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Public Relations Contacts

     New Orleans - Bayou Regions:
          Stafford Scott Maestri: stmaestri@ochsner.org, 504-842-9143

          Giselle Hecker: ghecker@ochsner.org, 504-842-9219

     Baton Rouge - North Shore Region:
          Shelly Dupre, Impact Management Group: shelly@impactmanagement.com, 225-819-1540

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Ochsner Sleep Medicine Stresses the Importance of Catching Zzz’s

Added on Oct 05, 2008 | Filed Under:

Ochsner Health Center -Kenner Adds Sleep Medicine Clinic, 2120 Driftwood Blvd.

Problems falling and staying asleep? It's a dilemma that shows no bias for age, race, and socio-economic level. By gauging the number of sleep aid advertisements, it's obvious that this problem troubles millions of Americans every night. Ochsner Health Center - Kenner is opening a new sleep medicine clinic at its 2120 Driftwood Blvd. location to help residents in Kenner get a good night's rest.

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Ochsner hosts New Orleans Saints Employee Parade

Added on Sep 25, 2008 | Filed Under: General News

Celebrates Second Home Game - September 28 Against 49ers

NEW ORLEANS - On Friday, September 26, from 1pm - 2pm, Ochsner will feature the Saintsations, a 2nd Line, and some very proud fans as the hospital hosts an indoor Saints Parade and Pep Rally for employees. Ochsner, the official healthcare provider of the New Orleans Saints, is welcoming the team back to the Superdome for their second home game against the San Francisco 49rs.  The event will be in the 1514 Jefferson Highway Main Atrium and will include pediatric patients tossing Ochsner black and…

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Ochsner Baptist Welcomes Growing “Pains”

Added on Sep 22, 2008 | Filed Under: General News

Ochsner Baptist Medical Center Opens Pain Management Program

NEW ORLEANS - Managing chronic pain is important and with today's medical treatments, most pain can be well-controlled helping patients live better and improving their quality of life. Ochsner Baptist Medical Center announced today that it has opened a new Pain Management Program with comprehensive consultative and interventional pain management services at its Uptown campus. The Pain Management Program offers patients evaluation, diagnosis, intervention and management of pain-related diseases and disorders. Drs. Tarun Jolly, Hazem Eissa, M. Ali Khan and Nurse Practitioner Sherry Farrington are…

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Ochsner Statement

Added on Sep 21, 2008 | Filed Under: General News

Re: Ochsner Physical Therapy - Metairie Incident

"In response to the recent incident at Ochsner Physical Therapy - Metairie, Ochsner would like to re-assure all employees and patients of their safety and that we take security measures very seriously at all Ochsner locations. We are cooperating fully with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office and will assist them in any way possible." "Our thoughts and prayers are with our employee who was injured today. Our chaplains and social workers are on-site to help provide support and counseling as needed." Lawrence Van Hoose Senior…

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39 Ochsner Nurses Named In “100 Great Nurses of Louisiana”

Added on Sep 18, 2008 | Filed Under: General News

NEW ORLEANS - Once a year, 100 of Louisiana's brightest registered nurses are singled out for their outstanding contributions to the profession at the Great 100 Nurses Celebration. This year, a record number of Ochsner Health System nurses are named as 39 of the 100 "Great Nurses" are Ochsner nurses.  In 2007, Ochsner had 33 nurses chosen for the list and in 2006 had 25.  "This prestigious award is a significant accomplishment for our nursing staff and an honor for the institution," says Dr. Patrick…

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Ochsner Hosts Family Fundraiser

Added on Sep 17, 2008 | Filed Under: General News

Party-4-Peds to Benefit Pediatrics

NEW ORLEANS - On Saturday, October 18, 2008, from 4pm-7pm, Ochsner will host an event for local families as it transforms its Children's Health Center at 1315 Jefferson Highway into a fun-filled, family fundraiser for Ochsner Pediatrics and the Ochsner Pediatric Family Assistance Fund. The action-packed party includes entertainment by Radio Disney, refreshments by local restaurants, and entertainment including large inflatable play stations, stilt walkers, clowns and magicians, paint-the-pottery activities, t-shirt art, and jewelry making. For adults, there will be a silent auction featuring weekend…

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Local “Biggest Loser” Program Starts at Elmwood Fitness Center

Added on Sep 15, 2008 | Filed Under: General News

Coincides with New Season of National "Biggest Loser" Television Program

NEW ORLEANS - Elmwood Fitness Center is renewing its reality weight loss program as it localizes "The Biggest Loser" in New Orleans beginning September 29 for individuals 18 years and up. Trainers and nutritionists at Elmwood are offering local residents the opportunity to drop pounds and inches, and establish a successful long-term lifestyle plan that will help keep the pounds off.  Pre-testing for the 10-week program begins the week of September 22; cost is $200 for Elmwood members and $350 for non-members.  "Our program intentionally…

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Osteoporosis: Are You At Risk?

Added on Sep 14, 2008 | Filed Under: General News

"Hello Health" Community Event at Commander's Palace

NEW ORLEANS - In the U.S. alone, 10 million individuals have osteoporosis and almost 34 million more are at an increased risk for this disease; and, while osteoporosis is often thought of as an older person's disease, it can strike at any age. To educate patients on osteoporosis and available treatments, Ochsner Health System is hosting a Hello Health seminar on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, at 12:00pm at Commander's Palace in New Orleans.  Dr. Joseph Zavatzky, Neurosurgeon at Ochsner Medical Center, will be the guest…

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St. Charles Parish Hospital and Ochsner Announce Partnership

Added on Sep 14, 2008 | Filed Under: General News

Collaboration Expands Specialty Care in St. Charles Parish

NEW ORLEANS, LA - St. Charles Parish Hospital and Ochsner Health System announced today they have signed a letter of intent to create a clinical affiliation and have forged a long-term partnership. The agreement will include Ochsner assisting St. Charles Parish Hospital in filling clinical gaps in service, expanding clinical services, and will further Ochsner's investment in the West Bank region to better meet patient needs. "The decision to sign this letter of intent is beneficial to the long-term health of St. Charles Parish Hospital,"…

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Blood Clots (DVT) Linked to Long Distance Travel during Evacuations

Added on Sep 08, 2008 | Filed Under: General News

NEW ORLEANS - During Hurricane Season, many of us spend long hours in the car evacuating to distant locations, likely several more hours than we'd normally have planned for. That time spent sitting without getting up to move around and stretch can lead to potential problems that are similar to long flights known as DVT or blood clots.

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