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Ochsner Announces Updated Fall Healthcare Seminar Schedule

Added on Oct 18, 2006 | Filed Under:

Baton Rouge, LA - Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge (formerly Summit Hospital) and Ochsner Health Center will offer a series of health-related seminars this fall. All seminars are free and open to the public. The seminar topics include osteoporosis, arthritis, young women's issues and robotic surgery options. The schedule is as follows: The schedule is as follows: I Don't Want to Shrink - Osteoporosis and You Saturday, October 28 Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge 17000 Medical Center Drive Noon And Wednesday, November…

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Ochsner’s Hope Chests Celebrate Life with Author Holly Clegg

Added on Oct 11, 2006 | Filed Under:

Ochsner Hope Chests - For more information on the Hope Chests call 225-761-5296 The Pink Ribbon Chefs from Ochsner's Hope Chests breast cancer support group recently celebrated life and breast cancer awareness month with nationally known local author and chef Holly Clegg. Clegg shared tips and secrets from her brand new book Eating Well through Cancer. Hope Chests meets the first Tuesday of every month at Ochsner Health Center in Baton Rouge (9001 Summa Avenue). The Pink Ribbon Chefs regularly cook meals for those struggling…

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Ochsner Conducts First Nationwide Carotid Procedure with Newly-Approved Stent System

Added on Oct 09, 2006 | Filed Under:

First U.S. Hospital to Offer Less-Invasive Procedure for Select Patients with Obstructed Neck Arteries

NEW ORLEANS, LA Ochsner Health System in New Orleans conducted the first patient procedure involving the new, FDA-approved PRECISE Nitinol Stent and ANGIOGUARD Emboli Capture Guidewire carotid system. The new devices, supplied by Cordis Endovascular, a division of Cordis Corporation, are used to treat clogged neck arteries, known as carotid artery disease.. Carotid artery diseasethe buildup of plaque in major arteries of the neck that carry blood to the brainis an important risk factor for stroke, the nations third leading cause of death and a…

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Ochsner Completes Purchase of Three New Orleans Hospitals

Added on Oct 01, 2006 | Filed Under:

Health System is now the Largest Provider in the State

NEW ORLEANS, LA Ochsner Health System announced today the completion of the purchase of three New Orleans hospitals, adding to its network of existing hospitals and health centers spread throughout the Southeast Louisiana region. These include: Ochsner Medical Center Kenner (formerly Kenner Regional Medical Center in Kenner, LA) Ochsner Medical Center West Bank (formerly Meadowcrest Hospital in Gretna, LA) Ochsner Baptist Medical Center (formerly Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans, LA) Signs of progress are everywhere in New Orleans, says Dr. Patrick Quinlan, Chief Executive…

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Ochsner Supports New Orleans Saints as Official Healthcare Sponsor

Added on Sep 19, 2006 | Filed Under:

Employee Pep Rally Event Celebrates September 25th Homecoming

NEW ORLEANS, LA Ochsner announced today its support for the New Orleans Saints, in their first season returning to the city post-Katrina, as the teams official healthcare sponsor. Ochsner will support the NFL team for the next four seasons: 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. As the Saints gear up for their first home game in the Superdome on Monday, Ochsner is hosting an employee pep rally event to cheer the team back home. When the Saints Go Marchin Home, Ochsner will be right beside them!…

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Ochsner President Recognized by Modern Healthcare Magazine

Added on Sep 17, 2006 | Filed Under:

Warner Thomas Receives "Up and Comer" Award for Outstanding Leadership

NEW ORLEANS, LA Ochsner Health System announced today that its Chief Operating Officer and President, Warner Thomas, has been recognized by Modern Healthcare Magazines September 18 issue as an Up and Comer in the healthcare industry for his outstanding leadership and direction during Hurricane Katrina. This year marks Modern Healthcare's 20th annual awards issue recognizing a dozen rising young management stars in healthcare. Warners leadership throughout the Katrina crisis helped guide the Ochsner Health System through many difficult weeks and months; his direction stabilized the…

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Ochsner Named One of AARPs Best Employers for Workers Over 50

Added on Sep 14, 2006 | Filed Under:

NEW ORLEANS, LA Ochsner Health System has been named one of AARPs Best Employers for Workers Over 50 for the second straight year. Ochsner was selected based on excellence in seven key categories: recruiting practices, workplace culture, continued opportunities, benefits, opportunities for retirees, organization statistics, and innovative practices. Honorees were chosen for their strategic business decisions in addressing the needs of an aging workforce by providing flexible work arrangements that accommodate the schedules of the employees and their families. A recent study by the AARP…

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Ochsner Health System Recognized by CIO Magazine as one of the CIO 100 Award Honorees

Added on Jun 14, 2006 | Filed Under:

NEW ORLEANS, LA - IDG's CIO magazine today announces Ochsner Health System as a recipient of the 2006 CIO 100 award. The annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). According to Abbie Lundberg, Editor in Chief of CIO magazine, "Year after year, the CIO 100 award recipients serve as industry role models for business and IT excellence. This years winners are particularly remarkable for their ability to translate IT innovation…

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