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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 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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Prevention to Treatment: The Giving Thanks Cancer Health Fest is Coming Saturday, Nov. 4

October 27, 2023

The Giving Thanks Health Fest will be held at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church on 8282 I-10 Service Rd. in New Orleans East on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The faith-based symposium will explore community solutions for cancer health equity.

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Ochsner Health Hosts Flu Shot Fairs in the Greater New Orleans Region on Saturday, October 21

October 5, 2023

On Saturday, October 21, Ochsner Health is offering convenient options to get a flu shot in the Greater New Orleans region with annual drive-thru and walk-up flu fairs for patients ages six months and older. Appointments are preferred. Patients should visit Ochsner.org/flu for more information and call 1-866-OCHSNER or visit MyOchsner.org to book appointments for the whole family.

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Ochsner Health Hosts Flu Shot Fairs in Greater New Orleans Region on Saturday, September 23

September 18, 2023

Ochsner Health is offering convenient options to get a flu shot in the Greater New Orleans region with annual drive-thru and walk-up flu fairs for patients ages six months and older. Appointments are preferred. Patients should visit Ochsner.org/flu for more information and call 1-866-OCHSNER or visit MyOchsner.org to book appointments for the whole family.

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Ochsner Lafayette General, Louisiana State Police offer Sudden Impact Program For Teen Drivers

June 7, 2023

Sudden Impact is a nationally-recognized, award-winning initiative that aims to educate young drivers about the consequences of reckless driving.

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Ochsner Opens Nursing Center at Delgado Community College

April 5, 2023

Together, Delgado and Ochsner will leverage the new nursing and allied health center to meet critical workforce demands, provide more opportunities for local graduates in high-wage careers, and proactively pursue the career development of minority and disadvantaged students.

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