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Ochsner Health hosts Black Men’s Health Event on May 25

May 21, 2024

Presented by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson, along with community partner The Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, The Black Men’s Health Event advances a core mission to improve healthcare access, health equity and health outcomes.

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Ochsner Health hosts BD Medication Management Advisory Board

May 20, 2024

Ochsner Health recently welcomed more than 20 healthcare executives from 10 renowned US health systems at the BD Strategic Medication Management Advisory Board event. Facilitated by BD, the two-day event occurred on April 30 and May 1 at Ochsner facilities in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Ochsner Health designated 'WellSpot' by La. Dept. of Health

May 6, 2024

WellSpot is the first voluntary designation program of its kind in Louisiana, encouraging organizations and individuals to make small, healthy lifestyle changes in spaces where residents spend most of their time.

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Xavier Ochsner College of Medicine Announces Founding Dean and Location in Downtown New Orleans at Benson Tower

April 29, 2024

Xavier University of Louisiana (Xavier), a leading undergraduate institution in preparing Black students to successfully complete medical school, has announced continued progress with Ochsner Health (Ochsner), the Gulf South’s leading academic medical center in training physicians, to launch their transformational Xavier Ochsner College of Medicine (XOCOM).

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Ochsner Health Announces Raffle for a Chance to “Shake It Off” at The Eras Tour with Taylor Swift

March 11, 2024

Each raffle ticket is priced at $100 for the opportunity to have “The Best Day” witnessing the magic of the Eras Tour in person while creating memories that are sure to “Long Live” for a lifetime. In addition to two suite tickets, the grand prize includes an “Enchanted” dinner for two at Miss River located in the Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans.

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Ochsner and Novant Health 65 Plus – Okatie Now Open

February 20, 2024

Ochsner and Novant Health leaders will join with Hilton Head Island - Bluffton officials to celebrate the opening of the Ochsner and Novant Health 65 Plus – Okatie clinic with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 26, at 50 Terrace Drive in Ridgeland, SC.

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Gayle Benson Makes Historic Donation for New Home for Ochsner Children’s Hospital

December 13, 2023

Ochsner Health announces plans for The Gayle and Tom Benson Ochsner Children’s Hospital, made possible through a transformational gift from Mrs. Gayle Benson.

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H.E.R. Institute Announces the Opening of NOLA Baby Café at Ochsner Medical Center – Kenner

November 20, 2023

NOLA Baby Café is open every Thursday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Creole Room of Ochsner Medical Center – Kenner, located at 200 West Esplanade Ave. This collaboration provides free resources covering perinatal health, breastfeeding, child development and positive parenting practices geared to expecting parents, parents with children, families and caregivers.

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Ochsner Health Announces New Chief Community Medical Officer

November 6, 2023

The new community medical officer role comes a year after the formation of the 38-member Healthy State Advisory Board and furthers the collective Healthy State mission of creating healthier, happier and more productive communities, with health equity at the forefront of these efforts. Together, Healthy State members from every sector bring resources to underserved communities; better understand the impact of health and social conditions; utilize data, technology and innovation to improve outcomes; and invest in Louisiana’s economic growth and workforce.

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National Event to Address Food Insecurity, Obesity and Chronic Conditions in Louisiana

November 2, 2023

The Institute for Value-Based Medicine (IVBM) is renowned for promoting value-based care and advancing healthcare practices. This upcoming event brings together panels of distinguished healthcare and community experts who will delve into the latest innovations of value-based care. Together, they will discuss ways to address food insecurity, obesity and chronic conditions, which are major challenges in Louisiana.

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