The CEO of Slidell Memorial Hospital, Sandy Badinger is a woman who must keep many plates spinning in the air, and the pandemic only added more responsibility to her already considerable load. Still, she rose to the challenge and kept the hospital running smoothly. “One of the things that I am most proud of in my career is leading the hospital team during unprecedented times in healthcare, the COVID-19 pandemic,” she says. “It was extremely challenging, but the healthcare teams in Slidell at Slidell Memorial and Ochsner stepped up and gave the very best care for our patients. The hospital systems during the height of the pandemic were extremely overwhelmed, but our teams pulled together as we continued to accept transferred patients that needed hospitalization by increasing capacity. Our teams worked tirelessly to take care of our community.”
A passionate advocate of patient care, Badinger is inspired every day to help others through her work. “In healthcare, knowing that we impact lives every day inspires me to always work hard and do my very best for our patients,” she says. “I am so blessed to be part of saving and changing lives with a great team of healthcare professionals.”
Additionally, Badinger is involved with initiatives for mental and physical health, such as Healthier NorthShore and Safe Haven, as well as programs within the hospitals that bring care into the community to help provide better access to care.