Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate.
Ochsner Health is Louisiana’s largest system and is growing its statewide footprint. This month, Ochsner announced plans to spend $100 million opening 15 community health centers in underserved areas, including six in New Orleans and two each in Baton Rouge and Lafayette.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON The Advocate
The health system was right on the cusp of making the service direct-to-patient and bringing it into the ambulatory space, and the Covid-19 crisis became precisely the push they needed. In 2019, the system completed 3,000 ambulatory telehealth visits. That figure has jumped to over 300,000 in 2020 so far.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON MedCityNews
This 10-year commitment includes an initial investment of $100 million from Ochsner during the next five years. Investments will support projects that eliminate barriers to healthcare; bring resources into underserved, urban and rural communities; collaborate with partners to research and better understand health disparities; utilize technology and innovation to improve outcomes and invest in Louisiana’s next generation of healthcare providers and frontline staff.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON Biz New Orleans
The study evaluated 312 Ochsner Health cancer patients who tested positive for COVID-19 between March 1 and April 30, 2020 and compared that group’s mortality rates with 4,833 Ochsner Health COVID-19-positive patients without cancer during that same time period.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON Healthcare Journal New Orleans
Ochsner Health and the AMA partnered to effectively measure clinician burnout, identify effective interventions, and implement strategies that improve physician well-being thus driving higher-quality patient care.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON Becker's Hospital Review
Dr. Anthony Fauci said that the results are “extraordinary.” Pfizer is planning to ask the FDA for emergency use authorization as soon as next week. Ochsner's Dr. Victoria Smith participated in the trials as a patient.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON ABC News
Nursing is an intimate job under the best of circumstances. Nurses provide care and comfort for a patient when they are at their most vulnerable. With the pandemic forcing patients into strict isolation, nurses are now family in every way but blood.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON WAFB
Ochsner Health and Loyola University New Orleans partnered on a new undergraduate nursing program in an effort to address workforce shortages in Louisiana and the nation.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON Becker's Hospital Review
Health insurance prices continue to rise for myriad reasons, including growing pharmaceutical drug costs, and, while there isn’t much companies can do for short-term relief, Ochsner Health System President and CEO Warner Thomas and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana senior economist Michael Bertaut recommend companies encourage their employees to focus on wellness and preventive care to lower future costs.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON Baton Rouge Business Report
Nunez Community College proudly presented St. Bernard Parish Hospital CEO Kim Keene with the college’s Chancellor’s Vision Award during Convocation 2020.
Nunez Chancellor Dr. Tina Tinney cited Keene’s savvy guidance of SBPH, the hospital’s educational relationship with Nunez’s nursing program and Keene’s invaluable membership on Nunez’s Foundation Board as factors that made Keene the obvious choice for this year’s Chancellor’s Vision Award.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON Biz New Orleans