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St. Tammany Health and Ochsner Health are providing mammography screenings for Breast Cancer awareness month

WDSU | Oct 17, 2023

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, early detection is important. On Monday, October 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ochsner Health MD Anderson Cancer Center and St. Tammany Health System "Be Well Bus" will be providing mammogram screening at WDSU.

The bus will be outside of the WDSU station on Howard Avenue.

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Ochsner LSU Health hosts free event for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Bossier Press | Oct 16, 2023

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport will host its annual VIPink event on Saturday, October 21. This lunch and learn, which is free and open to the public, aims to educate women on the risks of breast cancer, treatment options and the importance of early screenings and annual mammograms. The event will be held at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport – St. Mary Medical Community Center at 911 Margaret Place, Shreveport, LA 71101.

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Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport holds free community fair

KTBS | Oct 14, 2023

The family-friendly event helps participants understand healthier lifestyle habits through educational activities about heart health, and engagement with LSU Health Shreveport researchers and Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport healthcare professionals.

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Ochsner Health highlights midwife services in October

BR Proud | Oct 6, 2023

Located within Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge on O’Neal, Ochsner Family Birthing Center – Baton Rouge is the area’s only birthing center where patients have access to midwives, OB/GYNs and intensive care specialists in a single location, according to the hospital.

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Ochsner St. Anne welcomes Pain Management Physician

Lafourche Gazette | Oct 5, 2023

Ochsner St. Anne is pleased to announce Gerges Azer, MD, a Pain Management physician has joined the hospital’s medical staff.

Dr. Azer earned his medical doctorate (MD) from Alexandria University, School of Medicine in Egypt. He completed a residency in anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston Florida. He completed a regional anesthesia/acute interventional pain fellowship in addition to a chronic pain medicine fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Azer had extensive research experienced at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, publishing many studies on neuromodulation efficacy on chronic pain.

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Ochsner LSU Health celebrates 5 years of partnership, commitment to north Louisiana

Biz Magazine | Oct 5, 2023

October marks five years since Ochsner Health and LSU Health Shreveport partnered with a vision to improve the health and well-being of their communities. The newly formed Ochsner LSU Health System of North Louisiana (Ochsner LSU Health) and its partners committed to make healthcare more accessible to all, improve quality, expand patient-centered technology, support the growth of the medical school and enhance research in the region. Building on the strengths of Ochsner Health and LSU Health Shreveport, the healthcare system has exceeded expectations for progress in these areas and continues to focus on its commitments to North Louisiana.

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One Louisiana hospital is leading in midwife care, but we need more

Nola.com | Oct 5, 2023

Historically, Louisiana has struggled to provide adequate access to medical care for many pregnant women, especially in rural and underserved communities. This is an important issue needing broader attention, and it is encouraging to see it featured.

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Ochsner LSU Health Monroe Medical Center receives Level 3 trauma verification

KNOE | Oct 4, 2023

Ochsner LSU Health - Monroe Medical Center received a Level III trauma verification from the American College of Surgeons, making them one of nine adult trauma centers in the state and the first medical center in Northeast Louisiana to receive the verification.

With this verification, Ochsner will ensure those in need of emergency services will be able to receive high-quality, life-saving care closer to home.

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Ochsner Facilities Awarded Total Hip and Knee Replacement Accreditation

Biz New Orleans | Oct 2, 2023

Ochsner Medical Center and Ochsner Hospital for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Total Hip and Knee Replacement Accreditation. They are two of only three hospitals in Louisiana with this accreditation.

“We are honored to be recognized by the Joint Commission, a global leader in driving quality improvement and patient safety,” said George Chimento, system chair of orthopedic surgery, Ochsner Health. “This recognition is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our orthopedic teams who put patients first every day, from the clinic to the operating room. Returning our patients to a life free of pain and renewed mobility is the ultimate reward.”

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Free health and wellness services at Ochsner ‘Big Health Event’

BR Proud | Sep 28, 2023

Ochsner Health and the Urban League of Louisiana are proud to announce the Big Health Event, a comprehensive and free event that prioritizes health and wellness for the entire family.

The free Big Health Event will be held at the Raising Canes River Center on from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7.

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