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.
We all have an internal clock, better known as the circadian rhythm. That rhythm is the 24-hour internal clock that helps regulate our sleeping and feeding patterns. Twice a year, we have to adjust our internal clocks due to the time changes known as Daylight Saving Time.
The four-year, full-time undergraduate program, which leads to a pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, features in-person classroom instruction at Loyola and hands-on clinical training with Ochsner Health. This new program, which has received approval by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing and is pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)*, is designed to address a critical workforce shortage facing both Louisiana and the nation.
Designed to deliver primary and specialty care to underserved communities with the goal of promoting health equity for all, the new facility served more than 20 primary care patients within its first two days of opening. Ochsner has committed more than $10 million to open and operate this site with support from Brittany and Drew Brees and their Brees Dream Foundation.
The 2019 data shows Ochsner’s surgical outcomes are superior to national averages. Notably, since 2017, Ochsner has achieved a 100 percent survival for neonatal heart surgery (ages 0 – 30 days), including the Norwood Procedure for hypoplastic left heart syndrome – a rare condition where the left side of the heart does not form correctly, requiring the right side of the heart to pump blood to the lungs and body.
Now the largest and most comprehensive healthcare provider in the Gulf South, Ochsner is committed to expanding clinical services focused on the critical health needs of Acadiana and advancing digital innovation and patient-centered solutions in the Acadiana region.
The 115,000 square foot addition, majorly funded by a $20 million gift from Gayle Benson and her late husband, Tom Benson, in 2017, has doubled the size of the Cancer Center, increasing capacity to offer more high-quality cancer services and advanced clinical research.