Our Stories

Every day, Ochsner takes care of hundreds of patients and each story is unique. Whether you are a patient, family member, caregiver, physician or donor, we invite you to share your story. We'd like to not only hear about your experience but also to share it across Ochsner Health System to recognize the care teams who touch lives in many different ways. 

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Ochsner's OWn: Keiva Smith

Meet Ochsner's Own Keiva Smith. Her story of strength and growth is an inspiration to all.

Keiva Smith | OMC - Jefferson Highway

Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery, Clinical Department of the Year

Intense environment. Intense growth. Intense results.

Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery | Ochsner Medical Center
Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery
Abdul M Khan

Dr. Abdul M. Khan, Physician of the Year

He is approachable, accessible, calm, eager and caring.

Abdul M. Khan | Ochsner Medical Center

Catherine S., Nurse of the Year

She’s calm, respectful, and compassionate with patients and families. Plus, she’s an avid trainer and mentor.

Catherine Smith | Ochsner Medical Center
Catherine smith
Eddie Shelmire

Eddie S., Employee of the Year

A ubiquitous volunteer at Ochsner events, Mr. Eddie’s smile and charm helps carry Ochsner values to patients and the public.

Eddie Shelmire | Ochsner Medical Complex - The Grove
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