News Releases

Ochsner Names 2019 Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Disease Honorees

August 21, 2019

The Ochsner Award is named in honor of Alton Ochsner, MD who first published the first evidence indicating that tobacco smoking was the major cause of lung cancer in 1939.

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Ochsner Baptist Announces Opening of Phyllis M. and Patrick F. Taylor Auditorium

August 21, 2019

The space, which has been vacant since sustaining damage in Hurricane Katrina, will be used for medical education, community events and celebrations.

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Ochsner Health Network Hosts 2019 Annual Values Summit

August 15, 2019

The Value Summit brings together an unparalleled level of healthcare industry decision makers to explore new ideas and share best practices for delivering high-quality care in a value-based environment across stakeholder groups.

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Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Recognized as Louisiana’s First Pediatric Trauma Program

August 14, 2019

The Louisiana Emergency Response Network recognized Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport as a Pediatric Level II Trauma Program on July 1, making it the first and only program in Louisiana. The recognition reinforces the highly specialized trauma care provided at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport and highlights its community education and injury prevention initiatives.

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Ochsner Participating in Largest Heart Failure Clinical Trial in U.S.

August 7, 2019

Heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization in America for adults over the age of 65 and Louisiana has the 5th highest death rate from cardiovascular disease in the country.

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Ochsner Medical Center – Kenner Opens New Infusion Space for Neuroendocrine Tumor Therapy

August 7, 2019

OMC-Kenner is home to the Neuroendocrine Program, which specializes in the diagnosis and management of all forms of neuroendocrine tumors.

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NIH Grant for Cardiothoracic Surgery Awarded

August 1, 2019

Ochsner Health System was included in a select group of hospitals that received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for cardiothoracic surgery research.

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Ochsner Ranked #1 Hospital in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report

July 31, 2019

For the 2019-20 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions.

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Ochsner Health Center – Lake Terrace Now Open

July 30, 2019

OHC – Lake Terrace was designed to meet the various healthcare needs of residents in Lake Terrace and Gentilly and the surrounding neighborhoods of Lakeview, Lake Vista and the UNO-Lakefront.

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Benson Cancer Center Earns National Re-Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

July 25, 2019

Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation is only awarded to a facility that exceeds standard requirements at the time of its triennial survey. Benson Cancer Center has been continuously CoC-accredited since 1986.

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