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Ochsner Celebrates National Nurse Anesthetists Week

Added on Jan 26, 2009 | Filed Under: General News

The "Quiet" Medical Profession

NEW ORLEANS - If you've ever undergone surgery, then a nurse anesthetist is probably one of the last people you remember seeing in the operating room. This "quiet" medical specialty, which is often known only to the medical profession, plays an essential role in surgical procedures by assisting, and in some cases, delivering anesthesia. Throughout the week of January 25-31, Ochsner will honor its Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) during National Nurse Anesthetists Week with a display in the Atrium Tower at 1514 Jefferson Hwy…

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Ochsner Joins with St. Charles Parish Hospital to Grow Cardiac Services

Added on Jan 26, 2009 | Filed Under: General News | Video(s)

Ochsner Adds Specialized Heart Care to Complement Local Physician Practices

On January 7, 2009, the Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute joined with cardiologists at St. Charles Parish Hospital in Luling, La to offer local residents specialized, diagnostic procedures closer to home

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Ochsner and Ursuline Academy Partner for Blood Drive, Health Fair

Added on Jan 21, 2009 | Filed Under: General News

NEW ORLEANS– On Thursday, January 22, 2009, from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm, at Ursuline Academy, 2635 State Street, New Orleans, LA 70118, Ochsner and the Ursuline Parents Club invite parents, students and the community to participate in a FREE Ochsner Blood Drive and Health Fair. Blood drive participants will receive free cholesterol and blood pressure screenings, and for all male donors, PSA screenings. In addition to the Health Fair, two guest speakers will attend: • 6:00 pm: Shannon Lovell, Social Worker from Ochsner Psychiatry…

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Ochsner Honors Medical Pioneer at John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute Dedication

Added on Jan 21, 2009 | Filed Under: General News

World-Renowned Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. John Ochsner Honored at Private Unveiling01-21-09_JO_OHVI_Dedication.doc

Ochsner honors world-renowned cardiothoracic heart surgeon and medical pioneer Dr. John Ochsner as it celebrates the dedication of the “John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute.”

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Ochsner Baptist Brings Back Internal Medicine Care

Added on Jan 21, 2009 | Filed Under: General News

Uptown Campus Continues Growing Services; Three Local Physicians ReturnBaptist_Internal_Medicine_Services.doc

Along with its recently opened full-service ER, Ochsner Baptist has brought Internal Medicine services back to the uptown campus and three physicians have returned to their pre-Katrina service area

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Ochsner Baptist Opens ER and Clara Wing

Added on Jan 12, 2009 | Filed Under: General News | Video(s)

Uptown New Orleans Campus Opens Community ER, Expanded ICU, and All-Private Hospital Wing

NEW ORLEANS - At a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00am on Monday, January 12, 2009, DHH Secretary Alan Levine and New Orleans City Councilwoman Stacy Head will join Ochsner Baptist Medical Center and the community to celebrate the opening of its full-service Emergency Room and a 43 all-private room hospital wing at 2700 Napoleon Avenue in Uptown New Orleans. This additional $12 million investment includes expanding the Ochsner Baptist ICU from three to 12 beds and is in addition to the more than $20 million…

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Elmwood Fitness Center’s “Biggest Loser” Program Begins

Added on Jan 08, 2009 | Filed Under: General News

Elmwood Fitness Center is renewing its reality weight loss program as it localizes “The Biggest Loser” in New Orleans beginning February 2nd for individuals 18 years and older.

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Ochsner and H&R Block Celebrate the Last Baby, a.k.a. Tax Break 2009

Added on Jan 05, 2009 | Filed Under: General News

Last Baby of the Year Yields Biggest Tax Savings in a Struggling Economy01-05-09_Last_Baby__New_Years_Babies-1.doc

It’s always the first baby of the New Year that grabs media headlines, but as our nation faces financial challenges, a Gretna, LA, family is celebrating their last tax break of 2008.

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Advice For New Year’s Revelers Who Plan to Imbibe

Added on Dec 31, 2008 | Filed Under: General News

The holidays are a time for celebration, but Ochsner Health System has some serious advice for revelers who plan to indulge in spirits this New Year’s Eve.

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‘Tis the Season for Stress!

Added on Dec 15, 2008 | Filed Under: Press Release

Ochsner Psychiatrist Offers Tips to Overcome Holiday Stress Reactions

NEW ORLEANS - Do you have control over stress, or does it control you?  With the holidays around the corner, many New Orleanians may be feeling ovewhelmed. Ochsner Medical Center Chairman of Psychiatry Dr. Alvin Rouchell, MD, offers advice to cope with the hustle and bustle this season. "Stress and feelings of being overwhelmed are your body's warning signs and you should take them seriously," explains Dr. Rouchell.  "Sit down with a partner or friend and have a heart-to-heart discussion about what's going on in…

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