Healthcare Savings

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff ’s Office and Ochsner Health Network developed a partnership that reduces healthcare costs for services sought at Ochsner Health System facilities, including its partner hospitals, Slidell Memorial Hospital and St. Tammany Parish Hospital. STPSO is reinvesting savings garnered through the partnership to offset the cost of healthcare for employee dependents and to support the organization’s operational budget. Sheriff Randy Smith was passionate about finding a creative solution to bring a cost management solution and worked closely with The Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association and HUB International to develop this partnership, which results in a cost savings of approximately $500,000 annually for the STPSO.