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Ochsner Chief Clinical Transformation Officer Comments on the Future of Healthcare

Salmonella and Listeria Outbreaks Spark Massive Meat Recall

Healthline | Oct 10, 2018

“Salmonella is sneaky. You can’t see it, you can’t smell it, and it doesn’t change the taste of your food. It’s not until you start experiencing symptoms that you find out you’ve been exposed to it,” Dr. Megan Butler, a family medicine physician with Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, Louisiana, said.

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Ochsner Develops New Approach to Opioid Prescribing in Primary Care

NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune | Oct 8, 2018

The project was awarded a $1.6 million grant by the National Institutes of Health on Oct. 4. Dr. Eboni Price-Haywood, the director of the Ochsner Center for Outcomes and Health Services Research said that Ochsner has made changes to their current prescribing system to avoid overprescribing opioid-related medications.

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

FOX8 (WVUE) | Sep 19, 2018

Nearly 20-percent of children in Louisiana have special healthcare needs, however resources for help has been limited. The Boh Center is expanding access to pediatric subspecialty services and behavior and developmental pediatric resources for thousands of patients.

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American Way's Spotlight on Louisiana - "The Trailblazers"

American Way | Sep 14, 2018

The September 2018 edition of American Airline's inflight magazine "American Way" highlights Louisiana as a great place to live, work, play and invest. Ochsner Health System President and CEO Warner Thomas is featured in the magazine’s “The Trailblazers” feature along with LSU President F. King Alexander, CenturyLink President and CEO Jeff Storey, Entergy Chairman and CEO Leo Denault, Tulane University President Michael Fitts and Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser.

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Ochsner, Christus Health Leaders Say Joint Venture Will Focus on Physician Recruitment, Telemedicine

Becker's Hospital Review | Sep 11, 2018

New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System and Irving, Texas-based Christus Health have finalized a joint venture agreement for Ochsner to become a minority member of Christus Health Southwestern Louisiana.

Under the agreement, Christus Health will manage Christus Ochsner St. Patrick and Christus Ochsner Lake Area hospitals in Lake Charles, La. Ochsner will manage all physician and clinic operations within the 13 Lake Charles area clinics.

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Ochsner Athletic Trainers Provide Much-Needed Assist to Local Schools

The Advocate | Sep 11, 2018

Northeast is one of 14 East Baton Rouge Parish-based schools that are part of the new partnership with Ochsner Health System and sports medicine, which provides athletic trainers. An Ochsner team of athletic trainers is assigned to work multiple EBR schools, attending practices and games. The Ochsner team also includes sports medicine physicians and a Saturday morning injury clinic at its Summa location on Bluebonnet.

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ADL Honors Ochsner's Warner Thomas, Steve Gleason with Torch of Liberty Award

Healthcare Journal of New Orleans | Sep 11, 2018

ADL (The Anti-Defamation League) has selected Warner Thomas and Steve Gleason as this year’s A.I. Botnick Torch of Liberty Award winners. Thomas and Gleason were chosen for their “commitment to the community and to the values of ADL.”

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UPDATE: LSU board approves Ochsner hospital deal

Shreveport Times | Sep 7, 2018

LSU and Ochsner Health System will take over operations of northern Louisiana's safety net hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe Oct. 1 after the LSU Board of Supervisors approved the partnership Friday.

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Here’s How to Prevent Headphones from Damaging Your Hearing

Brit + Co | Aug 30, 2018

With more of us plugged in to portable devices than ever, should we be worrying about the impact of sending sound straight into our eardrums? The World Health Organization thinks so: They’ve warned that listening to audio devices too loud and for too long is damaging the hearing of millions of teenagers and young adults. So how can we protect our hearing while also enjoying our favorite songs or podcasts? Listen up.

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Orthopedic surgeon to know: Dr. Lawrence Haber of Ochsner Hospital for Children

Becker's Spine Review | Aug 24, 2018

Dr. Haber specializes in pediatric spine surgery, pediatric trauma and fractures, foot and ankle problems, limb lengthening and deformities. He treats children with neuromuscular problems, such as cerebral palsy and spine bifida.

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