News Releases

Ochsner Announces Expansion of Medical Assistant Training Program in St. Tammany Parish

June 13, 2019

The MA Now Program in St. Tammany is being fully funded by Tri-Parish Works through the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) and open to those living in or near St. Tammany Parish and age 18 and older.

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St. Tammany Parish Hospital & Ochsner open Level II PICU on Northshore

June 13, 2019

Staffed by Ochsner Hospital for Children pediatric intensivists, the new PICU delivers a team with specialized training in caring for patients age 18 and under in need of higher-acuity care.

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Ochsner Medical Center Achieves Fourth Magnet® Recognition

June 7, 2019

The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. This credential is the highest national honor for professional nursing practice.

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Ochsner Precision Cancer Therapies Program to Co-Present Interim Strata Trial Data at Annual Oncology Meeting

May 30, 2019

The Strata Trial enables routine genomic testing for advanced cancer patients at Ochsner, which has opened an array of options for targeted treatment, as well as enrollment in precision medicine clinical trials available at our cancer center.

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Dine Out to Support Eat Fit Northshore on Thursday, June 6

May 29, 2019

Dine Out helps support the Eat Fit Northshore team of dietitians in educating and empowering Louisiana residents to live their healthiest, strongest lives possible.

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Ochsner Health System Opens InnovationHub in Lakeside Shopping Center

May 23, 2019

The InnovationHub shares engaging health and wellness content through a variety of devices and activities, including tablets, a 3-D hologram and a 9-foot tall, curved, three-sided display from LG Electronics, believed to be the first-of-its-kind in the world.

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Civica Rx and Xellia Pharmaceuticals to Produce Essential Antibiotics to Reduce Chronic Drug Shortages

May 15, 2019

Civica Rx (Civica, Inc.) and Xellia Pharmaceuticals announced a product supply agreement under which Xellia will manufacture essential antibiotics, including Vancomycin and Daptomycin, for Civica’s member health systems which includes Ochsner Health System.

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Ochsner Health System Facilities Recognized with an 'A' for Patient Safety in Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

May 15, 2019

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

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Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center Achieves Healthgrades 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Award

May 14, 2019

This distinction recognizes LJCMC as being among the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for patient experience, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

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Ochsner Provides Tips on Stroke Prevention and Treatment

May 9, 2019

Continued education on warning signs of symptoms of a stroke is vital to prevention of one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States.

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