Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate.
After his decade as CEO of the Ochsner Health System, and an earlier decade in service with the organization, the clinic and hospital once famous in New Orleans because of the iconic Dr. Ochsner brand is now a statewide institution, including hospitals in Lafayette and Baton Rouge but also in northern Louisiana.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON The Advocate
To celebrate this rare partnership, one of only 20 entered, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport is welcoming Dr. Andrews on Thursday, October 13 with a community event at the BHP Billiton YMCA located at 3455 Knight Street, Shreveport, La. 71105. The event is open to the public.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON Biz Magazine
As an anchor institution in our region and a leading healthcare system, we have a responsibility to educate those we serve on health and wellness information that impacts them. Given the recent misunderstandings affecting the lives of thousands of our patients and in the spirit of transparency, we are sharing with you our role and understanding of the City of Shreveport tiered health plan under consideration.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON Biz Magazine
Beginning on Oct. 15, many Louisiana residents enrolled in Medicare will again have the chance to join Medicare Advantage benefit plans offered by OHP — this time for the 2023 plan year. Premiums and copays will continue to start at $0 and include a wide range of cost-saving features and wellness programs not available with original Medicare, such as prescription drug coverage, fitness, dental, hearing and vision benefits.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON Biz New Orleans
Today, Ochsner Health’s Board of Directors announced that after 24 years of service to the organization, Warner Thomas will enter the next chapter of his career as President and CEO of Sutter Health, an integrated not-for-profit network of 22 hospitals, 12,000 aligned physicians, 53,000 employees and over $14B in revenue in 2021. The Ochsner Health Board has unanimously voted to appoint Pete November, Ochsner Health’s current Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, as Thomas’s successor. November will assume the role of CEO on November 1, 2022.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON AJMC
“Big Health Event” is Saturday, September 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in Hall “J.” It’s free and open to the public.
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The Ochsner Accountable Care Network achieved its sixth consecutive year of top-ranking results in both clinical performance and healthcare savings for Louisiana’s and Mississippi’s Medicare population. Its network of physicians and providers who support the Medicare Shared Savings Program lowered expected cost of care by nearly $24 million for more than 40,000 Medicare beneficiaries in 2021. Over the last six years, OACN has improved the health outcomes for our beneficiaries and reduced healthcare spending by more than $100 million.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON Biz New Orleans
New Orleans Magazine’s 2022 “Best Doctors” list has recognized 205 physicians across more than 40 specialties from Ochsner Health and partner hospitals in the greater New Orleans area. Doctors from Ochsner affiliated hospitals and facilities accounted for more than 38% of the list, representing more than 45 medical specialties – including cardiovascular disease, family medicine, infectious diseases, obstetrics and gynecology and pediatrics, to name a few.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON Biz New Orleans
Jason Chou, PharmD, Ochsner Health's vice president of pharmacy services, told Becker's the longevity of drug shortages and the critical levels are worsening.
"Recently, we've had some shortages that I think have been a lot more impactful," Dr. Chou said, referring to supply issues for a heart failure drug and the contrast dye shortage that sprung up in May that has since slowly resolved.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON Becker's Hospital Review
The Youngsville facility, located at 302 Lafayette Street, is the 10th MTS Physical Therapy and Wellness site in Acadiana. In a release, Ochsner Lafayette General said the need for high-quality therapy and injury-prevention services has grown as the City of Youngsville has expanded.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON MSN