Ochsner Hello Health Seminars Broadcast on Local TV

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

Community Seminars Now Available with Live Q&A; on Several Local TV Channels

NEW ORLEANS - Each month, Ochsner hosts multiple community Hello Health seminars to provide physicians and other experts with a way to educate local residents on various health topics. And now you can find Hello Health for TV by tuning into WLAE-TV Cox Channel 14, Direct TV Channel 32, Charter Channel 11, or Digital Channel 32.1 every 4th Monday of the month from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm CST.

Hello Health for TV will be 1 hour long and will feature a presentation by an Ochsner physician for the first 30 minutes, with the opportunity for the audience at home to e-mail or call in with questions during the last 30 minutes.  Additionally, the first half of the show will replay the following Sunday from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm, and will also be posted on http://www.ochsner.org as well as on WLAE's website.

The series will run as follows:

  • Monday, July 28: Dr. Yung-Wei Chi, Vascular Medicine Specialist, Varicose Veins
  • Monday, August 25: Dr. George Chimento, Orthopedic Surgeon, Total Joint Replacement

Ochsner Health System (www.ochsner.org) is a non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system dedicated to patient care, research and education.  The system includes seven hospitals and over 35 health centers located throughout Southeast Louisiana.  Ochsner employs over 600 physicians in 80 medical specialties and subspecialties and 450 clinical research trials annually.  Ochsner was ranked one of the "Best Places to Work" by New Orleans CityBusiness in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and received the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 12 consecutive years.  Ochsner was ranked as "Best" Hospital by U.S. News and World Report in July 2007.  Ochsner has over 10,000 employees system-wide.

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