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New Ochsner Facility to Provide First-of-its-kind Care to Special Needs Children in Region

Leading By Example in Oncology Nursing

Cure | May 10, 2024

Lauren Yakelis, B.S.N., RN, holds the position of manager of stem cell transplant and immunotherapy at Ochsner MD Anderson Cancer Center, bringing with her an impressive 13-year tenure as a nurse who specializes in hematology, oncology and stem cell transplant care. Her journey has seen her serve as the operations coordinator and manager overseeing the inpatient oncology and stem cell transplant floor, where her exceptional leadership not only elevated quality metrics but also earned the department the coveted Patient Safety Department of the Year award.


14 more health system leaders to design 'smart hospital' model

Becker's Hospital Review | May 3, 2024

Fourteen more health system leaders have been added to an advisory panel defining standards for what constitutes a "smart hospital."

They join 30 other health system executives working with the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and digital health company to develop the "smart hospital" maturity model. They are designing a survey to be released over the summer, with initial findings expected to be published at the CHIME fall forum.

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Pregnancy-related deaths are dropping. Here's why doctors aren't satisfied.

NBC News | May 3, 2024

The number of women dying while pregnant is returning to pre-pandemic levels following a worrisome 2021 spike, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows.


Ochsner Health: Face of Healthcare

New Orleans Magazine | May 3, 2024

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Hbcu Xavier Of New Orleans Moves Closer To Establishing A Medical School

The Associated Press | May 3, 2024

Xavier University, a small Catholic and historically Black school in New Orleans, formally signed an agreement Monday with Ochsner Health to establish a medical school.

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With APP Help, Cancer Clinical Trials No Longer a ‘Last-Ditch’ Option

Oncology Nursing News | May 3, 2024

Advanced practice providers can lead clinical teams and patients to boost oncology clinical trial enrollment, a nurse practitioner explained.

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45 top healthcare workplaces for mental well-being: Newsweek

Becker's Hospital Review | Apr 26, 2024

Newsweek has named 45 hospitals and health systems among its 750 greatest employers for mental well-being.

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Louisiana's alarming infant mortality rates spur push for home visits, Medicaid revamp

The Times-Picayune | Apr 26, 2024

With newborn babies and their moms dying in Louisiana at some of the highest rates in the developed world, lawmakers are considering bills that would expand health care services to pregnant women and newborns while also increasing payment to their providers.


How Ochsner Health is taking on the leading health issues in Louisiana to improve patient outcomes

American Medical Association | Apr 26, 2024

Yvens Laborde, MD, chief community medical officer and medical director of global health education at Ochsner Health joins for a new episode of the AMA's “What Keeps Me Up” series, where we talk with health care leaders about one thing that’s keeping them up—and what they’re doing about it. AMA Chief Experience Officer Todd Unger hosts.

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Ochsner Health introduces innovative cardiac ablation treatment for AFib patients

New Orleans City Business | Apr 26, 2024

Ochsner Health has rolled out a new cardiac ablation treatment method for patients in the Gulf South diagnosed with electrophysiology and heart rhythm conditions linked to atrial fibrillation (AFib).

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