Ochsner In The News

American Way’s Spotlight on Louisiana - “The Trailblazers”

The September 2018 edition of American Airline's inflight magazine "American Way" highlights Louisiana as a great place to live, work, play and invest. Ochsner Health System President and CEO Warner Thomas is featured in the magazine’s  “The Trailblazers” feature along with LSU President F. King Alexander, CenturyLink President and CEO Jeff Storey, Entergy Chairman and CEO Leo Denault, Tulane University President Michael Fitts and Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser. 

View this article on American Way

Ochsner, Christus Health Leaders Say Joint Venture Will Focus on Physician Recruitment, Telemedicine

New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System and Irving, Texas-based Christus Health have finalized a joint venture agreement for Ochsner to become a minority member of Christus Health Southwestern Louisiana.

Under the agreement, Christus Health will manage Christus Ochsner St. Patrick and Christus Ochsner Lake Area hospitals in Lake Charles, La. Ochsner will manage all physician and clinic operations within the 13 Lake Charles area clinics.

View this article on Becker's Hospital Review

Ochsner Athletic Trainers Provide Much-Needed Assist to Local Schools

Northeast is one of 14 East Baton Rouge Parish-based schools that are part of the new partnership with Ochsner Health System and sports medicine, which provides athletic trainers. An Ochsner team of athletic trainers is assigned to work multiple EBR schools, attending practices and games. The Ochsner team also includes sports medicine physicians and a Saturday morning injury clinic at its Summa location on Bluebonnet.

View this article on The Advocate

ADL Honors Ochsner’s Warner Thomas, Steve Gleason with Torch of Liberty Award

ADL (The Anti-Defamation League) has selected Warner Thomas and Steve Gleason as this year’s A.I. Botnick Torch of Liberty Award winners. Thomas and Gleason were chosen for their “commitment to the community and to the values of ADL.”   View this article on Healthcare Journal of New Orleans

UPDATE: LSU board approves Ochsner hospital deal

LSU and Ochsner Health System will take over operations of northern Louisiana's safety net hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe Oct. 1 after the LSU Board of Supervisors approved the partnership Friday. View this article on Shreveport Times

Ochsner Program Helps Patients Manage Chronic Illness with Fewer Office Visits

“We recognized that there was a real need to rethink the way that we care for patients, particularly those with chronic disease,” said Aimee Quirk, CEO of Innovation Ochsner, which was created three years ago to find ways to connect technology to medicine. View this article on The Advocate

Here’s How to Prevent Headphones from Damaging Your Hearing

With more of us plugged in to portable devices than ever, should we be worrying about the impact of sending sound straight into our eardrums? The World Health Organization thinks so: They’ve warned that listening to audio devices too loud and for too long is damaging the hearing of millions of teenagers and young adults. So how can we protect our hearing while also enjoying our favorite songs or podcasts? Listen up. View this article on Brit + Co

Orthopedic surgeon to know: Dr. Lawrence Haber of Ochsner Hospital for Children

Dr. Haber specializes in pediatric spine surgery, pediatric trauma and fractures, foot and ankle problems, limb lengthening and deformities. He treats children with neuromuscular problems, such as cerebral palsy and spine bifida. View this article on Becker's Spine Review

Baton Rouge Family Recovers from Heartbreaking Flood and Heart Attacks

So many Baton Rouge area families felt the stress from the 2016 flood that according to one cardiologist at Ochsner Medical Center, there was a spike in stress-related heart attacks directly related to the disaster. Two years after the flood, John and Rhonda Huval are finally celebrating a full recovery from the flood and a series of heart attacks. View this article on WAFB

Ochsner physician shares myths and facts about breastfeeding

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, Ochsner OB/GYN Sharon Hedges, M.D., shares common topics often talked about when discussing breastfeeding, and whether those are myths or facts. View this article on WAFB

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