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.
The Big Health Event is the latest strategy being advanced by Ochsner Health, the event’s sponsor, and the Urban League of Louisiana. The goal is to improve health care access, advance health equity and better health outcomes among underserved communities in New Orleans and across Louisiana. The Big Health Event is free and open to the public.
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport is welcoming Dr. James Andrews, internally renowned orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, on Thursday, October 13 with a community event at the BHP Billiton YMCA located at 3455 Knight Street, Shreveport, La. 71105. The event is open to the public.
Today’s announcement is a conclusion of the process that began with a letter of intent to merge in June 2021. Work has already begun to expand access to patients in east Mississippi and West Alabama, including more opportunities for patients to receive high-quality, innovative care close to home.
The agreement, the first of its kind in Baton Rouge, enables EMS and Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge to share patient information electronically when EMS delivers patients to the emergency department.
The Men’s Health Fair will offer free healthcare services, medical screenings, and healthcare best practices as well as 30-minute healthcare education sessions about colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, and peripheral artery disease – all healthcare issues common to men.
The center opened in April 2021, providing primary care, pediatrics, behavioral health, obstetrics/gynecology and smoking cessation services to underserved communities with the goal of promoting health equity for all.
Building upon Ochsner’s award-winning sports medicine and orthopedic programs, Dr. Andrews will bring his expertise, research and education platform, newly launched as Andrews Medicine, to strengthen the best-in-class care for patients and athletes across Louisiana and Mississippi.
The 2020-2021 Patient Safety Award and Grant focuses on preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). Urinary tract infections are one of the five most common types of healthcare-associated infections.