News Releases

Ochsner & Lambeth House Launch Pilot Program for Memory Care

January 15, 2019

This partnership between a continuous care retirement community and regional healthcare leader is the first of its kind in Louisiana to infuse interactive technology into its care plan for residents.

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OMC-Hancock to Host Flu Shot Event Monday

January 9, 2019

It takes up to 14 days after vaccination for antibodies that protect against flu to develop in the body. For this reason, getting the shot later can still be beneficial, and vaccination can occur throughout flu season, even into January or later.

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Ochsner Health System Becomes Founding Member of National Coalition to Reduce Chronic Drug Shortage

January 7, 2019

Ochsner Health System has teamed up with 11 health systems as founding members of Civica Rx, a new not-for-profit generic drug company.

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Blue Cross Honors Ochsner Health Network Primary Care Doctors as Top Performers in Quality Blue Program

January 4, 2019

The doctors earned Top Performer awards for treating patients who have the chronic conditions targeted in Quality Blue – diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), vascular disease and chronic kidney disease.

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Ochsner Partners with Market Umbrella to Bring Crescent City Farmers Market to Jefferson

January 4, 2019

Every Wednesday, 15 local farmers and vendors will participate in the Crescent City Farmers Market at Ochsner.

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Ochsner Offers New Orleans Area Schools Innovative Smart Technology to Help Stop the Spread of Illness in Classrooms

January 2, 2019

Kinsa Smart Thermometers partnered with Ochsner Health System to sponsor the FLUency Program, a community health initiative that invites families and staff at select schools to receive free Kinsa Smart Thermometers as a way to prevent illness and promote a healthier school year.

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Ochsner Medical Center - Hancock Receives 'A' Grade for Patient Safety

December 27, 2018

This designation recognizes efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

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Ochsner Health System and Geneva Health Solutions Partner to Bring Innovation to Louisiana Patients with Cardiac Device Implants

December 19, 2018

This partnership marks the first time GHS cloud-based technology platform and remote monitoring service for patients with cardiac implants will be utilized in the region – Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.

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Ring in the New Year Safely

December 17, 2018

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, an average of 200 people end up in the ER with fireworks-related injuries on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Common injuries are burns and nearly half of these incidents involve people's hands and fingers.

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Ochsner Hospital for Children Announces 2019 King Cake Festival Date

December 14, 2018

The family-friendly festival will be bigger than ever in 2019, with 26 bakeries from across the region offering unique and traditional king cake samples. Entrance to the festival is free and open to the public, with sales from food and beverage tickets and merchandise benefiting Ochsner Hospital for Children.

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