News Releases

Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center Achieves Healthgrades 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Award

May 14, 2019

This distinction recognizes LJCMC as being among the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for patient experience, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

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Ochsner Provides Tips on Stroke Prevention and Treatment

May 9, 2019

Continued education on warning signs of symptoms of a stroke is vital to prevention of one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States.

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Ochsner Offers HIV PrEP Services Uptown

May 8, 2019

Louisiana is ranked fourth in the nation for highest HIV case rates and New Orleans is fourth in the nation for number of HIV case rates among the large metropolitan areas in the nation. Ochsner Health System is making preventative HIV treatment more accessible by offering HIV PrEP services at Ochsner Health Center – Tchoupitoulas.

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Ochsner Pins First Practical Nursing Apprenticeship Class In State

May 2, 2019

The first class was recently honored during a Pinning Ceremony at Ochsner Health Center-Covington.

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S&P Global Assigns Ochsner Health System an ‘A’ Credit Rating, ‘Very Strong’ Enterprise Profile

May 1, 2019

S&P Global Ratings issued a report on Tuesday, April 30 that reflected confidence in Ochsner’s finances, growth and leadership.

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St. Charles Parish Hospital Now Offering Chemotherapy Infusion Services

April 23, 2019

This new offering is an enhancement to St. Charles Parish Hospital’s continuing commitment to treating those in the community with cancer.

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Two Ochsner Academics Physicians Honored

April 23, 2019

Lydia Bazzano, MD, PhD (internal medicine physician and Chair of the Ochsner Health System Institutional Review Board) and Michael Smith, MD (Medical Director, Clinical Simulation and Patient Safety Center, Ochsner Health System) have been recognized for excellence in their fields.

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Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Expands Critical Care Across North Louisiana with TeleICU Program

April 17, 2019

The new teleICU program provides patients in Monroe with access to critical care specialists at the Academic Medical Center in Shreveport. In the program, multidisciplinary rounds take place with the bedside team to develop a comprehensive plan for the patient each day. The Tele increasing the likelihood for Monroe’s patients to remain local for their medical care. Other benefits include a reduction in response time for patient care decisions and shortening the length of the hospital stay.

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Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Honors Organ Donors with a Butterfly Release

April 16, 2019

In partnership with the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA), Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport hosted a Butterfly Release, Tuesday April 16 honoring organ donors and their families. The event is one of many that LOPA and Donate Life Louisiana are hosting around the state during April, National Donate Life Month, to raise awareness about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation and to celebrate those that have saved lives through the gift of donation.

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Ochsner Health System Partners with Tyto Care to Expand Telehealth Offerings

April 11, 2019

The Ochsner Anywhere Care Health Kit, powered by Tyto Care, is a portable health kit that enables patients to capture physical examination data at home using a handheld device with a digital camera and various attachments and then share it with a provider using the Ochsner Anywhere Care app.

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