Ochsner 65 Plus visits are typically longer than traditional primary care visits, allowing patients to schedule physician appointments up to an hour. Patients and their care teams get to know one another, and family and friends are welcome.
The investment from Nathanson Family Foundation layers in expanded support for CHD patients and their families, further solidifying Ochsner’s reputation as the premier destination for pediatric cardiac care across the Gulf South.
“It is an exciting time for Ochsner Health and our community with the opening of these two new facilities. Each facility helps to ensure a quality care experience for patients, doctors, nurses, trainers, and staff with a new environment encompassing the latest equipment and technology. We look forward to caring for patients in the new facilities for years to come,” said Keith Dacus, chief executive officer, St. Charles Parish Hospital.
Today, SafeSource Direct is up and running, improving America’s healthcare supply resiliency. SafeSource Direct has filled 550 new jobs and is increasing staffing in all areas. In total, LED projects the company will create some 2,200 total new direct and indirect jobs within the next two years
Ochsner Health created a Transitional Care Clinic in October to reduce readmissions and, ultimately, improve the quality of life and survival of these patients. Since then, the clinic has reduced CHF readmission rates by three percent, caring for more than 300 patients post hospital discharge.
Dr. Freddy Abi-Samra implanted the WiSE CRT System in a patient procedure at Ochsner Medical Center – BatonRouge
as part of a clinical study called SOLVE-CRT. It's the latest milestone in Ochsner’s accomplishments with heart surgery.
The 28-month, full-time graduate program, which leads to a master’s degree in health sciences, began in 2020 and is comprised of three semesters of classroom instruction followed by 16 months of clinical training within Ochsner Health.