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Early Detection Key to Skin Cancer Treatment in People of Color

For people of color, it can seem unnecessary to worry about sun exposure or skin cancer. But Suneeta Walia, MD, dermatologist at Ochsner Health System, cautions that this is not true. read more

College Cyclists Visit Ochsner Cancer Patients

The riders, students from the University of Texas, toured the Cancer Center and took meals with patients, their families, physicians, staff and University of Queensland-Ochsner Clinical School medical students. The Texas 4000 is the longest annual charity bike ride in the world. read more

Ochsner Medical Center – Kenner Awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Center

To qualify for this honor, Ochsner underwent a rigorous onsite review by Joint Commission. Ochsner’s stroke program was evaluated based on its compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements. The hospital’s management of its stroke program, including the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement were also... read more

Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans Earns Gold Plus Level Recognition for Stroke Care

Launched in 2001, the Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke program recognizes hospitals for ongoing commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. read more

Ochsner Baton Rouge First in Louisiana to Use Brevera®

The new Brevera® Breast Biopsy System streamlines the entire breast biopsy process from start to finish.  Ochsner Baton Rouge physicians Quentin Alleva, M.D., and Anshu Duggal, M.D., performed the first vacuum assisted 3D tomosynthesis and ultrasound guided breast biopsies in Louisiana using Brevera®*. read more

The ALS Center at Ochsner Named ALS Certified Treatment Center of Excellence

The ALS Center at Ochsner is the only center in the state to have earned this designation, which is reserved for hospitals that meet the highest levels of established national standards of care in the management of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). read more

Ochsner Physician Recognized for Simulation Innovation

This May, Dr. Smith was recognized with the 2018 Innovation in Simulation Award during the Simulation Academy Business Meeting at SAEM18 – the annual meeting for SAEM and the largest forum for the presentation of original education and research in academic emergency medicine – in Indianapolis, IN.   read more

Ochsner Health System and Brees Dream Foundation Announce Partnership

The Women’s Wellness and Survivorship Center, which is the first of its kind in the region, provides comprehensive, coordinated care using a holistic approach.  read more

Ochsner Baton Rouge Opens First O Bar in Capital Region

Located at Ochsner Health Center – O’Neal, next to Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge, the newest O Bar marks Ochsner’s fifth location, joining one in Covington, Marrero and two in New Orleans. read more

Ochsner and Its Partners SMH, STPH & TGMC Provide Tips on Stroke Prevention & Treatment

May is Stroke Awareness Month and Ochsner Health System along with its partners St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Slidell Memorial Hospital and Terrebonne General Medical Center are providing tips on stroke prevention and treatment. read more

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