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.
Now, a year into his newest role as CEO, he told Becker's he is excited about the work of the organization in terms of the workforce, innovation and providing access to care. He shared his top priorities, discussed his leadership style and offered advice for his peers.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON Becker's Hospital Review
Thanks to a partnership between Ochsner Health and MD Anderson Cancer Center, patients throughout South Louisiana have access to the most innovative treatments and groundbreaking clinical trials close to home. Through this collaboration, Ochsner is the first and only provider in Louisiana with a fully integrated cancer program based on MD Anderson’s standards and treatment protocols.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON The Advocate
In continuing efforts to bring awareness to the opioid epidemic, Ochsner Lafayette General is partnering with rural communities to bring opioid response programs like the symposium that took place in Jennings Thursday.
“The whole event is about helping our families to understand it is here, it exists, and it’s escalating,” Karen Wyble with Ochsner Lafayette General said.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON KLFY
The AMA Joy in Medicine™ Health System Recognition Program has recognized Ochsner Health for the third time in 2023. Nigel Girgrah, MD, PhD, chief wellness officer at Ochsner Health joins to discuss the evolution of Ochsner's organizational well-being program and its strategic framework for the future. AMA Chief Experience Officer Todd Unger hosts.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON American Medical Association
Proceeds from the Moonlight & Miracles Gala support the Ochsner Institute, cancer patients, and cancer research in Louisiana.
The Gala will be streamed on Sun., Nov. 12, after the NFL on Fox 8 at approximately 7 p.m.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON WVUE
Ochsner Health System is building another speciality clinic for older adults, spending more than $2.8 million to convert space formerly occupied by a cosmetics store and a pizza restaurant in a Marrero shopping center.
It will be the health care provider's sixth Ochsner 65 Plus clinic and the second in Jefferson Parish, where the median age, 40, is higher than that of Louisiana and the United States — and rising faster than both.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON Nola.com
On Nov. 6, Ochsner Health broke ground on the Debra H. and Robert J. Patrick Neuroscience Center on Jefferson Highway near Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans.
Announced in 2022, the 132,000-square-foot facility will integrate Ochsner’s neurology, neurosurgery and behavioral health departments. It also will include an assistive technology lab to help patients living with ALS and other neurological disorders increase their independence, mobility and communication. The lab was inspired by a strategic partnership with Team Gleason.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON Biz New Orleans
Dr. Yvens Laborde has been named chief community medical officer for Ochsner Health. He will lead the health system’s community strategy to promote health equity and further align initiatives under Healthy State, a collaborative effort with government, nonprofit and business organizations to promote health and wellness in Louisiana.
Laborde will also develop programs to train and educate students and healthcare professionals on the principles and practices of health equity and social drivers of health and wellness.
The new community medical officer role comes a year after the formation of the 38-member Healthy State Advisory Board.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON Biz New Orleans
Mobile, Ala.-based Infirmary Health, the largest nonprofit private healthcare provider in the state, is teaming up with New Orleans-based Ochsner Health by joining its accountable care organization, the two systems said Nov. 2.
The partnership with Ochsner Accountable Care Network, a top-performing ACO, aims to further improve health outcomes for older adults across the Gulf Coast region.
Infirmary Health physicians will join the already more than 2,250 physicians working within the Ochsner Accountable Care Network, which recently reported its seventh straight year of top-ranking CMS results, Ochsner said.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON Becker's Hospital Review
Nigel Girgrah, M.D., chief wellness officer at Ochsner Health, discusses the business case for workforce well-being.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON American Hospital Association