers of the future and reliance upon technology to improve healthcare.

Practicing what she preaches, she promotes a positive attitude and an unyielding desire to enhance the quality of life in our community. Shortly after she took the helm at St. Tammany, the parish, the state and local community hospitals were charged with privatizing the Covington health unit to decrease public funding for health initiatives. Ellish was instrumental in launching the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Community Wellness Center to meet the public health need.