Rarely in your life do you meet someone who has a great impact on you as well as so many others. Stephen Speeg, MD was one of those people. They make everyone they touch feel like the most important person in the world. Dr. Speeg served St Joseph Hospice and The Carpenter Health Network as… Read more about Remembering Dr. Stephen Speeg, Chief Medical Officer
Baton Rouge, LA – We know that people are very concerned about this rapidly spreading virus COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus. Naturally, those who have loved ones with serious illness in hospice or palliative care are even more concerned. In response to a growing number of COVID-19 cases across the United States, The Carpenter Health… Read more about The Carpenter Health Network Announces Response to Confront COVID-19 Virus
Baton Rouge, LA – The Carpenter Health Network is pleased to announce Ray Forrester has been promoted to Director of Carpenter Health for Life Wellness Program. The program is designed to provide telephonic Chronic Care Management and Physician/Nurse Practitioner house calls to keep seniors independent at home. Based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, The Carpenter Health… Read more about Ray Forrester Named Director of Carpenter Health for Life Wellness Program
Sage Specialty Hospital in Denham Springs, LA, recently expanded services to include a skilled nursing facility (SNF) unit and Sage Wound Care. An open house is scheduled for Wednesday, March 4th, from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Located at 8375 Florida Blvd in Denham Springs, LA. The public is invited to attend. Sage Specialty Hospital’s SNF… Read more about Sage Specialty Hospital Expands Services: Open House March 4, 2020
Shreveport, LA – St. Joseph Hospice is slated to soon open the doors of their newest inpatient hospice house, located at 8950 E Kings Hwy in Shreveport. The Carpenter House of St. Joseph Hospice will serve as a place of peace for hospice patients with symptoms not well managed at home. Offering sixteen home-like rooms… Read more about St. Joseph Hospice to Open The Carpenter House Location in Shreveport
Pet therapy has a proven ability to bring joy and comfort to hospice patients while also reducing their levels of stress and anxiety. The Carpenter House in Baton Rouge, LA, an inpatient hospice program of St. Joseph Hospice, offers several animal-assisted therapy programs including one that almost seems a bit magical…a miniature horse named Knox!… Read more about Talks with Knox “The Therapy Horse”
Dr. Carl Spears holds a special place within the history of The Carpenter Health Network. He was the first President of St. Joseph Hospice Foundation (2003) and led the organization in its founding mission to provide quality care and meaningful assistance to hospice patients and their families. Now retired from his service, Dr. Spears remains… Read more about Carpenter Conversations: Dr. Carl Spears, First President of the St. Joseph Hospice Foundation and Korean War Veteran
Monroe, LA – St. Joseph Hospice and Palliative Care of Monroe has been recognized by Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) as a “Premier Performer” for achieving an overall caregiver and family satisfaction score that ranked in the top 5% of all eligible SHP clients for the 2018 calendar year. The annual SHPBest™ award program was created to… Read more about St. Joseph Hospice Receives 2018 Premier Performer Award for Caregiver Satisfaction
Kinder, LA – St. Joseph Hospice of Southwest Louisiana, LLC has been recognized by Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) as a “Premier Performer” for achieving an overall caregiver and family satisfaction score that ranked in the top 5% of all eligible SHP clients for the 2018 calendar year. The annual SHPBest™ award program was created to acknowledge… Read more about St. Joseph Hospice of Southwest Louisiana Named Top 5% in SHP National Caregiver Satisfaction Survey
Thibodaux, LA – St. Joseph Hospice Bayou Region, LLC has been recognized by Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) as a “Superior Performer” for achieving an overall caregiver and family satisfaction score that ranked in the top 20% of all eligible SHP clients for the 2018 calendar year. The annual SHPBest™ award program was created to acknowledge hospice providers that… Read more about St. Joseph Hospice Bayou Region Awarded 2018 SHPBest “Superior Performer” Caregiver Satisfaction Award
BATON ROUGE, LA – Sage Rehabilitation Hospital and Outpatient Services, part of The Carpenter Health Network, has opened Sage Wound Care: A Center for Restoration and Healing, to serve the Greater Baton Rouge area. Located at 8000 Summa Avenue in Baton Rouge, Sage Wound Care offers comprehensive and holistic outpatient wound care services for treatment… Read more about Sage Wound Care Holds Grand Opening
St. Joseph Hospice is pleased to announce the launch of our new quarterly publication, “Hospice Matters for Physicians.” The publication offers the latest clinical findings and news related to serious illness and palliative care. “Hospice Matters for Physicians” serves to assists physicians and other healthcare to keep abreast of the latest studies and care recommendations reported in… Read more about St. Joseph Hospice Launches “Hospice Matters for Physicians”
BATON ROUGE, LA – Sage Rehabilitation Hospital and Outpatient Services, part of The Carpenter Health Network, has opened Sage Wound Care: A Center for Restoration and Healing, an outpatient clinic, at 8000 Summa Avenue in Baton Rouge, to serve the Greater Baton Rouge area. Sage Wound Care offers comprehensive and holistic outpatient wound care services… Read more about Sage Wound Care Opens in Baton Rouge
Pat Mitchell, CEO of The Carpenter Health Network, was named the 2019 Public Citizen of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana Chapter (NASW-LA). Mitchell was honored at the NASW-LA Annual Conference, held at the Baton Rouge Hilton on March 20, 2019. The award recognizes an outstanding member of the community who… Read more about Pat Mitchell Named 2019 Public Citizen of the Year
The Carpenter Health Network, a Louisiana-based post-acute healthcare network, announced that Wendy Knight has been named Vice President of Payor Strategy and Contracting.
Baton Rouge, LA – The Carpenter Health Network (TCHN), a Louisiana-based post-acute health care network, announced that James “Jimmie” Benoit has been named as Vice President of Governmental Affairs. “Jimmie will perform exceptionally in this new role” said Ron Hogan, Chief Operating Officer. “He has established deep, positive relationships with many leaders and providers across the State and region and demonstrates the ability… Read more about The Carpenter Health Network Announces New Vice President of Governmental Affairs
On October 19, 2018, Sage Outpatient celebrated its 10th anniversary of providing services to individuals in the Greater Baton Rouge Area. Originally located in a 6,000 square foot building on Dijon Drive, near Our Lady of the Lake Reginal Medical Center, and treating 10-20 patients a week, the program has seen significant growth Today, Sage Outpatient… Read more about Sage Rehabilitation Outpatient Services Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Alexandria, LA – St. Joseph Hospice of CENLA, a division of The Carpenter Health Network (TCHN), recently received the “2017 Best Superior Performer” award from Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) for ranking in the Top 20% of hospice agencies for quality outcomes and overall patient satisfaction. “It’s an honor to be selected as a 2017 Best Superior Performer by Strategic Healthcare… Read more about St. Joseph Hospice of CENLA Receives “Best Superior Performer” Award
St. Joseph Hospice was recently honored by the 307th Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base. Mary Buckels, Hospice Administrator, and Kenneth Brown, Hospice Chaplain and Air Force Reservist, attended this special event. Hear from Mary in the paragraphs below as she reflected on this unique experience and honor. “A Day of Reflection” Saturday, June 2, 2018… Read more about 307th Bomb Wing Honors St. Joseph Hospice
National Nursing Assistant Week is June 14-21, 2018. The Carpenter Health Network extends our deepest appreciation and gratitude to nursing assistants all across the country. We especially honor and recognize our network’s family of Certified Nursing Assistants. Thank you for the compassionate, gentle care you provide day and night to patients at home, nursing facilities,… Read more about National Nursing Assistants Week
Baton Rouge, LA – Pat Mitchell, CEO of The Carpenter Health Network, was honored March 7, 2018 by the Baton Rouge Region of the National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana Chapter as 2018 Public Citizen of the Year. The annual award recognizes an outstanding member of the Greater Baton Rouge community who is not a social worker… Read more about Pat Mitchell, CEO Named Public Citizen of the Year
Baton Rouge, LA – The Carpenter Health Network is pleased to announce that Hope Himel-Benson, LCSW has joined the organization as Communications Director. Himel-Benson brings with her more than ten years of communications and marketing experience from the healthcare and aging sectors. As Communications Director, Himel-Benson is responsible for the planning, development, and successful implementation of internal… Read more about TCHN Welcomes Hope Himel-Benson as Communications Director
Sage Outpatient Services hosted a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony July 27 to celebrate moving into their new location at 8313 Picardy Avenue.
On Monday, November 28, Sage Rehabilitation Hospital and Outpatient Services broke ground on a state-of-the-art outpatient facility.
Volunteers from St. Joseph Hospice in Gulfport, Miss., drove more than 11 hours to Orlando with the freshly caught shrimp from the Gulf of Mexico to honor first responders from the June 12 Pulse nightclub shooting, where 49 people were killed and more than 50 others injured.
Dr. Stephen Speeg Named Chief Medical Officer Dr. Stephen W. Speeg serves as chief medical officer of The Carpenter Health Network. A certified hospice medical director, Speeg has more than 23 years of hospice, palliative, and post-acute care service. Previously, he ran his own private internal medicine and pediatrics practice in Baker. He also has… Read more about Carpenter Health Network Names Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Amy Himel has been named Medical Director of STAT Home Health, AIM Palliative Home Health and St. Joseph Hospice in the New Orleans service area of The Carpenter Health Network.
Senator Vitter Responds to St. Joseph Hospice’s Plea for Assistance for Terminally Ill Vitter Letter 10-15
Hospice Asks Senators Cassidy and Vitter to Revisit Decades Old Law to Help Today’s Terminally Ill Vitter-Cassidy Letter
St. Joseph Hospice Nurse, Sherrell Beardon, RN, will transition into her new role as AIM Director-Southeast Louisiana on September 18, 2015.
SJH BR Honors CNAs
3-15 St. Joseph Hospice Hosts 2015 Altar Celebration
STAT HomeCare Elite 2014 Award
4-14 Altar Press Release New Orleans
3-14 St. Joseph Hospice Hosts 2014 Altar Celebration
STAT HomeCare Elite 2013 Award
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STAT HomeCare Elite 2012 Award
Quality of Life Matters Aug-Sept-Oct 2012
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