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St. Tammany Parish Hospital & Ochsner open Level II PICU on Northshore

June 13, 2019

Staffed by Ochsner Hospital for Children pediatric intensivists, the new PICU delivers a team with specialized training in caring for patients age 18 and under in need of higher-acuity care.

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Pediatric Emergency Department Goes to 24/7 Schedule

July 1, 2019

The 24-hour schedule coupled with the June opening of a level two pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) staffed by Ochsner Hospital for Children establishes the STPH | Ochsner partnership as the most qualified and capable health system for children on the Northshore.

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Holiday Toy Safety Tips

December 13, 2018

Tis’ the season for giving, but for too many children, what they receive during the holidays can be harmful. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were an estimated 251,700 toy-related ER visits in 2017 in children under 15 years old.

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Ochsner Hospital for Children Joins National Consortium on Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

June 17, 2019

The consortium aligns regional centers and an advocacy group into a collaboration led by the Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Program at Mayo Clinic to accelerate innovation and discovery sciences, as well as bring clinical trials and expertise to patients across the country.

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First Children’s Hospital comes to the Northshore

July 8, 2019

In recognition of the excellence the partnership brings to the service district, St. Tammany Parish Hospital announces the naming of its pediatric section, Ochsner Hospital for Children at St. Tammany Parish Hospital.

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Ochsner Hospital for Children Named a ‘Best Children’s Hospital’ by U.S. News & World Report in Two Specialties

June 18, 2019

Ochsner Hospital for Children was recognized in two specialties, cardiology and heart surgery and gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, in the new 2019-20 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published online today.

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Ochsner Hospital for Children Announces 2019 King Cake Festival Date

December 14, 2018

The family-friendly festival will be bigger than ever in 2019, with 26 bakeries from across the region offering unique and traditional king cake samples. Entrance to the festival is free and open to the public, with sales from food and beverage tickets and merchandise benefiting Ochsner Hospital for Children.

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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 Recognized as Louisiana’s First Pediatric Trauma Program

August 14, 2019

The Louisiana Emergency Response Network recognized Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport as a Pediatric Level II Trauma Program on July 1, making it the first and only program in Louisiana. The recognition reinforces the highly specialized trauma care provided at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport and highlights its community education and injury prevention initiatives.

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Ochsner Health Center – Lake Terrace Now Open

July 30, 2019

OHC – Lake Terrace was designed to meet the various healthcare needs of residents in Lake Terrace and Gentilly and the surrounding neighborhoods of Lakeview, Lake Vista and the UNO-Lakefront.

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