St. Tammany Parish Hospital Hurricane Preparedness
Hospital Readies Equipment for Upcoming Hurricane Season Preparedness
By Leslie Ackel
As St. Tammany Parish officials gear up its efforts to alert citizens of the parish to be aware and prepared for the 2011 upcoming hurricane season, St. Tammany Hospital is already preparing for possible power outages. St. Tammany home owners and commercial real estate owners and lessees should begin to develop a plan of action for this hurricane season.
Keeping in stride with our coverage of St. Tammany Parish’s commercial real estate development, specifically Covington’s medical district, we are continuously updating new announcements and plans involving the St. Tammany Parish Hospital.
Covington’s medical district surrounding the St. Tammany parish Hospital spans from I-12 down Hwy 21 / Tyler St all the way to Hwy 190/W 21st; this area is quickly growing into one of the states premier medical office and retail markets. Positive results are expected for both commercial and residential real estate values in this area of St. Tammany Parish and Covington, LA. Medical offices space for lease in Covington and St. Tammany Parish is still in high demand.
This week, St. Tammany Parish Hospital conducted its annual 24-hour test of the emergency power generation system. By May 15, all testing will be completed.
“This test is necessary to ensure that the hospital’s power generation system is ready to perform should a hurricane or other emergency event disrupt our normal operations,” Hospital public information Officer Melissa Hodgson said in an alert message sent out parish wide.
“The purpose is to ensure your community hospital has the power generation capabilities it needs to deliver world-class healthcare even in the midst of a hurricane.”
The St. Tammy Parish Hospital’s main campus at the newly built Frederick Medical Office Complex west of Tyler St completed its test of a new 24-hour power generator on May 15.
Hurricane preparedness is critical for our regions commercial businesses and home owners. Our real estate values are strongly tied to flood protections, storm preparedness and the systems which ensure that our community can withstand the effects of major storms. Energy self sufficiency for medical offices and hospitals is a critical concern to our community, and it seams that St. Tammany Parish is doing well to be prepared for this storm season.