Ochsner Vision Center – Destrehan and Ochsner Performance Training – St. Charles Celebrate Openings with Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Two River Region facilities, Ochsner Vision Center – Destrehan and Ochsner Performance Training – St. Charles, held ribbon cutting ceremonies on Thursday, May 5, marking the opening of these locations.
Ochsner Vision Center – Destrehan, located at 13100 River Road, Suite 220, is equipped with an autorefractor allowing for a quick reading for prescription glasses before a complete exam, a pachymeter to measure the thickness of a patient’s cornea, a vision center for eyeglasses and contact lenses, and three exam rooms with the ability to treat most vision needs. Patients can make appointments to see Ochsner optometry and ophthalmology providers Monday – Friday. Ochsner Vision Center – Destrehan already has expansion plans in mind, with enhanced vision services and capabilities planned for the future, such as retinal topography to diagnosis retinal issues and fundus photo equipment to photograph the back of the eye to view the retina, optic nerve head and the macula.
Ochsner Performance Training – St. Charles (OPT) is now one of five locations throughout the state, including Elmwood, Covington, Slidell and Baton Rouge. Located at 105 Plantation Road, OPT– St. Charles offers a strength and conditioning program for individuals from as young as 7 years old to adults. OPT offers workout classes, individual training, small group personal training, and team training in hopes of developing healthy lifestyles and stronger athletes.
The OPT facility features a weight room with professional equipment and turf with top-of-the-line speed and agility equipment such as a curve treadmill, sleds, and hurdles. The OPT program has trained numerous notable professional athletes as well as collegiate and high school teams.
“It is an exciting time for Ochsner Health and our community with the opening of these two new facilities. Each facility helps to ensure a quality care experience for patients, doctors, nurses, trainers, and staff with a new environment encompassing the latest equipment and technology. We look forward to caring for patients in the new facilities for years to come,” said Keith Dacus, chief executive officer, St. Charles Parish Hospital.
For more information about Ochsner Vision Clinic – Destrehan and Ochsner Performance Training – St. Charles visit Ochsner.org.
About Ochsner Health
Ochsner Health is an integrated healthcare system with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate. Celebrating 80 years in 2022, it leads nationally in cancer care, cardiology, neurosciences, liver and heart 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 over 700 clinical studies. It has more than 34,000 employees and over 4,500 employed and affiliated physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties. It operates 40 hospitals and more than 300 health and urgent care centers across Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South; and its cutting-edge Connected Health digital medicine program is caring for patients beyond its walls. In 2021, Ochsner Health treated more than 1 million people from every state and 75 countries. As Louisiana’s top healthcare educator, Ochsner Health and its partners educate thousands of healthcare professionals annually. To learn more, visit https://www.ochsner.org/.