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Slidell Memorial Hospital and Ochsner Medical Center – North Shore Awarded “A” Safety Grade

February 28, 2019

This designation recognizes efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

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Mardi Gras Safety Tips

February 20, 2019

Just in time for the biggest krewes to show their stuff, here’s five safety tips from Ochsner Health System for avoiding some of the most common parade injuries.

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Ochsner Health System Named a Walmart Center of Excellence for Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

February 14, 2019

Ochsner is the 12th healthcare organization in the nation and the 1st in Louisiana to be named a Walmart Center of Excellence for joint replacement surgery.

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Benson Cancer Center 5-Year Survival Rates in 4 Main Malignancies Surpass National Averages

February 14, 2019

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.

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Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport to Boost Minimum Wage to $12.00 per hour

February 13, 2019

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Board of Directors approve minimum wage increase for all employees.

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Xavier University and Ochsner Health System Launch New Physician Assistant Program

February 8, 2019

The 28-month, full-time graduate program, which leads to a master’s degree in health sciences, is comprised of three semesters of classroom instruction followed by 16 months of clinical training within the Ochsner Health System.

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Visits Ochsner Medical Center to Explore Healthcare Innovation

February 5, 2019

Chairman Pai, who was appointed to his position in January 2017, has a special interest in utilization of technology and telehealth services to improve healthcare access and quality. A pioneer in healthcare innovation and digital health, Ochsner briefed Chairman Pai on several of its programs that leverage technology to improve health outcomes and provide increased, more convenient access to quality care.

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St. Bernard Parish Hospital Performs New Orleans’ First LINX® Procedure

February 5, 2019

LINX® consists of a small band of magnetized titanium beads wrapped around the LES located at the base of the esophagus. This band helps prevent gastric acids from pushing back up into the esophagus from the stomach, yet also safely allows the LES to open when required to allow for easy swallowing.

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Ochsner Health System Congenital Heart Surgery Program Announces 100 Percent Survival Rates in Neonate, Child Patients

January 28, 2019

Ochsner’s Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery Program is led by Dr. Benjamin B. Peeler, who joined Ochsner’s team in 2016. Dr. Peeler is a board-certified congenital cardiac surgeon.

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