Ochsner Health Center – Denham Springs South Celebrates Grand Re-Opening After Devastating Flood

Medical and urgent care access available to rebuilding community

Ochsner Health Center – Denham Springs South Celebrates  Grand Re-Opening After Devastating Flood

BATON ROUGE – Ochsner Health Center – Denham Springs South, along with the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce, celebrated the facility’s grand re-opening to serve the medical needs of the community. As the region continues to rebuild from the devastating August flooding, Ochsner Health Center – Denham Springs South, located at 139 Veterans Boulevard, provides residents much needed access to primary care, specialty services and urgent care.

“We know how important it is to have access to medical care as residents work to rebuild their lives and this entire community,” said Eric McMillen, CEO, Ochsner – Baton Rouge Region. “Equally important, we want everyone, including local businesses, to see our commitment to bringing this region back stronger and healthier than ever. We look forward to being an integral part of this community for the long-term.”

The health center offers access to primary care, cardiology, nephrology, OB/GYN and general surgery specialists as well as urgent care. Services also include onsite laboratory, x-ray and ultrasound. Available providers include: Daniela Cardoza, MD, Cheree Wheeler-Duke, MD, Angelle Bush, NP, Kiran Kumar Padigala, MD, George Golightly, MD, Zhe Zheng, MD and Bethanie Genre, CNM.

“The importance of re-opening this Denham Springs location cannot be overstated for those whose lives have been so impacted by this flooding,” said Edward Martin, Jr., MD, Regional Medical Director, Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge. “Our physicians and staff are here to serve families with the medical and emergency care they need. We have also extended hours and offer seven day a week access to better serve our patients.”

In addition to the Denham Springs South location, Ochsner offers the following clinic and urgent care locations:

  • Ochsner Health Center – Jefferson Place, 8150 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge
  • Ochsner Health Center –Summa (Bluebonnet), 9001 Summa Avenue, Baton Rouge
    • Also Urgent Care Facility
  • Ochsner Health Center – O’Neal, 16777 Medical Center Drive, Baton Rouge
  • Ochsner Health Center – Sherwood, 170 McGehee Drive, Baton Rouge
  • Ochsner Health Center – Central, 11424-2 Sullivan Road, Central
  • Ochsner Health Center – Zachary, 4845 Main Street, Suite D, Zachary
  • Ochsner Heart and Vascular Health Center - Hammond, 6045 Doctors Boulevard, Hammond
  • Ochsner Health Center – Tangipahoa, 41676 Veterans Avenue, Hammond
  • Ochsner Medical Complex – Iberville, 25455 La Highway 1, Plaquemine
  • Ochsner Health Center – Prairieville, 16220 Airline Highway, Prairieville
    • Also Urgent Care Facility

Patients of the Ochsner Health Center – Denham Springs South, and all patients throughout the Ochsner system, have access to MyOchsner, a secure online tool that allows patients to communicate with physicians, schedule online appointments, view lab and imaging results, prescription refills and more. In addition, Ochsner physicians use Epic as their electronic medical record system. That means no matter which Ochsner facility a patient chooses to visit, the medical staff at that facility will have full access to the patient’s medical record, ensuring the highest quality of care.

For appointments at any of our Baton Rouge region locations, call 225-761-5200 or visit www.ochsner.org/batonrouge. Online appointments can be made through the MyOchsner patient portal or by clicking Online Appointments.

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About Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge

Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge is a full service acute care hospital located at I-12 and O’Neal Lane, and includes 13 local health centers across Hammond to Iberville and Zachary to Prairieville. Ochsner Baton Rouge employs nearly 2,000 locally, including over 170 physicians and advanced practice providers. Ochsner Baton Rouge is a part of Ochsner Health System, Louisiana’s largest non-profit healthcare delivery system. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a “Best Hospital” across three specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and 80 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs 17,000 employees and over 1,000 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties, and conducts over 1,000 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.

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