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

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 between their medical appointments.
16-Aug-2022 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ochsner and Tulane collaboration uncovers what happens to genes inside artery plaques to trigger strokes

Researchers at Ochsner Health and Tulane University School of Medicine have identified the genes that become active in carotid arteries when plaque rupture causes a stroke. The work, published in Scientific Reports, was made possible by acquiring...
11-Aug-2022 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Individualized Lifestyle Counseling Key to Heart Health, Especially for Black Americans

A new article published in the peer-reviewed medical journal JAMA Cardiology points to the need for individualized behavioral counseling to help patients change unhealthy lifestyles to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD), especially for those...
3-Aug-2022 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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JACC study makes case for expanding coverage for carotid artery stenting

Research from Ochsner Health published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology advises expanding insurance coverage for carotid artery stenting.
3-Aug-2022 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rush Health Systems Officially Becomes Ochsner Rush Health

Rush Health Systems has officially merged with Ochsner Health (Ochsner), becoming Ochsner Rush Health. Today’s announcement is a conclusion of the process that began with a letter of intent to merge in June 2021.
1-Aug-2022 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Recent XULA grad’s dream to reduce health inequities supported through Ochsner Health Medical School Scholarship

The fourth annual Ochsner Health Medical School Scholarship for LSU Health Shreveport – School of Medicine has been awarded to a recent Xavier University of Louisiana graduate who aims to improve health equity in Louisiana. The scholarship covers...
1-Aug-2022 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ochsner Health Receives $700K Dementia Care Grant from the National Institute on Aging and National Institutes of Health

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Ochsner Health a $700,000 grant to study the effectiveness of its collaborative dementia care through the Ochsner Neuroscience Institute’s Brain Health and...
28-Jul-2022 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

Today, U.S. News & World Report named Ochsner Medical Center - New Orleans (OMC), including its Baptist and West Bank campuses, the Best Hospital in Louisiana for the 11th consecutive year. As part of the annual review, Ochsner and its partners also...
26-Jul-2022 10:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ochsner Health is an integrated healthcare system with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate. Celebrating 80 years in 2022, it leads nationally in cancer care, cardiology, neurosciences, liver and heart transplants and pediatrics, among other areas. Ochsner is consistently named both the top hospital and top children’s hospital in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report.

The not-for-profit organization is inspiring healthier lives and stronger communities. Its focus is on preventing diseases and providing patient-centered care that is accessible, affordable, convenient and effective. Ochsner Health pioneers new treatments, deploys emerging technologies and performs groundbreaking research, including over 700 clinical studies.

It has more than 34,000 employees and over 4,500 employed and affiliated physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties. It operates 40+ hospitals and more than 300 health and urgent care centers across Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South; and its cutting-edge Connected Health digital medicine program is caring for patients beyond its walls. As Louisiana’s top healthcare educator, Ochsner Health and its partners educate thousands of healthcare professionals annually. To learn more, visit https://www.ochsner.org/.


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