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AVALA, located in the heart of St. Tammany Parish, is a premier 21 bed hospital where the region’s most skilled physicians practice in an elevated, progressive environment.

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Our Campus

AVALA Hospital, a 21-bed hospital offers some of the most innovative and minimally invasive surgeries and procedures in Louisiana. Offering a wide range of specialties and services including robotic surgery, AVALA Hospital scores in the top 6% in the nation when comparing quality healthcare.

Our physician partners are at the top of their surgical specialties and are committed to providing the best services to our patients with the most comfort and care possible.

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Leadership

J. William (Bill) Hankins, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer

J. William (Bill) Hankins, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer

Samer Shamieh, MD

Medical Director

Samer Shamieh, MD

Medical Director

Mike Maurin

Chief Financial Officer

Mike Maurin

Chief Financial Officer

Jay Buras, DNAP, MBA, CRNA

Chief Operating Officer

Jay Buras, DNAP, MBA, CRNA

Chief Operating Officer

Joy Melgar, MSN, RN

Chief Nursing Officer

Joy Melgar, MSN, RN

Chief Nursing Officer

Chris Daniel

President AVALA Physician Network

Chris Daniel

President AVALA Physician Network

Eddy Vargas

Executive Director Human Resources

Eddy Vargas

Executive Director Human Resources

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