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These 88 New Orleans businesses are honored as 2024 Top Workplaces

The Times-Picayune | Jul 17, 2024

Eighty-eight New Orleans-area companies were recently honored as part of The Times-Picayune’s annual program to determine the top places to work across the region.


New medical school’s founding dean champions diversity and equity

American Medical Association | Jul 17, 2024

Much is expected of the new Xavier Ochsner College of Medicine. Also known as XOCOM, the school aims to help alleviate Louisiana’s severe physician shortage, boost diversity in the physician workforce, reduce health inequities and revitalize downtown New Orleans.

The new institution, a collaborative effort between Ochsner Health and Xavier University of Louisiana, does not have a projected opening date. That will come after it earns accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), which is typically a three- to five-year process. But it does have a location, the 26-story Benson Tower, which already houses Ochsner Health’s administrative offices.

And a founding dean has been named, Leonardo Seoane, MD, executive vice president and chief academic officer at Ochsner Health.

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100 hospitals and health systems with great heart programs | 2024

Becker's Hospital Review | Jul 17, 2024

Becker's "Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Heart Programs" list showcases healthcare institutions celebrated for their outstanding cardiovascular care, superior patient outcomes and advanced technologies. These heart programs are also at the forefront of cardiology research, making impactful discoveries in the field.

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US News' top hospitals by state for 2024-25

Becker's Hospital Review | Jul 17, 2024

U.S. News & World Report announced the 2024-25 "Best Hospitals" rankings and ratings on July 16, which evaluated the performance of nearly 5,000 hospitals on measures such as risk-adjusted mortality rates, preventable complications and level of nursing care.

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Ochsner Health's innovative approach to mitigating oncology drug shortages

Becker's Hospital Review | Jul 5, 2024

In the last year, the field of oncology has continued to grapple with significant challenges that have imposed formidable hurdles on cancer care worldwide.

Unforeseen disruptions in the pharmaceutical supply chain, compounded by increased demand and complex manufacturing processes, have contributed to a scarcity of crucial medications essential for cancer treatment. As early as May 2023, a litany of publications from NBC News, NPR, and The New York Times gained national attention regarding oncology medication shortages.

Further, The White House intervened, taking action to improve access to carboplatin, 5-fluorouracil and methotrexate. These shortages primarily encompassed first-line therapies, leaving oncology providers with limited options and potentially compromising patient outcomes.

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Undiagnosed Clinic—Meeting the Needs of Patients With Incidental Findings

Oncology Nursing News | Jul 5, 2024

What should a patient do when there is an incidental finding on radiographic films? Is the patient responsible for following up, or is it the responsibility of the provider who ordered the imaging? What if they had the imaging done at an urgent care center or in the emergency department and they do not have a primary care provider?

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HealthLeaders Media | Jul 5, 2024

As many health systems begin their virtual nursing journey, they must determine what technology they will use and how it will evolve over time.

Tiffany Murdock, chief nursing officer at Ochsner Health, described the current technology that the health system is using for virtual nursing, and how they plan to optimize their workforce through new innovations.

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The No. 1 issue on Ochsner CFO's mind

Becker's Hospital Review | Jul 5, 2024

It has been just over a year since Jim Molloy took over as executive vice president, CFO and treasurer at New Orleans-based Ochsner Health. Since then, the 46-hospital health system has shifted its focus from external to internal growth in an effort to primarily focus on better serving its existing patients.

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Ochsner's supply company secures respirator approval

Becker's Hospital Review | Jul 5, 2024

SafeSource Direct, Ochsner Health's medical supply company, has earned government approval for its surgical N95 respirators.

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Creating value-based care takes time, perseverance and trust

American Medical Association | Jul 5, 2024

More of Ochsner Health’s patients are taking advantage of preventive care offerings such as smoking cessation. Meanwhile, physicians and other health professionals at the Louisiana-based health system can easily access bioinformatics and other useful data with automation built into their EHR networks. This has led to improved patient outcomes and lower costs.

But it took time—and patience—for Ochsner Health to see a return on its investments in this type of value-based care effort.

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