Ochsner In the News

Ochsner to Raise its Minimum Wage to $12 in January, Affecting 1,200 Employees

The Advocate | Dec 6, 2018

Ochsner Health System, the state's biggest nonprofit health care company, said Thursday that it will raise its minimum wage to $12 per hour, an almost $4 increase that will affect more than 1,200 employees across the system.

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Is the Time Now Right for Consumer Telehealth? Ochsner Forges Ahead

HealthLeaders | Dec 4, 2018

Ochsner partnered with a vendor to provide technology, reduce risk, and allow testing of different staffing models.

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Health Fund Launches on Giving Tuesday

American Press | Nov 28, 2018

On Giving Tuesday, Christus Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana launched its Women’s Health Fund and the newly-established James W. Gardiner Center at Christus Ochsner Lake Area Hospital.

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Christus Ochsner Wellness Screening and Genetics Center Opens in Lake Charles

KPLC | Nov 26, 2018

Doctors across the Lake Area are working to identify and prevent eight different types of cancers through a new wellness center.

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CEO Forum - Leadership in Healthcare

CEO Forum | Nov 24, 2018

Dedicated to sharing wisdom to and from leading CEOs, the CEO Forum Group shares best practices for driving job creation and expanding innovation. Ochsner Health System’s President and CEO Warner Thomas sat down with The CEO Forum Group to share his vision for leadership in healthcare and the role innovation plays in shaping the future of the industry.

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11 Ochsner Health System Facilities Receive ‘A’ for Patient Safety

Baton Rouge Business Report | Nov 23, 2018

Eleven Ochsner Health System facilities, including four partner hospitals, were awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. This designation recognizes efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

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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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