Marking 50 years of service to the community in 2009, Slidell Memorial Hospital has more to celebrate than just reaching an experience milestone. SMH for decades has been the leader on the Northshore in healthcare services, providing more new technology and procedures than any other hospital in the market.
SMH brought the Northshore its first Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and performed the first open-heart surgery, the first brain surgery and the first cardiac stent procedures.
SMH’s mission is to serve the healthcare needs of our community through compassion and a commitment to excellence.
Our dedicated team of more than 1,000 employees and 296 physicians are here to provide high quality care to meet any and all of your health needs.
Slidell Memorial Hospital has opened its brand new Emergency Department and SMH Heart Center to the public. The ER design gives patients a calmer, faster experience in private treatment rooms. Medical Director Robert Mercadel, M.D., said
"It is the most advanced ER from a design and technology standpoint I’m aware of in the country. From the moment you come in the door, you’re with a team of experts who have the training, technology and passion to quickly find out exactly what you need and get you the right treatment faster."
On the second floor of the new wing is the cardiac facility. It has 38 private rooms, state-of-the-art Cath Labs, advanced patient monitoring system and care being delivered by one continuous team from "door to discharge." Our more efficient design improves local cardiac care. The cardiac facility is on the floor right above the ER, which is very helpful for those cardiac patients brought in from the ER. The Heart Center will be finalized after the second phase that will bring all other cardiac services to the area of the hospital formerly occupied by the old Emergency Department.