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Ochsner Magazine contains stories and photos of donors making a difference, along with recipes, healthy living tips and how-to articles. Ochsner Magazine is no longer being published, but we invite you to flip though our April/May 2023 issue. Or, read the articles below.

ICU Nurse Brenda Joy Floyd

Caring and Cooking for Others

The husband of late Ochsner nurse Brenda Floyd recounts his wife’s journey from the ICU to culinary school.

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The Pediatric super clinic on the fifth floor of Ochsner Medical Complex - The Grove in Baton Rouge with intentional designs for children.

Promoting Health and Wellness Through Design

Using research-backed principles, Ochsner’s interior design team builds beautiful spaces that heal.

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Damon Carraby in his home in New Orleans.

A New Generation of Donors, Led by Damon Carraby

One of Ochsner’s youngest donors shares his passion for uplifting others and giving back.

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The team administered more than 60 free fl u shots and gave out free snowballs on November 6, 2022, at St. Anna’s Espiscopal Church.

Partnership in Prevention: OXIHER and the Excellence Fund

Ochsner-Xavier Institute for Health Equity and Research (OXIHER) is a community partnership committed to improving the overall health of all our communities, reducing health inequities, developing innovative healthcare delivery models and modeling equitable and respectful care.

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Everett Mark “WiBo” McGregor changed the world in his seven months on Earth.

A Loaned Angel, Unsung Heroes and Extraordinary Generosity: WiBo’s Impact

The generosity of donors changes and saves lives every day at Ochsner.

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Korak Sarkar, MD, uses virtual reality tools with a patient.

Bringing 2D Medical Data to Life in 3D

Ochsner’s m3D lab pushes the boundaries of clinical care and education with cutting-edge technologies.

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James O' Leary, recipient of the John Lockwood Ochsner, Sr. Surgical Award.

Scholarship Recipients Selected

Ochsner awards student achievement and carries on the legacies of those who came before.

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Charles and Gwen celebrating his retirement from the Air Force in 2012.

Where are they now? Charles WIlliams Sr., MD

Charles Williams Sr., MD, has a unique history with Ochsner. He was referred to Ochsner for care while managing congestive heart failure and participated in the first multiorgan domino transplant at the Ochsner Transplant Institute. Now, in the fifth year of his posttransplant care, he is enjoying life with his kids, grandkids and wife, Gwen.

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Presenters discuss their work at the 2022 Ochsner Research Day Poster Session.

For 20 Years, Research Day Shines a Light on Ochsner Scientists

Research is one of the pillars of Ochsner Health’s mission to continually improve healthcare for the Gulf South. Each May, Ochsner provides a platform to show the cutting-edge work its researchers do within biomedicine—from students in The University of Queensland - Ochsner Health Doctor of Medicine Program to postdoctoral fellows and clinical residents.

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Jennifer and Meredith singing during a therapy session.

Music Therapy Brings Melody and Motivation to Patients

On June 19, 2021, Jennifer Hazelwood’s life took a dramatic turn as she suffered a severe stroke. A year and a half later, her family credits the success in her recovery to family support, determination and the music therapy program at Ochsner.

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Dr. Broussard and members of The Ponchartrain Chapter of the Links, Inc. at the Links in Pink event in October 2022.

Links to a Healthier Future

Erica Broussard, MD, Senior Physician and Site Lead for Radiology at Ochsner Baptist, has a passion for women’s health and giving back. Through her role at Ochsner Baptist and her membership in The Pontchartrain Chapter of The Links, Inc., she was able to organize the Links in Pink event and fulfill her dream of reaching women through personalized breast cancer screenings.

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Security Canine Team member, Hunter.

Canine Comfort: Security and Emergency Preparedness

In 2022, the Security and Emergency Preparedness Fund primarily enhanced our canine security program. Your support provided training and equipment for the security teams across Ochsner Health.

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George Fuhrman, MD, Senior Physician in Surgery

Physician Support Provides Education and Opportunities

With most gifts provided by Ochsner physicians, the Surgical Education Support Fund is used to provide financial sponsorship of needed continuing education of nurses, non-medical staff, residents and senior attending staff working within both the clinic and hospital departments of Surgery.

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The krewe of Renée’s graduation day.

Finding Hope in the Ochsner Community

Emily Wahl reflects on the life of her daughter, Renée, and the Ochsner community’s support.

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Pedro Cazabon, MD

Remembering Dr. Pedro Cazabon

On January 1, 2023, Pedro Cazabon, MD, a dedicated practitioner at Ochsner Health who worked to expand the reach of community health initiatives, passed away following a heart attack. He was 57 years old.

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Leaders from Ochsner Health and Jefferson Parish celebrated the opening of the Ochsner Medical Complex – Clearview in Metairie with a ribbon cutting ceremony.


Ochsner Health is committed to expanding healthcare access to communities across Louisiana. With the launch of two new healthcare facilities in the past year, that goal is being realized.

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