Ochsner History Book: Employee Stories

Aurveen Klein

“Ochsner’s mission is about more than patient care, it’s about community service. We want to continue to strive for improvement in disease prevention and education... there’s so much more to be done and Ochsner is committed to providing those services.”
Surveen Klein, Transplant Social Work Supervisor and Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Social Worker, Ochsner Medical Center

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Nicole Gonzolas

“Everyday I get the opportunity to work with physicians, peers, nurses and employees to provide new services, help bring state-of-the-art technologies and new clinic services to improve and raise the quality of care for our region.”
Nicole Gonzales, Assistant Vice President of Clinic Operations, Ochsner Health Center – Covington 

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Nga Vu

“I’m excited that this journey doesn’t just end with the clinical treatment we provide, but that we also strive to develop an even deeper, more profound relationship with a patient so that their experience here is more meaningful and rewarding.”
Nga Vu, Vice President Operations, Chief Operating Officer, Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank Campus

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Mike Hulefeld

“It’s really about the people here. We have a lot of great buildings and a lot of great technology, but frankly so do a lot of other places. The difference is our people. I think we have some of the best physicians, the best surgeons, the best nurses and the best staff in the country. They are a cut above the rest.”
Mike Hulefeld, Chief Executive Officer, Ochsner Medical Center

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Lisa Bazzett

“Over the past several years, I’ve become involved with mission programs in which Ochsner physicians serve in other countries like Central and South America and Africa. Despite what some people feel are inadequacies in the U.S. healthcare system, my experience has made me realize just how fortunate we are to have this advanced level of care.”
Lisa Bazzett, Gynecologic Oncologist, Ochsner Medical Center

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Julia Cook

“All of the research and all of the studies we do that result in publication serve as the foundation for the new discoveries, the new diagnostics and the new therapies that are ultimately invaluable to our patients.” 
Julia Cook, Ph.D., Research Scientist and Co-Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, Ochsner Medical Center

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JoAnn Cardaro

“I’m proud to work at Ochsner. Even though we have several different community hospitals, everyone works together as one team. We share the same commitment. We focus on the patient, on how to improve patient satisfaction and, most of all, on improving the quality of care.”
JoAnn Cardaro, Unit Director of the Med Surg Unit and ICU, Ochsner Baptist Medical Center

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Joan Rooney

“Ochsner is about hope. Ochsner is about giving back to the community and being there for the community. Ochsner is about excellence in everything we do. That is evident in the positive outcomes for our patients, and in our constant striving to be better.”
Joan Rooney, Assistant Vice President of Women’s, Neonatal and Primary Care Services, Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus

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Floyd Grayson

“I think of Ochsner as being a big family. Over the years I’ve made a lot of friends and associates and we’ve experienced a lot together. Anytime anyone was in need, people were there to help. We were always connected.” 
Floyd Grayson, A/V Technician, Ochsner Medical Center

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Audrey Jac

“Ochsner stands for commitment to quality healthcare. It stands for dedication to the work we do. It stands for being there for our patients, our physicians and our employees. It means being of service to the community.” Audrey Jack, Manager of Business Offices, Ochsner Medical Center – Kenner

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Dr. Troy Scroggins

“One of the things I really appreciate about Ochsner is that I’ve been able to practice medicine the way I wanted to practice medicine – to a very high standard, and without having to compromise the quality of treatments or the way we would treat patients.”
Dr. Troy Scroggins, Chairman of Radiation Oncology, Ochsner Medical Center

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