Ochsner Health System is pleased to announce that we have passed the Anticoagulation Forum’s assessment test and may now consider ourselves an “Anticoagulation Center of Excellence.” This illustrates Ochsner’s strong commitment to providing the highest level of care to patients taking antithrombotic medications.

“We are very proud to have passed the Anticoagulation Centers of Excellence assessment,” said Elizabeth Sampsel, Pharm.D, MBA, BCPS, Ochsner System Director of Ambulatory Pharmacy Services. “Ochsner Health System is dedicated to actively participating in all aspects of our patients’ care since working together with our patients is the best way to improve health outcomes.”

The Anticoagulation Centers of Excellence program helps healthcare professionals provide the highest level of care and achieve the best possible outcomes for patients on antithrombotic medications.

The program offers a roadmap to consistent, sustainable excellence in five key areas of patient care. Because it successfully met the rigorous standards in each patient care pillar, OHS may be considered an Anticoagulation Center of Excellence for 2 years.

Participation in this program demonstrates Ochsner's ongoing goal to achieve the highest level of care and the best possible outcomes for our patients on antithrombotic medications.

The Anticoagulation Forum is a multidisciplinary non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of care for patients taking antithrombotic medications. The AC Forum promotes the clinical application of evidence-based practices, and provides education and networking opportunities for healthcare professionals. To learn more about the program visit www.excellence.acforum.org

For more information, please call the Ochsner Anticoagulation Clinic at 504-842-6049.

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