The New Orleans based charity, Beth’s Friends Forever (“BFF”) has announced an upcoming charity bike ride in association with Ochsner Health System. The charity fitness ride – Beth’s Friends’ Fondeaux: Gears for Gals – will raise money for women diagnosed with cancer from the New Orleans area that receive treatment through Ochsner Health System.
Ochsner Health System announced today a $20 million gift – the largest gift in the history of the organization – from New Orleans Saints and Pelicans Owners, Gayle and Tom Benson to expand cancer care services and advance clinical research within the Gulf South region.
Ochsner Hospital for Children and Hogs for the Cause held a “Bacon Cutting” to officially open two pediatric bone marrow transplant patient rooms. These dedicated, specially designed positive pressure rooms create the clean environment needed for pediatric bone marrow transplant patients receiving treatment. Rooms will also be a significant benefit for pediatric oncology/hematology patients.
The Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center at Ochsner Medical Center - Jefferson Highway (OMC - Jefferson Highway) was once again recently named to the 2018 Becker’s Hospital Review “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs” list. It was the only hospital in Louisiana to be recognized.
On Friday, January 30th, Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank will the host the Hologic® 3D digital breast tomosynthesis (also known 3D mammography) mobile coach to show local women the benefits of this technology and how it works.