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Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Expands Critical Care Across North Louisiana with TeleICU Program

April 17, 2019

The new teleICU program provides patients in Monroe with access to critical care specialists at the Academic Medical Center in Shreveport. In the program, multidisciplinary rounds take place with the bedside team to develop a comprehensive plan for the patient each day. The Tele increasing the likelihood for Monroe’s patients to remain local for their medical care. Other benefits include a reduction in response time for patient care decisions and shortening the length of the hospital stay.

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Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Honors Organ Donors with a Butterfly Release

April 16, 2019

In partnership with the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA), Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport hosted a Butterfly Release, Tuesday April 16 honoring organ donors and their families. The event is one of many that LOPA and Donate Life Louisiana are hosting around the state during April, National Donate Life Month, to raise awareness about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation and to celebrate those that have saved lives through the gift of donation.

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Ochsner Health System Partners with Tyto Care to Expand Telehealth Offerings

April 11, 2019

The Ochsner Anywhere Care Health Kit, powered by Tyto Care, is a portable health kit that enables patients to capture physical examination data at home using a handheld device with a digital camera and various attachments and then share it with a provider using the Ochsner Anywhere Care app.

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Ochsner Health System Addresses Five Common Organ Donation Myths

April 3, 2019

According to Donate Life America and the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency, more than 114,000 men, women and children are currently waiting for lifesaving organ transplants and in Louisiana, more than 2,000 people are on the waiting list.

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Ochsner Urgent Care Opens New Clinic in Central Business District

April 1, 2019

The 3,050 square foot facility is located on the first floor of the Whitney Hancock building (formerly One Shell Square) and features four exam rooms and one larger treatment room. The clinic offers a variety of walk-in services for adult and pediatric (six months and up) patients.

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Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Announces Major New Healthcare Campus

April 1, 2019

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport announces a new location, Margaret Place, at 1 Saint Mary Place in Shreveport, La. With an initial investment of $40 million the neurosurgery surgery center will open by May 2019. Phase 1 of the new campus includes 75,000 square-feet to open in 2019. Plans for further expansion are currently underway and include a new orthopaedic and sports medicine center in 2020 at the Margaret Place campus.

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Ochsner Academics Leader Nationally Recognized for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education

March 27, 2019

Awarded annually, the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award honors designated institutional officials – individuals who are responsible for all graduate medical education programs at institutions that sponsor residency programs – for excellence in overseeing residency programs.

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Daniel Denis, MD Performs Ochsner's First Sacroiliac Joint Fusion with the iFuse Implant System

March 25, 2019

The iFuse procedure is designed to offer a minimally invasive solution for patients who are no longer responding satisfactorily to conservative care and the prospect of a traditional open surgery is not desirable.

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Ochsner Cardiologist Recognized by American College of Cardiology

March 25, 2019

Awarded annually, the Master of the ACC Award recognizes and honors Fellows of the ACC who have consistently contributed to the goals and programs of ACC and have provided leadership in important ACC activities.

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University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School Announces 2019 Residency Match Day Results

March 15, 2019

The UQ Ochsner Clinical School’s Match Rate is comparable with the national Match Rate for U.S. medical schools. Additionally, 2019 marks the seventh year in a row that UQ Ochsner Clinical School’s Match Rate has been 90% or above.

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