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Ochsner completes $20 million expansion to clinic near Covington

Ochsner Joins Academic Consortium’s Global Integrative Health Network

Biz New Orleans | Feb 23, 2024

Ochsner Health is joining nearly 80 of the world’s most recognized academic medical centers and health systems as a new member of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health.

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The unique perspectives of healthcare leaders under 40

Becker's Hospital Review | Feb 23, 2024

Leaders of all backgrounds bring varying styles and perspectives to roles at hospitals and health systems. This includes the next generation of healthcare leaders, who bring their own approaches to the issues they focus on each day, including philanthropy, technology and culture.

Becker's asked some of our "rising stars" under 40 to answer the following question: As a young leader in healthcare, what unique perspectives or approaches do you bring to your role that you believe are particularly valuable in driving innovation and addressing the evolving needs of patients and healthcare providers?

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Ochsner Children’s Hospital Advocates to Close the Gap in Pediatric Heart Care

Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology | Feb 23, 2024

As the only pediatric heart transplant program in Louisiana and the only program in the state to offer advanced mechanical support options for pediatric cardiology patients, Ochsner Children’s Hospital is committed to advocating for additional medical devices to enhance its high-quality care to pediatric patients awaiting transplant.

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The strategies that dropped vacancy rates at 10 systems

Becker's Clinical Leadership | Feb 23, 2024

In the midst of staff shortages, health systems and healthcare groups have become more creative and focused on retention strategies.

From listening to nurses to providing more well-being and flexibility options to improving patient safety, leaders shares the top retention strategies used to decreased turnover rates.

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New physician exec role nods to health’s drivers beyond exam room

American Medical Association | Feb 16, 2024

Last fall, Ochsner Health leaders selected Dr. Yvens Laborde to be the first physician to fill the role of chief community officer.

During a recent interview, Dr. Laborde—an internist originally from Port au Prince, Haiti—discussed his new position and how he will prioritize the health challenges Louisiana faces.

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Are rising NCLEX pass rates a concern? 5 chief nursing executives weigh in

Becker's Hospital Review | Feb 1, 2024

Critics have raised concerns around the NCLEX test and the rate at which students are passing the exam, but chief nursing officers told Becker's there are reasons for the improved scores.

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Louisiana ranks dead last on health nationwide — a new initiative is hoping to change that

The Acadiana Advocate | Feb 1, 2024

From its social and economic fabric to the physical environment and the behavior of its residents, Louisiana has been ranked the least healthy state in the nation for two years in a row.

A new initiative, spearheaded by the Louisiana Center for Health Equity, is hoping to identify and implement solutions that will help lift the state out of its trailing position. Dubbed LA40by2030, the working group behind the initiative reasons that, starting from the bottom, the state might not make it straight to the top. Instead, the plan is to make it to 40th in the nation by the end of the decade.

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New Baton Rouge charter school is taking applications for 2024-25 school year

BR Proud | Feb 1, 2024

A new charter school in Baton Rouge is accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year.

Baton Rouge Ochsner Discovery Health Sciences Academy, 17255 S. Harrells Ferry Road, opened in August 2023 and serves Pre-K through fourth grade.

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Physician burnout and depression, in 5 charts

The Advisory Board | Feb 1, 2024

Medscape last week released its 2024 Physician Burnout & Depression Report, with the data showing that both burnout and depression remain relatively high despite slight decreases from last year.

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75 hospital and health system chief pharmacy officers to know | 2024

Becker's Hospital Review | Jan 29, 2024

Becker's is delighted to honor 75 hospital and health system chief pharmacy officers.

Chief pharmacy officers provide systemwide oversight of medication management and drug supply, which in turn creates a safer patient experience. These executives are also responsible for leading cost-effective pharmacy strategy, implementing impactful pharmacy policies, driving automation and technology initiatives, and educating the next generation of pharmacy leaders.

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