No Booze for 40 Days: Take the Lent Challenge!

With the Big Easy gearing up for Mardi Gras Day tomorrow, many New Orleanians and tourists will be diving deep into festivities far into the night. Some may even be getting a last cocktail in before the start of Lent…

Slidell Memorial Hospital and Ochsner Celebrate New Partnership and Future Vision of Healthcare

NEW ORLEANS – On Tuesday, January 19, 2016, Slidell Memorial Hospital (“SMH”) and Ochsner Health System (“Ochsner”) celebrated the formation of a long-term, strategic partnership focused on the continuation of high quality care, cost reduction through coordinating and improving resources,…

Ochsner Clinical School Recognizes Largest Class to Date with White Coat Ceremony

NEW ORLEANS – On Saturday, January 9, a group of 123 third-year medical students celebrated a milestone in their journey to become physicians with the Ochsner Clinical School’s sixth annual White Coat Ceremony. The ceremony cloaked the doctors-in-training with their…

Ochsner Employees Comfort Breast Cancer Survivors …  Through Knitting

NEW ORLEANS – For women battling breast cancer, a mastectomy can have a heavy physical and emotional toll. This is compounded by the fact that many report feeling “not themselves” or “incomplete” after surgery. A group of Ochsner employees is…

New Orleans Saints and Pelicans Owners Gayle & Tom Benson Donate $20 Million to Ochsner

NEW ORLEANS – Ochsner Health System announced today a $20 million gift – the largest gift in the history of the organization – from New Orleans Saints and Pelicans Owners, Gayle and Tom Benson to expand cancer care services and…

CareChex® Names Ochsner Among Top 10% In Nation In 13 Specialties

NEW ORLEANS –CareChex® – a division of Comparion® has recognized Ochsner Medical Center, Ochsner Baptist Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus* among the top 10% in the nation in 13 different specialties in its 2016 hospital…

Ochsner Health System Honors 17 New Medical Assistant Candidates through MA Now Training Program

New Orleans – Last month, Ochsner Health System and Delgado Community College honored 17 students at a graduation ceremony for the MA Now medical assistant training program. MA Now is one way Ochsner is working to make the community stronger…

Love in the Perfect Storm: Hurricane Katrina – 10 Years later

NEW ORLEANS – Ten years ago, Bryan Condon and Allison Martin found love in the most hopeless of places: the storm-ravaged halls of New Orleans’ Tenet-owned Memorial Medical Center, colloquially known in the community as “Baptist.” The then teenagers were…

Katrina Tattoo: Symbol of Hope and Strength

No matter where you were when Hurricane Katrina struck the region, the damage it inflicted is still etched into the hearts and minds of all who live here. Everyone has their personal story of what happened 10 years ago. For…

New Northshore Pediatric Specialty Clinic Opens as Part of Ochsner Health Network Partnership

COVINGTON – St. Tammany Parish Hospital and the St. Tammany West Chamber hosted a ribbon cutting and open house on Thursday to celebrate the opening of a new pediatric specialty clinic, a joint venture between St. Tammany Parish Hospital and…