Ochsner is committed to a clinically-integrated research program with the ultimate goal of improving the health and wellness of our patients and communities. And as the largest academic medical center in Louisiana, we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals to be leaders who can meet evolving healthcare challenges.
The American Academy of Pediatrics cites literacy promotion as an essential component of pediatric care, and the Reach Out and Read program supports families of all backgrounds and economic means. At each well visit through the age of five, children are given a developmentally appropriate book building up their at-home library to about eight or 10 books by the time they are in kindergarten.
The award recognizes Ochsner Cancer Institute’s Chemotherapy Care Companion program—a digital technology system that allows the cancer care team to remotely monitor patients who are on intravenous or oral anti-cancer treatment to manage any symptoms or adverse events between their medical appointments.
Ochsner is the first and only health system in Louisiana to hold this newly established distinction. This expansion of the Parkinson’s Foundation’s Global Network aims to increase access to high-quality care in markets across the U.S.
The work, published in Scientific Reports, was made possible by acquiring samples closer to the time of the stroke than previously possible. The results provide a picture of what the cells in the plaque are doing near the moment they induce a stroke.
A new article published in the peer-reviewed medical journal JAMA Cardiology points to the need for individualized behavioral counseling to help patients change unhealthy lifestyles to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD), especially for those within underserved or socioeconomically disadvantaged populations.