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.
The LSU Health Shreveport General Practice Residency (GPR) program is a one-year residency program for dentists to increase their knowledge and skills after completing dental school. The residency program will be based in the Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport - Academic Medical Center and David Raines Community Health Center and other community clinics. Emily Neely DDS, Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, at LSU Health Shreveport is serving as the residency program director.
This new study format models the concept of a more efficient, “flexible” clinical trial, which utilizes technology to enhance participant engagement by removing many of the common barriers to participating in a clinical study – proximity to study site, transportation issues, lack of time required for in person enrollment, and check-in appointments.
Drive-thru PCR testing for COVID-19 is available at the former Runnels School at 17255 S. Harrell's Ferry Road in Baton Rouge. In August, drive thru hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday thru Friday, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays.
For the 2021-22 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 15 specialties and 17 procedures and conditions. In the 15 specialty areas, 175 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.
As more seasoned nurses depart the workforce, Ochsner Nurse Scholars offers a tangible solution to growing the nursing workforce in Louisiana. Aspiring nurses selected for Ochsner Nurse Scholars will receive tuition to earn their nursing degree in exchange for employment with Ochsner Health following graduation. Over the next five years, the program will serve more than a thousand full-time nursing students in Louisiana.
Sequencing surveillance delivers critically important data both for local and state leadership to identify and understand which variants are circulating, where the variants are geographically and whether post-vaccine infections are the result of exposure to a variant strain of SARS-CoV-2. Individuals who have been vaccinated and test positive for COVID-19 may be contacted by the research team to gauge interest in participating in variant testing.
With a footprint spanning the state of Louisiana and into Mississippi, Ochsner Hospital for Children brings high quality pediatric care close to home, reducing barriers to healthcare – a key component of Ochsner’s 10-year vision to transform Louisiana into a healthier state by 2030.