Ochsner is committed to a clinically-integrated research program with the ultimate goal of improving the health and wellness of our patients and communities. And 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.
The new teleICU program provides patients in Monroe with access to critical care specialists at the Academic Medical Center in Shreveport. In the program, multidisciplinary rounds take place with the bedside team to develop a comprehensive plan for the patient each day. The Tele increasing the likelihood for Monroe’s patients to remain local for their medical care. Other benefits include a reduction in response time for patient care decisions and shortening the length of the hospital stay.
In partnership with the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA), Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport hosted a Butterfly Release, Tuesday April 16 honoring organ donors and their families. The event is one of many that LOPA and Donate Life Louisiana are hosting around the state during April, National DonateLife Month, to raise awareness about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation and to celebrate those that have saved lives through the gift of donation.
The Ochsner Anywhere Care Health Kit, powered by Tyto Care, is a portable health kit that enables patients to capture physical examination data at home using a handheld device with a digital camera and various attachments and then share it with a provider using the Ochsner Anywhere Care app.
According to Donate Life America and the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency, more than 114,000 men, women and children are currently waiting for lifesaving organ transplants and in Louisiana, more than 2,000 people are on the waiting list.
The 3,050 square foot facility is located on the first floor of the Whitney Hancock building (formerly One Shell Square) and features four exam rooms and one larger treatment room. The clinic offers a variety of walk-in services for adult and pediatric (six months and up) patients.
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport announces a new location, Margaret Place, at 1 Saint Mary Place in Shreveport, La. With an initial investment of $40 million the neurosurgery surgery center will open by May 2019. Phase 1 of the new campus includes 75,000 square-feet to open in 2019. Plans for further expansion are currently underway and include a new orthopaedic and sports medicine center in 2020 at the Margaret Place campus.
Awarded annually, the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award honors designated institutional officials – individuals who are responsible for all graduate medical education programs at institutions that sponsor residency programs – for excellence in overseeing residency programs.
The iFuse procedure is designed to offer a minimally invasive solution for patients who are no longer responding satisfactorily to conservative care and the prospect of a traditional open surgery is not desirable.
Awarded annually, the Master of the ACC Award recognizes and honors Fellows of the ACC who have consistently contributed to the goals and programs of ACC and have provided leadership in important ACC activities.