Covington Trace ER & Hospital Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The micro-hospital held a community ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the facility’s official grand opening.

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Katie Palazzo 
Director of Marketing

For Immediate Release:

August 2, 2023 (Mandeville, LA) – Covington Trace ER & Hospital hosted its highly-anticipated ribbon-cutting ceremony, celebrating the facility’s official grand opening on Thursday, July 27.

Over the past week, the Covington Trace ER & Hospital’s Staff, St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper, Mandeville Mayor Clay Madden, Nutex Health affiliates, and dozens of members in the local Mandeville community gathered to celebrate the opening of the state-of-the-art facility, Covington Trace ER & Hospital. The ceremony featured speeches from Parish President Copper and Mayor Madden, who both presented Covington Trace ER & Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Matthew Benard, with certificates.

The community members had a chance to enjoy local favorites at the event, featuring Ruth’s Frozen Treats’ snowballs and Abita Brewing Company’s root beer and hop water. 

As the hospital of the future, Covington Trace ER & Hospital brings advancement in medical care to the community.

“Covington Trace ER and Hospital is poised to revolutionize medical services in St Tammany Parish and its surrounding communities,” said Dr. Bernard. “This state-of-the-art hospital is dedicated to delivering exceptional, patient-centered care and the latest medical advancements, elevating the standard of healthcare in the region.”

The local 22,000-square-foot hospital brings the community the best-in-class emergency room with an onsite laboratory complete with high-tech capabilities. No matter the injury or illness presented, patients will find convenient, comfortable, and personalized care with a guaranteed short wait and ample one-on-one time with a physician.

“We prioritize patient comfort and convenience guaranteed to give patients the highest level of personalized care,” said Dr. Bernard.

Covington Trace ER & Hospital looks forward to exceeding the medical care expectations of the community – 24/7, 365 days a year. Patients can find the premier emergency center locally at 4107 LA-59, off Interstate 12.

For more information, contact Katie Palazzo, Covington Trace ER & Hospital’s Director of Marketing.


Physician-owned and operated, Covington Trace ER & Hospital provides concierge-level emergency care to the local community and surrounding areas. Covington Trace ER & Hospital is open 24/7, 365 days a year, and their team of highly trained medical professionals and board-certified physicians specialize in individualized care without the wait. In addition to Emergency Medical Services, the hospital also provides overnight inpatient care, pediatric care and laboratory and imaging services, including CT, Ultrasound, MRI and X-Ray. Patients can experience the difference in compassionate healthcare at Covington Trace ER & Hospital, conveniently located at 4107 LA-59 in Mandeville, Louisiana.

Covington Trace ER & Hospital is a Nutex Health Inc. affiliated hospital facility. Headquartered in Houston, Texas and founded in 2011, Nutex Health Inc. (NASDAQ: NUTX) is a physician-led, technology-enabled healthcare services company with approximately 1500 employees nationwide and is partnered with over 800 physicians. Nutex Health has two divisions: a Hospital division and a Population Health Management division. The Hospital division currently owns and operates over 20 healthcare facilities in eight different states, equipped with highly trained medical professionals who provide concierge-level care to their communities. The Population Health Management division provides management, administrative and other support services to its affiliated hospitals and physician groups.


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