NEW ORLEANS - Nurses and physicians from Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank Campus visited Ehret High School in Marrero as part of a community outreach event to provide free health and wellness screenings for the school's faculty and staff. Eighty-four members of the staff participated in screenings for total cholesterol, HDL, glucose and blood pressure.
In addition, two Ochsner physicians were onsite: Dr. Roger Racz, D.P.M., a podiatrist who conducted foot screenings and Dr. Shari Rodgers, a family practice physician who answered personal health questions.
Ehret High School is the home of Ochsner Health System's newest school-based health center, which opened at the beginning of the 2010 school year. Bonnabel High School was the site of Ochsner's first school-based clinic, which opened in 2008 and saw 3,600 visits in the 2010 school year.
Ochsner Health System is southeast Louisiana's largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system with eight hospitals and over 38 health centers in Louisiana. Ochsner has been named the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 15 consecutive years and is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a "Best Hospital" across seven specialty categories. Ochsner employs more than 12,500 employees, over 850 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts over 300 clinical research trials annually. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.