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Denise Basow, M.D. recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s Top Women Leaders

Chicago – Ochsner Health is proud to announce that Dr. Denise Basow, chief digital health officer, was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the Top Women Leaders for 2023. The profiles of all the honorees are featured in the February 20, 2023 issue of MH magazine and online at

This prestigious recognition program acknowledges and honors women executives from all sectors of the healthcare industry for their contributions to care delivery improvement, health equity, policy and gender equity in healthcare leadership.

“The women named to our 2023 class of the Top Women Leaders in Healthcare are helping guide their organizations and improve the communities they call home,” said Mary Ellen Podmolik, editor-in-chief of Modern Healthcare. “Internally, they are innovators and team-builders advancing their organizations. They are mentoring co-workers while inspiring others to pursue careers in the industry. And externally, they are forging coalitions to improve access to care for all patients. The women we’ve selected this year, from hundreds of nominations, are leading important advancements in the nation’s healthcare system.”

As Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Health Officer at Ochsner Health, Dr. Basow is responsible for growing the organization’s expanding suite of digital programs, including those associated with virtual care, remote patient monitoring, and chronic disease management, while also increasing access and convenience in primary and specialty care. She leads teams that focus on investing further in new digital health ventures, as well as other opportunities to further the organization’s vision to transform healthcare through technology and create greater access for all.

“Denise is on a mission to transform healthcare access through innovative digital tools in order to help individuals all over the world live healthier lives,” said Pete November, chief executive officer at Ochsner Health. “I have no doubt Denise will continue to have a significant impact on healthcare technology and our ability to meet patients where they are. Denise is beyond worthy of this recognition, and it is a great honor to work alongside her every day.”

“I am honored to be recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the Top Women Leaders for 2023,” said Dr. Basow. “I have spent most of my career creating innovative solutions in healthcare using technology and data. My focus now is on building digital tools to improve care for all patients, while continuing to develop innovative solutions for Ochsner Health during one of the most challenging times in healthcare.”

For information or questions about the Top Women Leaders in Healthcare program, please contact:

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Conference and Events Manager


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About Ochsner Health

Ochsner Health is an integrated healthcare system with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate. In 2022, Ochsner Health celebrated 80 years strong it leads nationally in cancer care, cardiology, neurosciences, liver and kidney transplants and pediatrics, among other areas. Ochsner is consistently named both the top hospital and top children’s hospital in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report. The not-for-profit organization is inspiring healthier lives and stronger communities. Its focus is on preventing diseases and providing patient-centered care that is accessible, affordable, convenient and effective. Ochsner Health pioneers new treatments, deploys emerging technologies and performs groundbreaking research, including 4,000 patients enrolled in 685 clinical studies in 2022. It has more than 37,000 employees and over 4,600 employed and affiliated physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties. It operates 47 hospitals and more than 370 health and urgent care centers across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Gulf South; and its cutting-edge Connected Health digital medicine program is caring for patients beyond its walls. In 2022, Ochsner Health treated more than 1.4 million people from every state and 62 countries. As Louisiana’s top healthcare educator of physicians, Ochsner Health and its partners educate thousands of healthcare professionals annually. To learn more, visit

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