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.
Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation is only awarded to a facility that exceeds standard requirements at the time of its triennial survey. Benson Cancer Center has been continuously CoC-accredited since 1986.
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.
As a nationally-recognized leader in clinical research and innovation, Ochsner’s ability to deliver coordinated care, comprehensive screening and cutting-edge therapies have contributed to an even bigger improvement for patients treated in Ochsner facilities.
What to give a family member or friend with cancer can stump even the most creative gift-giver during the holidays. Karen Wynn, BSN, RN, who manages the chemotherapy infusion center at the Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center at Ochsner, offers the following suggestions.
According to Lindsey White, Director of the Tobacco Cessation Program at Ochsner Health System, quitting is a process, not a one-time event. Ochsner’s partnership with the Smoking Cessation Trust offers free counseling and medications for anyone wanting to take steps toward a healthier, tobacco-free lifestyle.