A new article published in the peer-reviewed medical journal JAMA Cardiology points to the need for individualized behavioral counseling to help patients change unhealthy lifestyles to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD), especially for those within underserved or socioeconomically disadvantaged populations.
Today’s announcement is a conclusion of the process that began with a letter of intent to merge in June 2021. Work has already begun to expand access to patients in east Mississippi and West Alabama, including more opportunities for patients to receive high-quality, innovative care close to home.
Ochsner is part of a network of institutions receiving a total of $7 million from NIA/NIH to study the Care Ecosystem dementia care model program originally developed at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
The agreement, the first of its kind in Baton Rouge, enables EMS and Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge to share patient information electronically when EMS delivers patients to the emergency department.