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Ochsner Health partnership with Team Gleason offers improved ALS patient resources

New Orleans City Business | Oct 20, 2023

The announcement of a partnership between Ochsner Health and Team Gleason to improve the overall health care experiences for patients living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), along with other neurological conditions, aligns with Ochsner’s recent announcement of the Debra H. and Robert J. Patrick Neuroscience Center.

According to a news release, the center is slated to become a 132,000-square-foot facility near Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans on Jefferson Highway. It was gifted by the Ochsner Neuroscience Institute. Following the grand opening, it will become the only major detached neuroscience facility in the south between Georgia and Texas, and its construction is scheduled to be completed in 2026.

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Ochsner Health offers free breast cancer screenings at Massages and Mammos event

BR Proud | Oct 20, 2023

Ochsner Baton Rouge has opened registration for Massages & Mammos 2023, an opportunity for capital area women to discuss breast cancer and receive annual screenings in a relaxed setting.

Presented in partnership with the American Cancer Society, Massages & Mammos takes place at Ochsner Medical Complex – The Grove, 10210 The Grove Blvd., near the Mall of Louisiana from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, and includes chair massages from Elevate by Ochsner, along with healthy dishes and giveaways.


Ochsner LSU Health breast surgeon speaks on cancer treatment

KSLA | Oct 19, 2023

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

Dr. Jane Sugar, a breast cancer surgeon with Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport, sat down in the KSLA Café on Thursday, Oct. 18 to discuss treatment options.


Ochsner Rush Medical Center offers 3D mammograms

WTOK | Oct 17, 2023

As we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month, one medical center in the Queen City has new cutting-edge technology to detect breast cancer.

Ochsner Rush Medical Center is now using the Genius 3D Mammography to perform breast cancer exams.

Ashley Gibson, the Mammography Quality Control Coordinator at Ochsner said 3D mammograms provide more precise test results that will hopefully lead to saving more lives.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.