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Ochsner Announces Appointment of Deborah Grimes as Chief Diversity Officer

February 19, 2020

In her leadership role, Grimes will support the ongoing development of policies and practices that promote focused attention to diversity and inclusion matters including recruitment, retention, workforce planning and career development.

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Ochsner Offers PDA Closure for Babies with Extremely Low Birth Weight

February 18, 2020

Working closely with neonatologists at Ochsner Baptist – A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center, the pediatric cardiology team at Ochsner Hospital for Children offers a non-invasive alternative to surgery – successfully performing the PDA closure in a catherization lab (cath lab) on babies with extreme low birth weight, as small as 550 grams (below 1.5 pounds).

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Applications Now Being Accepted for Ochsner STAR Summer Scholars Program

February 14, 2020

STAR provides qualified high school students a cost-free opportunity to explore the world of healthcare.

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Ochsner’s #AlcoholFreeFor40 Challenge Documents the Impact Alcohol has on Body, Mind and Spirit

February 14, 2020

Ochsner Eat Fit invites you to restart your New Year’s resolutions by participating in the fifth annual Alcohol Free for 40 Challenge.

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Free Cancer Screenings Provided at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center Family Health Day

February 3, 2020

The fourth annual Family Health Day will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8. from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, 1405 Kings Highway, Shreveport, La.

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U.S. News & World Report Names Ochsner’s Skilled Nursing Facility a 2019-2020 Best Nursing Home

January 28, 2020

The facility earned Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for Short-Term Rehabilitation. U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those homes that satisfy U.S. News’s assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures. Ochsner’s SNF is also one of only eight facilities in Louisiana to achieve this prestigious recognition.

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116 Doctors in Training at University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School Receive White Coats

January 16, 2020

Receiving a white coat is an iconic rite of passage for a doctor-in-training. Established in 2010, the UQ Ochsner Clinical School is a unique four-year training, academic and clinical experience, which takes place across two continents, providing students with a global perspective as they train to become doctors. Through this program, students gain exposure to global health concepts by experiencing both the Australian and American healthcare systems.

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Xavier University and Ochsner Health Launch New Physician Assistant Program

January 15, 2020

Of the more than 500 applications received, 40 aspiring PAs were accepted and will begin classes in January. Following three semesters of classroom instruction, the PA students will complete approximately 2,000 hours of hands-on clinical experience through 11 rotations at various Ochsner facilities.

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St. Charles Parish Hospital—Therapy & Wellness Now Open in Destrehan

January 14, 2020

The new Therapy & Wellness center will offer the latest in top-rated exercise equipment, innovative techniques and a team that puts the patient first, providing a level of care second to none.

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Eat Fit King Cake: Low Carb, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

January 7, 2020

Centered on an all-natural clean ingredient label, the Eat Fit King Cake is made with almond flour and coconut flour. It’s sweetened with locally-made Swerve, a natural, plant-based sweetener, with no artificial sweeteners or colors. Each serving has just two grams net carbs and zero sugar.

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