News Releases

Benson Cancer Center 5-Year Survival Rates in 4 Main Malignancies Surpass National Averages

February 14, 2019

As a nationally-recognized leader in clinical research and innovation, Ochsner’s ability to deliver coordinated care, comprehensive screening and cutting-edge therapies have contributed to an even bigger improvement for patients treated in Ochsner facilities.

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Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport to Boost Minimum Wage to $12.00 per hour

February 13, 2019

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Board of Directors approve minimum wage increase for all employees.

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Xavier University and Ochsner Health System Launch New Physician Assistant Program

February 8, 2019

The 28-month, full-time graduate program, which leads to a master’s degree in health sciences, is comprised of three semesters of classroom instruction followed by 16 months of clinical training within the Ochsner Health System.

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Visits Ochsner Medical Center to Explore Healthcare Innovation

February 5, 2019

Chairman Pai, who was appointed to his position in January 2017, has a special interest in utilization of technology and telehealth services to improve healthcare access and quality. A pioneer in healthcare innovation and digital health, Ochsner briefed Chairman Pai on several of its programs that leverage technology to improve health outcomes and provide increased, more convenient access to quality care.

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St. Bernard Parish Hospital Performs New Orleans’ First LINX® Procedure

February 5, 2019

LINX® consists of a small band of magnetized titanium beads wrapped around the LES located at the base of the esophagus. This band helps prevent gastric acids from pushing back up into the esophagus from the stomach, yet also safely allows the LES to open when required to allow for easy swallowing.

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Ochsner Health System Congenital Heart Surgery Program Announces 100 Percent Survival Rates in Neonate, Child Patients

January 28, 2019

Ochsner’s Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery Program is led by Dr. Benjamin B. Peeler, who joined Ochsner’s team in 2016. Dr. Peeler is a board-certified congenital cardiac surgeon.

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White Coat Ceremony Celebrates 113 Doctors-in-Training at University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School

January 24, 2019

The White Coat Ceremony for the Ochsner Clinical School students signifies the official recognition of the students entering phase II of the Medical Degree program which is focused on clinical experiences.

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St. Tammany Parish Hospital and Ochsner Expert Neurosurgeons Introduce Robotic Microscope and Turn Inoperable into Operable

January 24, 2019

The neurosurgeon uses BrightMatter™ to map the best possible approach to the tumor, attempting to avoid damaging structures responsible for critical functions such as speech, movement, vision and memory.

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King Cake Festival Announces Entertainment and Raffle

January 22, 2019

Twenty-six bakeries, great music, the new raffle and more make the family-friendly festival bigger than ever in 2019. Entrance to the Festival is free and open to the public, with sales from food and beverage tickets, raffle tickets and merchandise benefiting Ochsner Hospital for Children.

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Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport reports key improvements

January 21, 2019

In the first 100 days of the new partnership, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport is adding new equipment and upgrading facilities at both its Shreveport and Monroe campuses. Key leadership positions have been added and process improvements have been implemented with a focus on improving our communities’ access to care and enhancing patient safety and quality.

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