Ochsner In the News

Local Teen Thankful for Straight Spine this Thanksgiving

WDSU | Nov 22, 2018

After being diagnosed with a severe spinal deformity, a local teen is thankful for the doctor who not only reinforced her back but reinforced her desire to become a doctor.

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Ochsner: “Don’t blame the turkey”

WAFB | Nov 13, 2018

For years, turkey has taken the blame for all those Thanksgiving naps but, according to Ochsner weight loss dietitian/nutritionist Grace E. Mansfield, RD, LDN, it’s not fair to blame the turkey.

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How Walmart Beats Amazon In The Big Easy

Forbes | Nov 6, 2018

A new health insurance plan offered by Ochsner Health Network to Walmart’s New Orleans area employees has put the world’s largest retailer ahead of Amazon when it comes to offering unique new health benefit options to its workers.

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Ochsner Brings New Healthcare Experience to Louisiana with Virtual Visits

WAFB | Nov 5, 2018

Ochsner Health System is now offering a consumer-facing virtual visit platform for urgent care visits called Ochsner Anywhere Care. Louisianans can now connect with board-certified primary care providers for secure, live, on-demand video visits, thanks to Ochsner’s partnership with American Well, a leading telehealth platform.

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Ochsner, Slidell Memorial Enter Deal to Jointly Operate Pelican Urgent Care's Slidell Location

The Advocate | Nov 2, 2018

Ochsner Health System and Slidell Memorial Hospital have entered into a lease agreement with Pelican Urgent Care to jointly operate Pelican's Slidell location.

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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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