News Releases

Ochsner Cardiologist Receives International Impact Award

July 16, 2019

Awarded annually, this honor recognizes an individual or group of individuals for outstanding contributions which have advanced AHA/ASA international goals. Recipients are recognized as a leader or major contributor in an activity, enterprise or program of the AHA at the international level. Dr. Ventura was recognized with this honor during the annual AHA/ASA awards luncheon this June in Plano, Texas

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New LSU Health Shreveport Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Named

July 16, 2019

Leonardo Seoane, MP, FACP has been named Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at LSU Health Shreveport. Dr. Seoane will continue in his role as Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer of Ochsner Health System in addition to his new role with LSU Health Shreveport.

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$3.73 Million Grant for Alzheimer’s Care Awarded to Group Led by LSU, Ochsner, Chamberlain and Alzheimer’s Services

July 16, 2019

By 2030, older Americans will account for nearly 30 percent of the nation’s populace. In the coming decades, demand is expected to increase exponentially for health care professionals who treat and care for older adults.

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Ochsner Urgent Care and Fitness Centers Open Sunday

July 13, 2019

All Ochsner hospitals and emergency departments remain open. On Sunday, July 14, Ochsner Urgent Care locations will open with normal hours of operation and Ochsner Fitness Centers will open at 7 am. Ochsner Health Centers, therapy and wellness and vision centers will open Monday, July 15 and offer regular hours of operation. Ochsner Urgent Care Warehouse District will remain closed until further notice.

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Ochsner Baton Rouge Announces Urgent Care Clinics to Reopen on Sunday

July 13, 2019

Hospital and Emergency Departments remain open. The urgent care clinics located within Ochsner’s Greater Baton Rouge health centers will reopen on Sunday, July 14. Normal Sunday hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Generator Safety Tips

July 12, 2019

If high winds and heavy rain knock out your power during a storm, do you know how to operate a generator safely?

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Ochsner Announces Weekend Closures Due to Tropical Storm Barry

July 12, 2019

Due to the expected impact from Tropical Storm Barry, Ochsner Health System will close outpatient healthcare facilities including Ochsner Health Centers, Ochsner Urgent Care clinics, Ochsner Therapy & Wellness Centers and Vision and Fitness Centers on Saturday, July 13, 2019. All Ochsner hospitals and emergency departments remain open.

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Ochsner Baton Rouge Announces Clinics and Urgent Care Closures for Saturday

July 12, 2019

Due to tropical storm Barry, Ochsner health centers and urgent care clinics will close on Saturday, July 13. Ochsner Medical Center Baton Rouge (17000 Medical Center Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70816) remains open and under normal operations, as does the ER at Ochsner Medical Complex – Iberville (25455 La Hwy. 1, Plaquemine, LA 70764).

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Ochsner Urgent Care–Warehouse District Closed Due to Flooding

July 10, 2019

Ochsner Urgent Care- Warehouse District will be closed Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12.

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Flood Water Safety Tips

July 10, 2019

If you were impacted by recent flooding, make sure to practice caution as waters recede.

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