News Releases

Ochsner Hospital for Children Named a ‘Best Children’s Hospital’ by U.S. News & World Report in Two Specialties

June 18, 2019

Ochsner Hospital for Children was recognized in two specialties, cardiology and heart surgery and gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, in the new 2019-20 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published online today.

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Ochsner Hospital for Children Joins National Consortium on Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

June 17, 2019

The consortium aligns regional centers and an advocacy group into a collaboration led by the Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Program at Mayo Clinic to accelerate innovation and discovery sciences, as well as bring clinical trials and expertise to patients across the country.

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Ochsner Announces Expansion of Medical Assistant Training Program in St. Tammany Parish

June 13, 2019

The MA Now Program in St. Tammany is being fully funded by Tri-Parish Works through the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) and open to those living in or near St. Tammany Parish and age 18 and older.

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St. Tammany Parish Hospital & Ochsner open Level II PICU on Northshore

June 13, 2019

Staffed by Ochsner Hospital for Children pediatric intensivists, the new PICU delivers a team with specialized training in caring for patients age 18 and under in need of higher-acuity care.

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Ochsner Medical Center Achieves Fourth Magnet® Recognition

June 7, 2019

The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. This credential is the highest national honor for professional nursing practice.

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Ochsner Precision Cancer Therapies Program to Co-Present Interim Strata Trial Data at Annual Oncology Meeting

May 30, 2019

The Strata Trial enables routine genomic testing for advanced cancer patients at Ochsner, which has opened an array of options for targeted treatment, as well as enrollment in precision medicine clinical trials available at our cancer center.

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Dine Out to Support Eat Fit Northshore on Thursday, June 6

May 29, 2019

Dine Out helps support the Eat Fit Northshore team of dietitians in educating and empowering Louisiana residents to live their healthiest, strongest lives possible.

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Ochsner Health System Opens InnovationHub in Lakeside Shopping Center

May 23, 2019

The InnovationHub shares engaging health and wellness content through a variety of devices and activities, including tablets, a 3-D hologram and a 9-foot tall, curved, three-sided display from LG Electronics, believed to be the first-of-its-kind in the world.

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Civica Rx and Xellia Pharmaceuticals to Produce Essential Antibiotics to Reduce Chronic Drug Shortages

May 15, 2019

Civica Rx (Civica, Inc.) and Xellia Pharmaceuticals announced a product supply agreement under which Xellia will manufacture essential antibiotics, including Vancomycin and Daptomycin, for Civica’s member health systems which includes Ochsner Health System.

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Ochsner Health System Facilities Recognized with an 'A' for Patient Safety in Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

May 15, 2019

This designation recognizes efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

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