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2013-12-10 08:29:52

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Babies are back at Baptist for the first time in eight years! On Sunday, December 1, Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans completed the move of its Women's Services departments and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) from the Jefferson Highway location to the brand new Women's Pavilion at Ochsner Baptist hospital. Thirty-one NICU babies, eight women and three newborns were transferred to Ochsner Baptist during this timeframe. Acadian...

2013-11-04 23:22:01

Setting the Standard for Cost Efficient Healthcare Aventura, FL (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 ScribeAmerica, LLC the nation’s most frequently used professional medical scribe training and management company announces its partnership with Ochsner Health System. ScribeAmerica will provide a turnkey solution for Ochsner Health System for their Emergency Departments. The deployment of medical scribes across the system will allow the providers to solely focus on timely, efficient patient care...

2013-11-04 20:22:28

Liver Transplant Program Again Named Number One in Country NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CareChex(®), a division of COMPARION, has named Ochsner(1) number two in the country and number one in Louisiana in Overall Hospital Care in its 2014 hospital ratings. Ochsner received the highest rating of check++ and a score of 99.9 out of 100 in the national rankings. Over 4,000 hospitals from across the country were ranked in the Overall Hospital Care category which comprises ratings of...

2013-08-23 23:22:15

Ochsner Health System, consisting of nine acute care hospitals based in southeast Louisiana, has contracted with MCare Solutions to review Transfer DRG revenue recovery opportunities for both Medicare Fee-for Service and Medicare Advantage. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) August 23, 2013 MCare Solutions – one of the first companies to provide Transfer DRG (TDRG) reimbursement recovery services to acute care providers – announces that Ochsner Health System of southeast Louisiana, including its...

2013-07-16 16:24:43

Ochsner Also Named #1 in Louisiana in "Best Hospitals" Rankings NEW ORLEANS, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ochsner Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank Campus* have been ranked among the best hospitals in the country in eight medical specialties, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2013-14 Best Hospitals rankings. Only 35 hospitals in the country ranked in eight or more specialties. The rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most...

2013-06-17 08:29:10

CareFusion Pyxis® ES Platform Helps Improve Medication Safety and Hospital Efficiency NEW ORLEANS, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ochsner Health System today announced the contract signing for new technologies that will help improve medication safety by simplifying and standardizing the medication management process across its health system. The CareFusion Pyxis(®) ES platform is a combination of hardware and software that helps hospitals significantly reduce time for...

2013-05-30 08:30:54

Respiratory Monitoring Helps to Protect Patients on Pain Medication BATON ROUGE, La., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ochsner Medical Center -Baton Rouge recently expanded its use of capnography to monitor patients using pain medication through patient controlled analgesia (PCA) to strengthen patient safety measures. Capnography evaluates how effectively patients are breathing by measuring exhaled carbon dioxide, alerting medical caregivers when life-threatening respiratory depression...

2013-05-09 08:30:26

Bedridden for Months, 41-Year-Old Father of Five Was Walking Again Two Weeks after Implant TUCSON, Ariz., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When Alfred Williams was admitted to Ochsner Medical Center in December, the 41-year-old father of five had exhausted all treatment options for his enlarged heart. His condition, known as dilated cardiomyopathy, had progressed to end-stage heart failure affecting both sides of his heart. Unable to walk, he had been confined to a bed for months. Hospice...

2013-03-12 08:28:35

Correction of Spina Bifida Birth Defect Results in Positive Prognosis at Birth NEW ORLEANS, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Little Colby Boudreaux is moving his legs and feet. While this is something most parents take for granted, for Colby it's remarkable. He underwent a life-changing surgery at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans to correct the myelomeningocele birth defect, the most serious form of spina bifida... 12 weeks before he was born. During a groundbreaking surgery,...

2013-02-27 12:27:48

New technology can save lives for those suffering from end-stage bi-ventricular heart failure NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute (JOHVI) at Ochsner Medical Center has performed the Gulf South Region's first Total Artificial Heart (TAH) implant. The latest advancement in mechanical heart technology, the SynCardia TAH is the world's first and only FDA approved device. (Logo:...