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Ochsner Baton Rouge Shares Insight on Palliative Care

A recent Wall Street Journal article published last Sunday explains the ins and outs of palliative care – addressing misconceptions, explaining when and how families should access this level of care, and talking about palliative care as it relates to the larger healthcare picture. Jay Brooks, MD, Chairman of the... read more

John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute to Offer Free Health Screenings on Sept. 27th

Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute (JOHVI) is offering free heart and vascular health fair screenings on Saturday, September 27th. read more

Ochsner Welcomes Back Dr. Opoku-Boateng, One of Two Fellowship-Trained Endocrine Surgeons in LA

Ochsner welcomes back Adwoa Opoku-Boateng, MD, FACS, to its surgery department. Dr. Opoku-Boateng is fellowship-trained in endocrine surgery, one of only two such specialized surgeons in the state of Louisiana. read more

Ochsner’s Moonlight and Miracles Gala Raises Money to Benefit Cancer Services and Research

Ochsner Health System invites you to party under the stars on the turf of the Superdome at the Moonlight & Miracles Gala on Friday, November 14!  This year’s theme is “Seeing the Whole Spectrum” which recognizes all forms of cancer through various ribbon colors. Funds raised... read more

Workforce Collaborative Invests $288,000 in Training that Results in Jobs

New Orleans Works (NOW), a workforce collaboration focused on making sure that workers get the training they need in order to succeed in the healthcare field, is helping low- to middle-skilled workers prepare for the growing number of jobs in the burgeoning healthcare field. NOW announced that its partnership... read more

River Parishes Hospital to Join Ochsner Health System

Today, River Parishes Hospital, an acute-care hospital in LaPlace, La., announced its plans to  join Ochsner Health System (“Ochsner”), a national referral center and one of the Gulf South’s leading health systems. The acquisition of River Parishes by Ochsner will help ensure the delivery of... read more

Ochsner St. Anne Hosts Free Health Fair

It’s time to get healthy! Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital will host a free health fair on Saturday, September 20th. read more

After 3-Year Wait, Peds Transplant Patient Receives New Heart & Celebrates Surprise Birthday Party

On Friday, September 5, the Pediatrics and Child Life departments at Ochsner Hospital for Children hosted a surprise 13th birthday party to celebrate Seth Turner, a congenital heart patient who recently received a heart transplant after a three year wait.  read more

Ochsner Baton Rouge Offers Advice on Tailgating with Toddlers

Football season is here which means day-long tailgate parties and game day celebrations. Fanatics across the nation make these events a family affair to include children of all ages. Cheree Wheeler-Duke, MD, Family Medicine Physician, Ochsner Health Center – Sherwood, offers tips to keep your little ones safe this season.... read more

State officials, Blue Cross Announce Payment Reforms Aimed at Improving Birth Outcomes for LA Babies

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and Louisiana Medicaid will no longer pay for early elective deliveries of newborns before 39 weeks of gestation; reform will help give more Louisiana babies a healthy start. read more