News Releases

John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute Implants First Impella 5.0 Heart Pump with Impella Connect

October 8, 2018

By utilizing the new Impella Connect technology, physicians bypass the traditional route of waiting for updates from the resident or nurse on duty. Now, the physician can remotely access patient data in real-time via an iPhone app regardless of location – hospital, home or in-between.

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Ochsner Health System Awarded $1.6 Million Grant by the National Institutes of Health

October 4, 2018

The grant, which will be used over a four-year period, will help healthcare providers safely manage non-cancer related chronic pain in primary care settings across South Louisiana.

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Two Ochsner Hospitals Designated as Baby-Friendly Facilities

October 2, 2018

Based on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, this prestigious international award recognizes birth facilities that offer mothers the environment, education and support needed to successfully reach their goals and provide them with the best possible birth experience.

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Ochsner Announces Breast Self-Awareness Initiatives

October 2, 2018

Except for skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the U.S. Many experts say self-awareness is a key factor in early detection.

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22 Ochsner Nurses Named to “Great 100 Nurses of Louisiana” List

September 27, 2018

Ochsner's nursing staff has a history of acknowledgments by the Great 100 Nurses of Louisiana Foundation for their commitment to patient care. Approximately 550 Ochsner nurses have been recognized since the program launched.

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Ochsner Health System and LSU Health Shreveport Join Forces to Improve Healthcare in North Louisiana

September 24, 2018

The State of Louisiana , the Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College Board of Supervisors on behalf of LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport and the Faculty Group Practice, and Ochsner Health System announced today that they have signed the final Public Private Partnership Agreement in Shreveport and Monroe.

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Ochsner Eat Fit Partners with Pigeon Catering to Bring Healthy Lunches to Local Schools

September 18, 2018

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and prevention states that the prevalence of adult obesity rates ranking 35 percent or above is higher in 2017 versus 2016, with Louisiana among the top seven in this unfortunate ranking. That is why Eat Fit NOLA, a nonprofit initiative of Ochsner Health System, has teamed up with Pigeon Catering & Events to bring more nutritious meals to students, offering Eat Fit on the menus of 12 local schools.

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Can I Pour You A Cup of Health?

September 13, 2018

According to Monica Williams, M.D., Primary Care Physician with Ochsner Health System, whether in green or black forms, tea offers many benefits for you heart, your overall health, and your state of mind.

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CHRISTUS Health and Ochsner Health System Finalize Partnership in Lake Charles

September 5, 2018

CHRISTUS Health and Ochsner Health System have finalized an agreement for a joint venture. CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick and CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area includes two hospitals, a charitable foundation, an ambulatory surgery center, imaging centers and clinics. This joint venture will also be responsible for all future healthcare facilities and services operated by the two health systems in the Lake Charles area.

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ADL Honors Warner Thomas & Steve Gleason for Visionary Leadership and Social Impact

August 30, 2018

ADL (The Anti-Defamation League) has selected Ochsner President and CEO Warner Thomas and former New Orleans Saints' player Steve Gleason as this year’s A.I. Botnick Torch of Liberty Award Winners.

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