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Ochsner is recognized by industry experts

We're honored by the recognition and awards we've received. They show us that our hard work in delivering top-notch care to the people in the Gulf South area and beyond is making a real difference. More than that, these honors set a standard for us. They give us a clear goal to strive toward as we continue to do our best. 

We appreciate all the doctors who work with us at Ochsner Health. We also extend our heartfelt gratitude to every nurse, technician and staff member who is part of our team. Your dedication to providing the best possible care to each patient who visits us is what makes us who we are. Thank you for your commitment and for making a positive impact on the lives of so many people.


July 2024

Ochsner Medical Center Ranked No. 1 in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report

July 16, 2024

For the 13th consecutive year, Ochsner Medical Center - New Orleans (OMC), inclusive of Ochsner Medical Center- West Bank and Ochsner Baptist, has been named by U.S. News & World Report to its 2024-2025 Best Hospitals, ranking as the Best Hospital in Louisiana and the No. 1 hospital in the New Orleans metro area. Additional Ochsner hospitals and facilities received accolades from U.S. News & World Report, as part of the annual review.

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June 2024

Ochsner Health wins innovator award funds for Connected MOM

June 24, 2024

A national competition by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health identifies and rewards innovative programs that ensure women with hypertension during pregnancy and/or postpartum receive appropriate monitoring and follow-up. Ochsner Health has been named among the final winners for its program Ochsner Connected Maternity Online Monitoring (MOM).

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Ochsner Health physician receives national appointment and prestigious honor

June 12, 2024

Ochsner Health is proud to recognize two recent professional accomplishments of Dr. Gerald “Gerry” Cvitanovich, chief strategy officer of Ochsner Urgent Care and Occupational Health.

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St. Bernard Parish Hospital included among Becker’s 100 Great Community Hospitals

June 11, 2024

This marks the second consecutive year St. Bernard Parish Hospital has earned the honor of being named a Great Community Hospital.

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May 2024

Ochsner Health recognized as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes

May 16, 2024

Dedicated to enhancing access and opportunities for all its employees, Ochsner Health is a frontrunner in fostering a professional environment where diversity is celebrated, and every employee is empowered to contribute to the collective success of the organization.

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Ochsner Medical Center-Baton Rouge certified for stroke readiness

May 13, 2024

The designation means OMC-Baton Rouge meets The Joint Commission's designation for readiness to treat patients who experience severe stroke.

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Ochsner Health named to Newsweek’s America’s Greatest Workplaces 2024 for Mental Wellbeing

May 7, 2024

The ranking survey conducted included responses from more than 250,000 young professionals and more than 1.5 million company reviews.

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Ochsner Health hospitals and partners earn an ‘A’ Spring 2024 Hospital Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group

May 1, 2024

Leapfrog assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 measures of errors, accidents, injuries and infections as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent them.

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April 2024

Ochsner Medical Center - New Orleans achieves Magnet® designation for nursing services for the fifth time

April 30, 2024

Receiving Magnet®️ recognition is a great achievement for OMC-New Orleans, firmly placing the hospital in the top echelon for professional nursing practices. 

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Ochsner Health Receives 2024 Top Workplaces Culture Excellence Awards

April 15, 2024

The Top Workplaces program has a 17-year history of surveying and celebrating people-first organizations nationally and across 60 regional markets. Top Workplaces awards are based on feedback from a research-backed employee engagement survey. 

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Ochsner Health Nurses Honored by the Louisiana State Nursing Association

April 1, 2024

LSNA selected 40 outstanding nurse leaders 40 years of age and under who exemplify dedication to the nursing profession and demonstrate the qualities of a good leader.

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March 2024

Ochsner Health named to Newsweek’s America’s Greatest Workplaces 2024 for Job Starters

March 28, 2024

In a survey that included more than 75,000 young professionals and more than 540,000 company reviews, Ochsner earned 5 out of 5 stars.

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Ochsner Health cardiologist receives “Women in STEM” award

March 7, 2024

As an honoree, Dr. Qamruddin was formally recognized at the 2024 “Go Red for Women” luncheon on Friday, March 1. The event, held at the Hilton Riverside, celebrated the accomplishments of all six “Women in STEM” honorees and encouraged continued advancements in the field.

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Newsweek Names Ochsner Health One of “America’s Greatest Workplaces for Women 2024”

March 6, 2024

In a survey conducted by Newsweek that included more than 142,000 women across more than 848,000 American companies, Ochsner Health, classified as a large company on the list, earned 5 out of 5 stars.

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February 2024

Ochsner Health Hospitals Accredited as Surgical Review Corporation Centers of Excellence

February 20, 2024

This accreditation recognizes Ochsner Health’s commitment to a high standard of quality patient care delivery and safety.

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Ochsner Health physician granted NIH Trailblazer Award

February 14, 2024

In response to the pressing need for new pain treatments during the opioid crisis, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has honored Dr. Hernan Bazan, an Ochsner Health physician and John Ochsner Endowed Professor of Cardiovascular Innovation, with the 2024 NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term® Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative® Director’s Trailblazer Award.

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January 2024

Ochsner Receives Multiple 2023 Press Ganey Awards

January 23, 2024

The awards are part of Press Ganey’s annual ranking of the top hospitals and health systems in the country, according to performance in patient experience, employee experience, physician experience, clinical quality performance and consumer experience.

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Ochsner Health Named One of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity by Newsweek for the Second Consecutive Year

January 22, 2024

The Newsweek survey of over 220,000+ individuals included representation at more than 1.5 million companies in America. Ochsner earned 5 out of 5 stars on the large company category score list.

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December 2023

Ochsner Health named in Top 25 for Healthcare Supply Chain

December 26, 2023

Health systems recognized as leaders in supply chain are those advancing the digital supply chain and attracting and retaining talent in supply chain. They frequently discover innovative solutions for automation and are moving beyond resiliency and toward antifragility.

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Ochsner Health Honored With Vizient Southern States Brilliance Award

December 22, 2023

Dr. Hill received the Brilliance Award for his presentation, "Using Automated Text to Reduce Queries and Enhance Clinical Documentation." This project showcases how Ochsner, an innovator in digital healthcare, is testing generative AI to draft message responses from healthcare workers to patients.

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Ochsner Health Network announces multi-million dollar impact

December 20, 2023

The latest report from Ochsner Health Network boasts more than $56 million in total cost-of-care savings to our community’s most vulnerable populations, with $38 million in rewards to be shared among the network’s providers.

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November 2023

Ochsner Health achieves HIMSS Validation for advanced digital adoption

November 21, 2023

Stage 7 validation represents Ochsner's commitment to optimize the use of data, information and technology to advance quality of care for patients, says the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

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Ochsner Health Honored for Digital Excellence as 2023 Digital Health “Most Wired”

November 9, 2023

Among the more than 55,000 facilities represented, Ochsner ranked above peers in categories like analytics and data management, population health, infrastructure, and patient engagement.

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Ochsner Health Announces New Chief Community Medical Officer

November 6, 2023

The new community medical officer role comes a year after the formation of the 38-member Healthy State Advisory Board and furthers the collective Healthy State mission of creating healthier, happier and more productive communities, with health equity at the forefront of these efforts. Together, Healthy State members from every sector bring resources to underserved communities; better understand the impact of health and social conditions; utilize data, technology and innovation to improve outcomes; and invest in Louisiana’s economic growth and workforce.

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Ochsner Health hospitals and partners earn national recognition from The Leapfrog Group

November 6, 2023

The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog that sets standards for excellence in patient care, assigns a grade to general hospitals across the country based on more than 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent them.

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Ochsner Health Nurses Honored by The DAISY Foundation

November 2, 2023

The prestigious DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses celebrates nurses internationally for their dedication, excellence in clinical care and compassion.

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October 2023

Edward Bluth Awarded the Lawrence A. Mack Lifetime Achievement Award by Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound

October 24, 2023

The Lawrence A. Mack Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest annual award given to a SRU member. The SRU, comprised of radiologists with expertise in ultrasound, works towards advancing science, practice and teaching of the specialty of ultrasound to ensure the professional fulfillment of radiologists performing ultrasound and optimize the practice of ultrasound for the benefit of patients.

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Ochsner Health Pharmacy Nationally Recognized for Excellence in Innovation by Vizient

October 16, 2023

Ochsner Health is proud to receive a 2023 Vizient Pharmacy Vision Award. Ochsner is recognized for Excellence in Innovation, which honors teams who have implemented novel approaches to complex patient care in conjunction with other departments.

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Ochsner Health Recipient of the 2023-24 WebMD Choice Awards

October 16, 2023

The awards program identifies the “best in class” health systems in a local region from a consumer perspective across five specialties: Oncology, Cardiology, Orthopedics, Neurology and Gastroenterology. In addition, the award program identifies healthcare providers' perspectives on which hospitals or health systems they consider best for care in their area.

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Ochsner Health honored by AMA for promoting well-being of healthcare workers

October 3, 2023

Ochsner Health has earned Gold recognition level from the American Medical Association (AMA) as a Joy in Medicine™ recognized organization.

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Ochsner Facilities Awarded Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Accreditation from The Joint Commission

October 2, 2023

Ochsner Medical Center and Ochsner Hospital for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine was previously awarded this two-year recognition in 2021 and are two of only three hospitals in Louisiana with this prestigious accreditation.

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September 2023

St. Bernard Parish Hospital Receives Three National Awards for Patient Care and Experience

September 29, 2023

St. Bernard Parish Hospital (SBPH) recently received recognition highlighting patient care and experience, including a “High Performing” in Procedure and Condition Award from U.S. News & World Report and inclusion to the 2023 edition of the “Great Community Hospitals” and “Top Hospitals for Patient Experience” lists by Becker's Hospital Review, a leading healthcare publication.

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Ochsner Health Named to Newsweek’s America’s Greatest Workplaces for Parents and Families 2023

September 27, 2023

A large-scale employer study based on over 224,000 company reviews aided in selecting 800 companies and organizations nationwide for the inaugural list.

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St. Bernard Parish Hospital Honored Regionally with LAMMICO's 8th Annual Patient Safety Award and Grant

September 13, 2023

By demonstrating the most effective methods employed to prevent CLABSIs after completing LAMMICO's risk management and patient safety education, St. Bernard Parish Hospital was awarded LAMMICO's Patient Safety Award and grant.

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August 2023

Ochsner ACO saves Medicare $27 million; ranks in top 5% for service

August 31, 2023

Ochsner Accountable Care Network’s participating physicians and providers lowered expected cost of care by more than $27 million for more than 52,000 Medicare beneficiaries in 2022. 

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St. Charles Parish Hospital Named a Great Community Hospital by Becker’s Hospital Review

August 18, 2023

The "Great Community Hospitals" list celebrates hospitals' dedication to optimizing Healthcare. Community Hospitals on the list are known for clinical excellence, compassionate care, economic impact on their communities and more.

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Ochsner Medical Center Ranked #1 in Louisiana for the 12th Consecutive Year by U.S. News & World Report

August 1, 2023

Ochsner Medical Center - New Orleans (OMC), inclusive of Ochsner Medical Center- West Bank and Ochsner Baptist, has been named by U.S. News & World Report to its 2023-2024 Best Hospitals. Additionally, OMC is the #1 hospital in the New Orleans metro area.

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Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center Named Best Hospital in Southwestern Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report

August 1, 2023

Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center which includes Ochsner Lafayette General Surgical Hospital, Ochsner Lafayette General Orthopedic Hospital and Ochsner Cancer Center of Acadiana, named Best Hospital in Southwestern Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report. This is the first time OLGMC has been recognized as Best Hospital in Southwestern Louisiana.

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July 2023

Ochsner Health named one of America’s Greatest Workplaces by Newsweek

July 11, 2023

Ochsner Health was named one America’s Greatest Workplaces in 2023 by Newsweek. Celebrating more than 80 years of service, Ochsner is an integrated healthcare system operating 46 hospitals and more than 370 health and urgent care centers across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the Gulf South, employing more than 37,000 people.

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June 2023

The Ochsner Cancer Institute Earns Prestigious Three-Star Rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

June 27, 2023

The three-star rating, which denotes the highest category of quality, places the Ochsner Cancer Institute in the top 2.5% of thoracic surgery programs in the United States and Canada.

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Ochsner Hospital for Children Named #1 Hospital for Kids in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report

June 21, 2023

For the third consecutive year, Ochsner Hospital for Children has been named the #1 hospital for kids in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report.

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Ochsner Health Awarded the 2022 Morial Award for Corporation of the Year

June 14, 2023

The Morial Awards recognize a small business and a corporation that have demonstrated innovative growth and economic impact, as well as exceptional contributions to increasing diversity and creating equal opportunities for local communities and small business across the state of Louisiana.

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May 2023

Ochsner in America’s Best Maternity Hospitals by Newsweek

May 25, 2023

Three Ochsner Health hospitals have been recognized as part of Newsweek’s list of Best Maternity Hospitals for 2023. Only 384 hospitals nationwide (and only eight in Louisiana) made the magazine’s annual list of Best Maternity Hospitals, which recognizes hospitals that excel in providing high-quality care to mothers and newborns.

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Ochsner Health’s Edward Bluth Honored by American College of Radiology

May 8, 2023

The ACR Gold Medal is awarded by the Board of Chancellors to an individual for distinguished and extraordinary service to the ACR or to the discipline of radiology.

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10 Ochsner Health Facilities Achieve Birth Ready Designation in Louisiana

May 5, 2023

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) and the Louisiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative (LaPQC) recently recognized ten Ochsner Health and Ochsner partner facilities that have achieved 2023 Birth Ready Designation for committing to better birth outcomes for mothers in Louisiana.

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Ochsner Neurologist Named to National Board

May 4, 2023

The American Academy of Neurology represents over 40,000 members and is the largest professional association of neurologists and neuroscientists in the world.

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March 2023

Ochsner Health Named 2023 Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award Winner

March 29, 2023

The 2023 Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award (GEWA) recognizes the most engaged workplace cultures in the world. In 2022, Ochsner’s engagement reached an all-time high and was in the 86th percentile across healthcare organizations in the country.

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Ochsner Cancer Institute Facilities Earn Reaccreditations

March 28, 2023

Ochsner cancer care earns two distinctions that reflect the comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to treatment provided across its health system.

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Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center Achieves National Safe Sleep Certification

March 1, 2023

Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center was recently recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a “Gold Safe Sleep Hospital.”

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February 2023

Ochsner Health Network Leads the Way in Value-Based Care

February 28, 2023

OHN’s population health efforts bring together more than 5,500 physicians and healthcare providers to improve care quality and patient outcomes and improve healthcare efficiency.

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Denise Basow, M.D. recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s Top Women Leaders

February 20, 2023

Ochsner Health is proud to announce that Dr. Denise Basow, chief digital health officer, was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the Top Women Leaders for 2023.

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January 2023

Ochsner Health Greatest Workplaces for Diversity in 2023 by Newsweek

January 23, 2023

Ochsner earned 4.5 of 5 stars on a scored list of 1,000 companies that most respect and value having different kinds of people. The list of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity 2023 will be published in the Newsweek print issue on January 27.

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Four Ochsner Hospitals, a Physician Group and Two Partners Receive 2022 Press Ganey Human Experience Guardian of Excellence Award®

January 5, 2023

This award is part of Press Ganey’s annual ranking of the top hospitals and health systems in the country, according to performance in patient experience.

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December 2022

Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans Awarded Palliative Care Certification from The Joint Commission

December 21, 2022

Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans (OMC-New Orleans) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Palliative Care Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.

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Ochsner Medical Center is the Highest Rated Maternity Hospital in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report

December 5, 2022

Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans, inclusive of Ochsner Medical Center- West Bank Campus and Ochsner Baptist*, is the highest-rated maternity hospital in Louisiana, according to Best Hospital for Maternity ratings released today by U.S. News & World Report – the global authority on hospital ratings and consumer advice.

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November 2022

2022 Study Shows Ochsner Health Physician-Researchers in Top 2%

November 18, 2022

Thirteen Ochsner Health physician-researchers have been recognized as the top 2% in their fields worldwide, according to a Stanford University study that ranks researchers based on the impact of their publications.

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Ochsner Awarded ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group

November 16, 2022

This national distinction recognizes Ochsner Health facilities for achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.

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Ochsner Health Recipient of 2022 WebMD Choice Awards

November 15, 2022

Ochsner Health received recognition from WebMD as part of the 2022 WebMD Choice Awards.

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Ochsner Health Recognized as Workforce Innovator

November 11, 2022

Ochsner Health has been recognized by The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry as a Workforce Innovator

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Ochsner Ranks for Being “Most Wired” for Digital Healthcare

November 8, 2022

Among the more than 38,000 organizations surveyed by CHIME, Ochsner ranked above peers in categories like analytics and data management, population health, infrastructure, and patient engagement. The survey assessed the adoption, integration and impact of technologies in health care organizations at all stages of development, from early development to industry leading.

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Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge Hospital of the Year

November 3, 2022

The award from Louisiana State Nurses Association and Louisiana Nurse Foundation recognizes a hospital that demonstrates recognition of professional nursing and innovation in leadership within the past year

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October 2022

Ochsner Health Oncologist Wins National Award for Precision Cancer Therapies

October 24, 2022

Marc Matrana, MD, MSc, FACP, System Medical Director of Precision Medicine, recently won the C2 Catalyst for Precision Medicine Award for his innovative work in researching the latest breakthroughs in cancer research and early detection, while advocating for enhanced patient access to precision cancer care.

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49 Ochsner Health Nurses Nominated for Nightingale Awards

October 13, 2022

These prestigious awards honor nurses for their leadership, outstanding work and commitment to the nursing practice.

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Ochsner Rehabilitation Hospital Named Best Physical Rehabilitation Center in Louisiana by Newsweek

October 10, 2022

Newsweek worked with global market research and data firm Statista Inc., to conduct its annual online survey with more than 4,400 physical rehabilitation experts. A total of 11 rehabilitation facilities throughout the state were named to the Louisiana list, with Ochsner Rehabilitation Hospital taking the top spot.

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20 Ochsner Health Nurses Honored Among Louisiana’s Best

October 5, 2022

Since its founding 36 years ago, The Great 100 Nurses Foundation has honored thousands of nurses across Louisiana, North Carolina, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Nurses were selected for the 2022 list based on their concern for humanity, contributions to the profession of nursing, and their mentoring of others.

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September 2022

Ochsner Accountable Care Network Announces Sixth Straight Year of Exceptional Quality Outcomes and Multi-Million-Dollar Healthcare Savings

September 8, 2022

OACN’s 2021 clinical successes, highlighted by a 100% quality score, can be attributed to increasing primary care physician visits, focusing on high-risk patient care coordination and support, reducing unnecessary hospitalizations through ambulatory care coordination, and improving patient satisfaction.

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St. Bernard Parish Hospital Employee Named Nurse of the Year by Ochsner Health

September 6, 2022

For 18 years, Ochsner Health has celebrated its employees, leaders, physicians, and teams for going above and beyond by exhibiting the spirit of leadership through the health system’s mission, vision, and core values.

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Over 200 Ochsner Doctors Recognized in Annual “Best Doctors” List

September 6, 2022

The annual “Top Doctors” honorees are selected by Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers, who review peer-nominations from licensed physicians and follow a rigorous screening process. A total of 528 physicians in 59 specialties were recognized in this year’s list.

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August 2022

Association of Community Cancer Centers Announces 2022 Innovator Award Winner, Ochsner Cancer Institute

August 16, 2022

The award recognizes Ochsner Cancer Institute’s Chemotherapy Care Companion program—a digital technology system that allows the cancer care team to remotely monitor patients who are on intravenous or oral anti-cancer treatment to manage any symptoms or adverse events between their medical appointments.

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July 2022

Ochsner Ranked #1 in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report for 11th Consecutive Year

July 26, 2022

As part of the annual review, Ochsner and its partners also received more than 50 additional accolades by U.S. News, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice.

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Ochsner Health Honored for Commitment to Quality by the American Hospital Association

July 18, 2022

Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans (OMC) was named a finalist for the AHA Quest for Quality Prize that recognizes healthcare leadership and innovation in improving quality and advancing health in communities.

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Dr. Claudia Henschke, Professor of Radiology at the Icahn School of Medicine, Receives the 37th Annual Alton Ochsner Award

July 8, 2022

This prestigious award is named after Alton Ochsner, MD, who co-founded Ochsner Health in New Orleans and published the first paper linking smoking and health in 1939. It recognizes scientists who have made major contributions to the relationship between smoking and disease and who have advanced the development of major prevention and treatment modalities.

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Ochsner Health Ranked Best in the New Orleans Area in the 2022 City Business Reader Rankings

July 7, 2022

Readers participated in a survey by voting for the best companies and services in the New Orleans area across numerous categories based on their personal experiences.

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May 2022

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport – Academic Medical Center Becomes First North Louisiana Hospital to Earn Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification

May 5, 2022

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport joins just three other hospitals in the state to have a Comprehensive Stroke Center, the others are located in the New Orleans area.

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April 2022

Ochsner LSU Health - Monroe Medical Center First to Receive Primary Stroke Center Certification in Northeast Louisiana

April 7, 2022

Ochsner LSU Health – Monroe Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Primary Stroke Center Certification.

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March 2022

Africa Price Joins Ochsner LSU Health as the Director of Government Relations

March 31, 2022

Ochsner LSU Health has named Africa Price the Director of Government Relations.

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Ochsner Health Named a Center of Excellence by The Huntington’s Disease Society of America for the Sixth Consecutive Year

March 7, 2022

Ochsner Health is the first and only health system in Louisiana to hold this distinction since its first award in 2016.

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Ochsner LSU Health – Monroe Medical Center Receives Redesignation Of The Gift For Exceptional Maternity Services

March 2, 2022

Ochsner LSU Health - Monroe Medical Center was redesignated with the Gift by the Louisiana Department of Health. The Gift is an evidence-based program for Louisiana birthing facilities designed to increase breastfeeding rates and hospital success by improving the quality of their maternity services and enhancing patient-centered care.

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December 2021

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport – St. Mary Medical Center Earns 2021 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award For Outstanding Quality And Safety

December 7, 2021

Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport – St. Mary Medical Center was named a Top Teaching Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group.

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November 2021

Ochsner Health Appoints First Chief Digital Officer

November 11, 2021

Ochsner Health is pleased to announce Denise Basow, MD, as its first Chief Digital Officer (CDO), effective January 3, 2022.

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October 2021

Ochsner Health Earns 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired Recognition

October 7, 2021

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) announced today that Ochsner Health earned 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified level 8 out of 10.

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Ochsner Health Recognized by American Medical Association as a Health System that Cares for Caregivers

October 7, 2021

Ochsner Health is proud to announce that they were selected as one of 44 healthcare organizations to be recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) in the 2021 Joy in Medicine Health System Recognition Program.

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August 2021

Louisiana's Largest Accountable Care Organization Announces Unprecedented Savings For Medicare Beneficiaries in 2020

August 26, 2021

This is OACN’s fourth consecutive year of savings, marking a 163 percent increase in savings since 2017.

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Xavier Graduate Awarded Ochsner Health Medical School Scholarship

August 18, 2021

The annual Ochsner Health Medical School Scholarship for LSU Health Shreveport – School of Medicine is just one way Ochsner is investing in the education of the next generation of healthcare professionals in the region – a key component of Ochsner’s 10-year vision to transform Louisiana into a healthier state by 2030.

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St. Bernard Parish Hospital Honored with LAMMICO's 6th Annual Patient Safety Award and Grant

August 18, 2021

The 2020-2021 Patient Safety Award and Grant focuses on preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). Urinary tract infections are one of the five most common types of healthcare-associated infections.

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July 2021

Ochsner Ranked #1 Hospital in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report for the 10th Consecutive Year

July 27, 2021

For the 2021-22 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 15 specialties and 17 procedures and conditions. In the 15 specialty areas, 175 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.

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Ochsner Health Announces Nursing Scholarships for All Schools

July 27, 2021

As more seasoned nurses depart the workforce, Ochsner Nurse Scholars offers a tangible solution to growing the nursing workforce in Louisiana. Aspiring nurses selected for Ochsner Nurse Scholars will receive tuition to earn their nursing degree in exchange for employment with Ochsner Health following graduation. Over the next five years, the program will serve more than a thousand full-time nursing students in Louisiana.

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June 2021

Ochsner Hospital for Children Named #1 in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report

June 15, 2021

With a footprint spanning the state of Louisiana and into Mississippi, Ochsner Hospital for Children brings high quality pediatric care close to home, reducing barriers to healthcare – a key component of Ochsner’s 10-year vision to transform Louisiana into a healthier state by 2030.

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April 2021

Ochsner Health Facilities Recognized with an ‘A’ by Leapfrog in Spring Patient Safety Grades

April 29, 2021

Thirteen Ochsner Health facilities, including five partner facilities, earned an ‘A’ Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national distinction recognizing the health system’s achievements protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

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February 2021

St. Charles Parish Hospital Names New Chief Executive Officer

February 18, 2021

Keith Dacus comes to St. Charles Parish Hospital from Mercy Health in St. Louis, Missouri.

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December 2020

Ochsner Health Facilities Recognized with an ‘A’ by Leapfrog in Fall Patient Safety Grades

December 14, 2020

Eleven Ochsner Health facilities, including four partner facilities, earned an ‘A’ Fall 2020 Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a designation that recognizes efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

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University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School Honors 2020 Graduates at Socially Distant Culmination Ceremony

December 8, 2020

The 103 graduating students successfully completed medical education through a unique four-year training, academic and clinical experience across two continents.

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October 2020

Ochsner Health Surpasses 100K Community COVID-19 Tests Across Louisiana

October 8, 2020

Ochsner continues to offer COVID-19 testing in communities across Louisiana, in partnership with state and local leaders.

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September 2020

GAO Makes Appointments to PCORI Governing Board

September 24, 2020

Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), today announced the appointment of seven new members to the Governing Board of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

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Four Ochsner Health Hospitals Receive 2020 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for Patient Experience

September 16, 2020

The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have achieved the 95th percentile or above for performance in Patient Experience.

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Ochsner Accountable Care Network Announces More Than 23M in Savings for Medicare Beneficiaries

September 16, 2020

The 2019 savings represented a 53% increase in savings per beneficiary (nearly $800 per patient) and an 81% increase in total savings over 2018.

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Six Ochsner Health Hospitals Receive Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

September 3, 2020

The award recognizes the hospitals’ commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

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July 2020

Ochsner Ranked #1 Hospital in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report

July 28, 2020

In addition, OMC was nationally ranked as one of the nation’s top 50 in neurology and neurosurgery in the new 2020-21 Best Hospitals rankings published online today.

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Warner Thomas, President and CEO of Ochsner Health, Named as Trustee to American Hospital Association Board

July 22, 2020

The Board of Trustees is the highest policymaking body of the AHA and has ultimate authority for the governance and management of its directions and finances.

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June 2020

Ochsner Hospital for Children Named a ‘Best Children’s Hospital’ by U.S. News & World Report

June 16, 2020

U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available. The rankings are the most comprehensive source of quality-related information on pediatric hospitals in the United States. For the fourth year in a row, Ochsner Hospital for Children is the only children’s hospital in Louisiana or Mississippi to receive this prestigious honor.

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May 2020

Ochsner Health Facilities Recognized with an ‘A’ by Leapfrog in Spring 2020 Patient Safety Grades

May 13, 2020

Eleven Ochsner Health facilities, including five partner facilities, earned an ‘A’ Spring 2020 Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a designation that recognizes efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

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Three Ways to Thank a Nurse

May 8, 2020

Do you want to thank the nurse who has made a difference in your life? Ochsner Health has compiled three ways to thank a nurse during this special week – all while social distancing!

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March 2020

St. Charles Parish Hospital Names New Chief Executive Officer

March 9, 2020

During his tenure at St. Charles Parish Hospital, Neal has led significant improvements in quality, experience and safety culture.

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January 2020

U.S. News & World Report Names Ochsner’s Skilled Nursing Facility a 2019-2020 Best Nursing Home

January 28, 2020

The facility earned Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for Short-Term Rehabilitation. U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those homes that satisfy U.S. News’s assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures. Ochsner’s SNF is also one of only eight facilities in Louisiana to achieve this prestigious recognition.

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December 2019

Warner Thomas Recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential People by Modern Healthcare

December 10, 2019

This prestigious recognition program acknowledges and honors individuals who are deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare to be the most influential individuals in the industry, in terms of leadership and impact.

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November 2019

Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center Receives 'A' Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

November 7, 2019

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.

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Ochsner Medical Center- Hancock Receives 'A' Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

November 7, 2019

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.

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October 2019

23 Ochsner Nurses Honored Among Louisiana’s Best

October 17, 2019

Ochsner's nursing staff has a history of acknowledgments by the Great 100 Nurses of Louisiana Foundation for their commitment to patient care. Approximately 570 Ochsner nurses have been recognized since the program launched more than 30 years ago.

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Ochsner LSU Celebrates One Year and Groundbreaking for LSUHS Center for Medical Education

October 3, 2019

Governor John Bel Edwards joined leaders from Ochsner Health System and LSU to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport and its accomplishments, along with a groundbreaking for the Center for Medical Education at LSU Health Shreveport.

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September 2019

Ochsner & Statewide Partners Awarded $13.6 Million NCI Grant

September 11, 2019

The new Clinical Trials Network will provide cancer care and access to clinical trials for more than 50 percent of newly diagnosed cancer patients in the region.

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1000th Heart Transplant Completed at Ochsner Health System

September 5, 2019

With the completion of the 1,000th heart transplant, Ochsner joins the ranks of 13 other prestigious health care systems across the United States to have reached this milestone – Cleveland Clinic, Duke University, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania, to name a few.

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August 2019

More Than 200 Ochsner Health Physicians Recognized in Annual “Best Doctors” List

August 29, 2019

Ochsner Health hospital, facilities and affiliated hospitals accounted for more than 35% of the list, representing more than 50 specialties.

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Ochsner Names 2019 Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Disease Honorees

August 21, 2019

The Ochsner Award is named in honor of Alton Ochsner, MD who first published the first evidence indicating that tobacco smoking was the major cause of lung cancer in 1939.

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Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Recognized as Louisiana’s First Pediatric Trauma Program

August 14, 2019

The Louisiana Emergency Response Network recognized Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport as a Pediatric Level II Trauma Program on July 1, making it the first and only program in Louisiana. The recognition reinforces the highly specialized trauma care provided at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport and highlights its community education and injury prevention initiatives.

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NIH Grant for Cardiothoracic Surgery Awarded

August 1, 2019

Ochsner Health System was included in a select group of hospitals that received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for cardiothoracic surgery research.

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July 2019

Ochsner Ranked #1 Hospital in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report

July 31, 2019

For the 2019-20 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions.

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Benson Cancer Center Earns National Re-Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

July 25, 2019

Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation is only awarded to a facility that exceeds standard requirements at the time of its triennial survey. Benson Cancer Center has been continuously CoC-accredited since 1986.

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Ochsner Cardiologist Receives International Impact Award

July 16, 2019

Awarded annually, this honor recognizes an individual or group of individuals for outstanding contributions which have advanced AHA/ASA international goals. Recipients are recognized as a leader or major contributor in an activity, enterprise or program of the AHA at the international level. Dr. Ventura was recognized with this honor during the annual AHA/ASA awards luncheon this June in Plano, Texas

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$3.73 Million Grant for Alzheimer’s Care Awarded to Group Led by LSU, Ochsner, Chamberlain and Alzheimer’s Services

July 16, 2019

By 2030, older Americans will account for nearly 30 percent of the nation’s populace. In the coming decades, demand is expected to increase exponentially for health care professionals who treat and care for older adults.

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June 2019

Warner Thomas, President and CEO of Ochsner Health System, named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Gulf Coast Award Winner

June 26, 2019

The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world.

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Ochsner Hospital for Children Named a ‘Best Children’s Hospital’ by U.S. News & World Report in Two Specialties

June 18, 2019

Ochsner Hospital for Children was recognized in two specialties, cardiology and heart surgery and gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, in the new 2019-20 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published online today.

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May 2019

Ochsner Health Facilities Recognized with an 'A' for Patient Safety in Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

May 15, 2019

This designation recognizes efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

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Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center Achieves Healthgrades 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Award

May 14, 2019

This distinction recognizes LJCMC as being among the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for patient experience, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

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S&P Global Assigns Ochsner Health an ‘A’ Credit Rating, ‘Very Strong’ Enterprise Profile

May 1, 2019

S&P Global Ratings issued a report on Tuesday, April 30 that reflected confidence in Ochsner’s finances, growth and leadership.

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April 2019

Two Ochsner Academics Physicians Honored

April 23, 2019

Lydia Bazzano, MD, PhD (internal medicine physician and Chair of the Ochsner Health System Institutional Review Board) and Michael Smith, MD (Medical Director, Clinical Simulation and Patient Safety Center, Ochsner Health System) have been recognized for excellence in their fields.

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Ochsner Health Network in Louisiana Earns $40M in Commercial Quality-Based Payments

April 16, 2019

The organization achieved its largest shared savings to date in recognition of the significant improvements in patient outcomes and quality care measures its physicians delivered in 2017-2018.

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March 2019

Ochsner Academics Leader Nationally Recognized for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education

March 27, 2019

Awarded annually, the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award honors designated institutional officials – individuals who are responsible for all graduate medical education programs at institutions that sponsor residency programs – for excellence in overseeing residency programs.

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Daniel Denis, MD Performs Ochsner's First Sacroiliac Joint Fusion with the iFuse Implant System

March 25, 2019

The iFuse procedure is designed to offer a minimally invasive solution for patients who are no longer responding satisfactorily to conservative care and the prospect of a traditional open surgery is not desirable.

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Ochsner Cardiologist Recognized by American College of Cardiology

March 25, 2019

Awarded annually, the Master of the ACC Award recognizes and honors Fellows of the ACC who have consistently contributed to the goals and programs of ACC and have provided leadership in important ACC activities.

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Ochsner Health Physician Receives UroLift® Center of Excellence Designation

March 13, 2019

The designation recognizes that Dr. Larsen has achieved a high level of training and experience with the UroLift® System and demonstrated a commitment to exemplary care for men suffering from symptoms associated with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).

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Lafayette General Medical Center Named Level II Trauma Center

March 12, 2019

This achievement establishes LGMC as the region’s most prepared destination for trauma, as it provides the resources and staffing needed to handle major emergencies. In addition to care for medical emergencies, such as a stroke or heart attack, LGMC’s Level II Trauma Center will also provide multidisciplinary, comprehensive services for the critically injured patients.

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February 2019

St. Bernard Parish Hospital Welcomes Kim Zweifler, PhD

February 28, 2019

Dr. Zweifler's focus at St. Bernard will be counseling and therapy for anxiety, stress-related problems, depression, family and relationship issues, grief and loss and marital issues.

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January 2019

Blue Cross Honors Ochsner Health Network Primary Care Doctors as Top Performers in Quality Blue Program

January 4, 2019

The doctors earned Top Performer awards for treating patients who have the chronic conditions targeted in Quality Blue – diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), vascular disease and chronic kidney disease.

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December 2018

Ochsner Medical Center - Hancock Receives 'A' Grade for Patient Safety

December 27, 2018

This designation recognizes efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

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Ochsner Health to Boost Minimum Wage Rate by 48 Percent

December 6, 2018

Ochsner Health System has announced a minimum wage increase from $8.10 per hour to $12 per hour, effective January 20, 2019.

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November 2018

Eleven Ochsner Facilities Receive 'A' Grade for Patient Safety

November 9, 2018

Ten Ochsner Health System facilities, including three partner hospitals, were awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade.

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Ochsner Medical Center Among Nation’s Top Oncology Programs

November 8, 2018

The Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center at Ochsner Medical Center - Jefferson Highway (OMC - Jefferson Highway) was once again recently named to the 2018 Becker’s Hospital Review “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs” list. It was the only hospital in Louisiana to be recognized.

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October 2018

Ochsner Receives 2018 Innovator Award from Association of Community Cancer Centers

October 16, 2018

The award specifically honors Ochsner Cancer Institute’s Precision Cancer Therapy Program (PCTP), a partnership with non-profit Translational Genomics Institute (TGen), which offers early-phase clinical trials to Ochsner cancer patients.

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September 2018

Ochsner Accountable Care Network Announces Over $11.5 Million in Savings

September 3, 2018

The Ochsner Accountable Care Network (OACN) is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) that consists of over 2,250 providers in Louisiana and Mississippi. OACN was founded to improve health outcomes and support efforts to improve population health across Louisiana and the Gulf South.

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August 2018

ADL Honors Warner Thomas & Steve Gleason for Visionary Leadership and Social Impact

August 30, 2018

ADL (The Anti-Defamation League) has selected Ochsner President and CEO Warner Thomas and former New Orleans Saints' player Steve Gleason as this year’s A.I. Botnick Torch of Liberty Award Winners.

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Ochsner Health Announces 33rd Annual Alton Ochsner Award Recipients

August 28, 2018

The selection committee for the 2018 Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Disease recently bestowed its 33rd annual award to Drs. Geoffrey Fong and Eric Hoffman for their contributions that clarify the relationship of tobacco smoking with public health and lead to tobacco-related disease prevention and control.

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Ochsner Health Receives Prestigious 2018 HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence for Innovation Work

August 23, 2018

Ochsner Health System was recently selected as a 2018 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Davies Award recipient for its innovation work of digital medicine solutions.

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June 2018

The ALS Center at Ochsner Named ALS Certified Treatment Center of Excellence

June 1, 2018

The ALS Center at Ochsner is the only center in the state to have earned this designation, which is reserved for hospitals that meet the highest levels of established national standards of care in the management of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

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May 2018

Ochsner Physician Recognized for Simulation Innovation

May 29, 2018

This May, Dr. Smith was recognized with the 2018 Innovation in Simulation Award during the Simulation Academy Business Meeting at SAEM18 – the annual meeting for SAEM and the largest forum for the presentation of original education and research in academic emergency medicine – in Indianapolis, IN.

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April 2018

Seven Ochsner Facilities Earn LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader Designation

April 3, 2018

Seven Ochsner facilities have earned the “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization released its 11th edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).

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March 2018

Ochsner Named Among Top 100 Hospitals® by IBM Watson Health™

March 6, 2018

Ochsner Medical Center, Ochsner Baptist Medical Center, Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus and Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge have been named to IBM Watson Health’s 100 Top Hospitals®, an annual study identifying top-performing hospitals in the U.S. based on overall organizational performance.

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