Ochsner is committed to a clinically-integrated research program with the ultimate goal of improving the health and wellness of our patients and communities. 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.
Virtual therapy visits are a convenient option for a variety of appointments, including addressing pandemic-related stress or other behavioral health issues such as grief and loss counseling, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders and insomnia. The virtual therapy program for Louisiana educators will cover four virtual therapy visits for Louisiana public school teachers and support staff at all K-12 school systems and early child care centers that serve children from birth to age four.
The Acadiana Region projects will create a combined 1,221 new direct jobs, and Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in a combined 992 new indirect jobs, for a total of more than 2,200 new jobs.
Thirteen Ochsner Health facilities, including five partner facilities, earned an ‘A’ Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national distinction recognizing the health system’s achievements protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.
Housed within the Boh Center (located at 1319 Jefferson Highway and adjacent to Ochsner Health Center for Children) the new multi-disciplinary Autism Clinic is designed to assess children ages two through four years old for suspected Autism spectrum disorder. The multi-disciplinary team, which consists of a medical developmental specialist, a psychologist, a speech pathologist and a social worker, works together to complete a comprehensive evaluation and if a diagnosis is made, develops a personalized treatment plan for each patient.
Located in North Baton Rouge, the community health center is designed
to deliver primary care, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology and smoking
cessation services to underserved communities with the goal of promoting health
equity for all.
Local supermarket chain Winn-Dixie continues its steadfast commitment to community, raising $35,234.65 during its Mardi Gras to Geaux campaign to support Ochsner Hospital for Children. During the three-week campaign, customers at all Louisiana Winn-Dixie locations were able to round up their total sale to the nearest dollar to benefit Ochsner pediatric patients and programs.
Genetic counseling and health informatics programs will be offered to students through classroom instruction at Xavier and clinical rotations at Ochsner Health facilities will be offered to genetic counseling students.
River Place Behavioral Health’s new adolescent unit has officially opened to treat adolescents age 12-17 who struggle with conditions like depression, ADHD, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety.