News Releases

White Coat Ceremony Celebrates 113 Doctors-in-Training at University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School

January 24, 2019

The White Coat Ceremony for the Ochsner Clinical School students signifies the official recognition of the students entering phase II of the Medical Degree program which is focused on clinical experiences.

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St. Tammany Parish Hospital and Ochsner Expert Neurosurgeons Introduce Robotic Microscope and Turn Inoperable into Operable

January 24, 2019

The neurosurgeon uses BrightMatter™ to map the best possible approach to the tumor, attempting to avoid damaging structures responsible for critical functions such as speech, movement, vision and memory.

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King Cake Festival Announces Entertainment and Raffle

January 22, 2019

Twenty-six bakeries, great music, the new raffle and more make the family-friendly festival bigger than ever in 2019. Entrance to the Festival is free and open to the public, with sales from food and beverage tickets, raffle tickets and merchandise benefiting Ochsner Hospital for Children.

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Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport reports key improvements

January 21, 2019

In the first 100 days of the new partnership, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport is adding new equipment and upgrading facilities at both its Shreveport and Monroe campuses. Key leadership positions have been added and process improvements have been implemented with a focus on improving our communities’ access to care and enhancing patient safety and quality.

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Ochsner & Lambeth House Launch Pilot Program for Memory Care

January 15, 2019

This partnership between a continuous care retirement community and regional healthcare leader is the first of its kind in Louisiana to infuse interactive technology into its care plan for residents.

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OMC-Hancock to Host Flu Shot Event Monday

January 9, 2019

It takes up to 14 days after vaccination for antibodies that protect against flu to develop in the body. For this reason, getting the shot later can still be beneficial, and vaccination can occur throughout flu season, even into January or later.

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Ochsner Health System Becomes Founding Member of National Coalition to Reduce Chronic Drug Shortage

January 7, 2019

Ochsner Health System has teamed up with 11 health systems as founding members of Civica Rx, a new not-for-profit generic drug company.

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Blue Cross Honors Ochsner Health Network Primary Care Doctors as Top Performers in Quality Blue Program

January 4, 2019

The doctors earned Top Performer awards for treating patients who have the chronic conditions targeted in Quality Blue – diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), vascular disease and chronic kidney disease.

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Ochsner Partners with Market Umbrella to Bring Crescent City Farmers Market to Jefferson

January 4, 2019

Every Wednesday, 15 local farmers and vendors will participate in the Crescent City Farmers Market at Ochsner.

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Ochsner Offers New Orleans Area Schools Innovative Smart Technology to Help Stop the Spread of Illness in Classrooms

January 2, 2019

Kinsa Smart Thermometers partnered with Ochsner Health System to sponsor the FLUency Program, a community health initiative that invites families and staff at select schools to receive free Kinsa Smart Thermometers as a way to prevent illness and promote a healthier school year.

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