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2019 Milestones

Opened the state-of-the-art Ochsner Hospital for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

Signed a letter of intent for Lafayette General Health to merge with Ochsner, creating the largest and most comprehensive healthcare provider in the Gulf South.

Launched the Northshore Medical Complex to provide comprehensive care for post-acute patients — the first of its kind in St. Tammany Parish.

Opened a new level II pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, providing the most comprehensive healthcare option for children and families in this part of Louisiana.

Established a new partnership with Teche Regional Medical Center in the Bayou region to create Ochsner St. Mary.

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport earned recognition as a pediatric level II trauma program, the first in the state.

Commemorated five years of partnership with St. Charles Parish Hospital, including the sharing of best medical practices and the implementation of advanced technology.

To better serve cancer patients, we introduced chemotherapy infusion services at St. Charles Parish Hospital while Ochsner Medical Center — Kenner opened a new, dedicated infusion space to administer the recently FDA-approved Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy for the treatment of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), the only such site in Louisiana.

Opened the InnovationHub at Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie, Louisiana, a first-of-its-kind interactive health and wellness station that offers education, resources and products.

Entered a new partnership with Rush Health Systems, the largest healthcare system in East Mississippi and West Alabama, to enhance local services through innovation and technology.

Received a $13.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to expand a statewide clinical trials network for minority and underserved cancer patients.

Ochsner and Lambeth House, a leading continuing care retirement community, launched the Innovative Care in Alzheimer’s Research Program — an intervention study of dementia management with interactive technology.

In partnership with Cleveland Clinic, received a shared $1.3 million National Institutes of Health grant for cardiothoracic surgery research.

Ochsner Hospital for Children and Mayo Clinic began collaborating in a national consortium to provide solutions for patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

Ochsner and LSU Health Shreveport scientists launched collaborative research projects on colon cancer and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.

Implemented a new Patient Experience Incentive Plan which financially rewarded more than 13,500 employees and supervisors for their patients’ first performance.

Achieved top-quartile employee engagement performance and recorded our 7th consecutive year of improvement in scores.

Performed over 181,300 cancer screenings among Ochsner patients and reached 15,000 patients through Ochsner’s smoking cessation program.

Announced the creation of the Dr. John Ochsner Discovery Health Sciences Academy, a new K-8 public charter school emphasizing STEM education.

Launched the Crescent City Farmers Market at Ochsner’s Jefferson Hwy. campus to provide new and fresh food options for employees, patients and neighbors.

Hosted our first TEDx event, where Ochsner employees shared their ideas around the theme of transformation.

Implemented a new Registered Apprenticeship program to prepare individuals for careers as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and expanded our MA Now medical assistant training program by expanding into St. Tammany, Baton Rouge and Jefferson Parishes.

Performed our 1,000th heart transplant and 230 kidney transplants during the year, the most ever.

Enrolled more than 10,000 patients in Ochsner Digital Medicine hypertension and diabetes programs.

Ochsner and Color Genomics announced a fully digital population health pilot program to proactively identify patients at higher risk for certain hereditary cancers.

Became the first digital health partner of Hims & Hers, a direct-to-consumer telehealth and wellness startup that addresses a variety of sensitive health concerns.

For the 8th consecutive year Ochsner’s Multi-Organ Transplant Institute was the nation’s largest liver transplant program by volume.

Designated a Walmart Center of Excellence for Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery.

Launched a new joint physician assistant program with Xavier University, expanding our partnership with this historically Black university to meet the growing national need for providers.

Celebrated the 10th anniversary of our partnership with Australia’s University of Queensland and the Ochsner Clinical School.

Proactively developing five new graduate medical education physician residency programs, including Emergency Medicine and Maternal Fetal Medicine.

Broke ground for the Center for Medical Education at LSU Health Shreveport in conjunction with LSU and our state partners.