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News Releases

Hurricane Ida Information, Sept. 9, 2 p.m.

September 9, 2021

We are receiving a high volume of media requests and are working to respond as quickly as possible with accurate, current information. To submit a query, email pr@ochsner.org.

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Ochsner Health Announces Clinic & Urgent Care Re-Openings Following Hurricane Ida

September 2, 2021

Ochsner Health announces the reopening of the following health centers, clinics, and urgent care locations following Hurricane Ida.

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Louisiana's Largest Accountable Care Organization Announces Unprecedented Savings For Medicare Beneficiaries in 2020

August 26, 2021

This is OACN’s fourth consecutive year of savings, marking a 163 percent increase in savings since 2017.

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Texas 4000 College Cyclists Return to Ochsner to Visit Cancer Patients

August 24, 2021

While in New Orleans, Texas 4000 riders met with key adult and pediatric oncology physician leaders, gaining insight into the lifechanging work happening every day at the Benson Cancer Center. The riders also celebrated a patient’s milestone moment, lining the hallways with Ochsner staff for a social distanced clap out as Ochsner cancer patient and avid triathlete and cyclist Daniel Allemond was discharged following a successful bone marrow transplant after a six-year battle against leukemia.

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Ochsner Health Recognizes Two Scientists with 36th Annual Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Disease

August 24, 2021

Dr. Shields and Dr. Cummings join the ranks of more than 55 scientists, researchers and industry leaders recognized by Ochsner Health over the last three and a half decades. Bestowed annually, this prestigious honor celebrates individuals who have made major contributions regarding the relationship between smoking and disease along with the development of innovative treatment modalities.

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Ochsner Health Announces Employee Vaccination Mandate to Enhance Patient and Community Safety

August 24, 2021

This formal announcement comes as the Gulf South continues to face high COVID-19 positivity rates, hospitalizations and deaths.

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Xavier Graduate Awarded Ochsner Health Medical School Scholarship

August 18, 2021

The annual Ochsner Health Medical School Scholarship for LSU Health Shreveport – School of Medicine is just one way Ochsner is investing in the education of the next generation of healthcare professionals in the region – a key component of Ochsner’s 10-year vision to transform Louisiana into a healthier state by 2030.

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St. Bernard Parish Hospital Honored with LAMMICO's 6th Annual Patient Safety Award and Grant

August 18, 2021

The 2020-2021 Patient Safety Award and Grant focuses on preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). Urinary tract infections are one of the five most common types of healthcare-associated infections.

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LSU Health Shreveport and Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Begin New General Dentistry Residency in Shreveport & Bossier City

August 18, 2021

The LSU Health Shreveport General Practice Residency (GPR) program is a one-year residency program for dentists to increase their knowledge and skills after completing dental school. The residency program will be based in the Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport - Academic Medical Center and David Raines Community Health Center and other community clinics. Emily Neely DDS, Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, at LSU Health Shreveport is serving as the residency program director.

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Ochsner Health to Enroll Participants in Pfizer Voice Recognition Study

August 17, 2021

This new study format models the concept of a more efficient, “flexible” clinical trial, which utilizes technology to enhance participant engagement by removing many of the common barriers to participating in a clinical study – proximity to study site, transportation issues, lack of time required for in person enrollment, and check-in appointments.

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