31 Ochsner Nurses Named to “Great 100 Nurses of Louisiana” List
NEW ORLEANS – Thirty-one registered nurses through Ochsner Health System and the Ochsner Health Network were named among the 2017 Great 100 Nurses of Louisiana.
The Great 100 Nurses Foundation was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana 31 years ago, and since then has honored thousands of nurses across Louisiana, North Carolina, Texas and Oklahoma. Founded in 1986, the Great 100 Nurses of Louisiana Foundation recognizes outstanding nursing accomplishments and successes. The honorees are selected by their peers and patients, based on their achievements in four areas: Clinical/Community, Administration, Research and Education.
Ochsner's nursing staff has a history of acknowledgments by the Great 100 Nurses of Louisiana Foundation for their commitment to patient care, including recognition of 294 nurses over the past nine years.
Congratulations to the following outstanding nurses:
LEONARD J. CHABERT MEDICAL CENTER
Michelle DeFrisco (Ochsner Health Center for Children-New Orleans)
ST. TAMMANY PARISH HOSPITAL (affiliated with Ochsner Health System)
OMC-WEST BANK CAMPUS
OCHSNER HEALTH SYSTEM
Andrea Thibodeaux (Nursing Informatics)
Jeffrey Hamilton (System Nursing Professional Development)
Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner's 29 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and more than 80 health centers and urgent care centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across four specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs more than 18,000 employees and over 1,100 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties, and conducts more than 600 clinical research studies. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.