News Releases

Ochsner Baptist Announces Opening of Phyllis M. and Patrick F. Taylor Auditorium

August 21, 2019

The space, which has been vacant since sustaining damage in Hurricane Katrina, will be used for medical education, community events and celebrations.

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Pete November Named EVP, Digital Health and Chief Administrative Officer for Ochsner

October 10, 2014

Pete November has been promoted to EVP, Digital Health and Chief Administrative Officer for Ochsner Health System.

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Ochsner Baptist Opens New Women’s Walk-In Care Location

August 21, 2017

Ochsner Baptist has opened a new clinic specifically for urgent obstetric or gynecological needs. This new clinic location provides a new option for patients seeking timely women’s care without scheduling an appointment in advance.

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Ochsner Therapy and Wellness Center Expands Services at Newly Remodeled Veterans Boulevard Location

September 15, 2015

Ochsner Health System opens its newly expanded and remodeled Ochsner Therapy and Wellness Center located at 850 Veterans Memorial Boulevard in Metairie.

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Ochsner Announces Weekend Closures Due to Tropical Storm Barry

July 12, 2019

Due to the expected impact from Tropical Storm Barry, Ochsner Health System will close outpatient healthcare facilities including Ochsner Health Centers, Ochsner Urgent Care clinics, Ochsner Therapy & Wellness Centers and Vision and Fitness Centers on Saturday, July 13, 2019. All Ochsner hospitals and emergency departments remain open.

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Ochsner Health System Celebrates Opening of New West Campus Location

March 15, 2018

Today, Ochsner Health System (Ochsner) celebrated the opening of the new West Campus, a major milestone in the $360 million expansion to its Jefferson Highway campus.

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Ochsner Health System Announces New Leadership Positions

October 10, 2014

Ochsner Health System recently announced new administrative leadership positions.

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Fall Cleaning: Your Medicine Cabinet

September 22, 2014

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is September 27, 2014, and Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge will be participating from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Physician Plaza 1 next door to the hospital.

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Workforce Collaborative Invests $288,000 in Training that Results in Jobs

September 11, 2014

New Orleans Works (NOW), a workforce collaboration focused on making sure that workers get the training they need in order to succeed in the healthcare field, is helping low- to middle-skilled workers prepare for the growing number of jobs in the burgeoning healthcare field. NOW announced that its partnership with Ochsner Health System will be continued through a $102,859 grant.

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River Place Behavioral Heath Opens To Meet Critical Need For Inpatient Mental Health Services

April 24, 2018

Today, Ochsner Health System and Acadia Healthcare (Acadia) joined St. John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom to announce the opening of River Place Behavioral Health, an 82-bed inpatient behavioral health facility in LaPlace. Through a joint venture, Ochsner partnered with Acadia, a national leader in behavioral healthcare services, to repurpose the existing River Parishes Hospital building to provide critically needed mental healthcare services to residents across the state and region.

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