SLIDELL, LA - Members of the Ochsner Medical Center – North Shore Auxiliary recently formed a partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illnes (NAMI). The group became interested in such a partnership after the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy. NAMI spokesperson Martha Benson recently spoke to the group about NAMI’s mission and programs.
NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of American affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, support and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need. Through the partnership Ochsner will provide meeting space for NAMI events, such as CONNECTION Peer to Peer Support Group and educational seminars for healthcare workers.
Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore has many volunteer opportunities available. Individuals interested in volunteering at Ochsner Medical Center – North Shore should call Kimberly Holmes, Volunteer and Community Outreach Manager, at 985.646.5021.
Ochsner’s North Shore region includes health centers in Abita Springs, Covington, Hammond, Mandeville and Slidell, providing access to physicians in a range of specialties. Ochsner Medical Center – North Shore is a 165-bed, acute-care hospital in Slidell offering a range of inpatient and outpatient services. Ochsner North Shore is a part of Ochsner Health System, southeast Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system. Ochsner has been named the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 16 consecutive years and is the only Louisiana hospital nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a “Best Hospital” across eleven specialty categories. Ochsner employs more than 13,000 employees, over 850 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts over 300 clinical research trials annually. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.