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Ochsner Health Honored With Vizient Southern States Brilliance Award

Ochsner Health Honored With Vizient Southern States Brilliance Award

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Vizient Southern States, a membership alliance for not-for-profit health care providers, awarded Jason Hill, MD, MMM, clinical innovation officer, Ochsner Health, the 2023 Brilliance Award as a result of being selected to present at the 2023 Connections Summit.

This year, six Vizient Southern States’ members were selected to share their stories of success with a national audience of Vizient members. Selected abstracts showcased their organization’s projects that demonstrated a commitment to quality patient care, patient safety, expense management and performance improvement.

Dr. Hill received the Brilliance Award for his presentation, "Using Automated Text to Reduce Queries and Enhance Clinical Documentation." This project showcases how Ochsner, an innovator in digital healthcare, is testing generative AI to draft message responses from healthcare workers to patients.

“It is an honor to be selected to present our work to our healthcare peers at the Connections Summit. Sharing best practices and valuable information learned through real-life application helps our field grow and allows us to continue administering the highest quality of care to our patients,” said Dr. Hill.

For the conference’s educational content, members were selected from a total of 650 abstract submissions where they highlighted their projects in the form of peer-to-peer meetings, power huddles and panels, and poster presentations. Areas of focus included growth strategy, care delivery excellence and expense management.

“Vizient Southern States is proud to recognize its member hospitals with Brilliance Awards for improvements made throughout their organizations. We want to show our appreciation for all that they do to provide high quality care in their communities,” said Bill Senneff, president and CEO of Vizient Southern States.


About Vizient Southern States

Vizient Southern States is a membership alliance for not-for-profit health care providers that provides solutions and services that improve the delivery of high-value care by aligning cost, quality and market performance for its members.

About Ochsner Health

Ochsner Health is the leading not-for-profit healthcare provider in the Gulf South, delivering expert care at its 46 hospitals and more than 370 health and urgent care centers. For 12 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Ochsner as the No. 1 hospital in Louisiana. Additionally, Ochsner Children’s has been recognized as the No. 1 hospital for kids in Louisiana for three consecutive years. Ochsner inspires healthier lives and stronger communities through a combination of standard-setting expertise, quality and connection not found anywhere else in the region. In 2023, Ochsner Health cared for more than 1.5 million people from every state in the nation and 65 countries. Ochsner’s workforce includes more than 38,000 dedicated team members and over 4,700 employed and affiliated physicians. To learn more about how Ochsner empowers people to get well and stay well, visit