November 14, 2017

Announced on Monday, Nov. 13 in Anaheim, California at The American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions were new guidelines for detection, prevention, management, and treatment of high blood pressure.

Paul K. Whelton, MB, MD, MSc, of Global Public Health at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, pictured here,  served as the lead author of the guidelines.

November 14, 2017

Representatives of Ochsner Health System and New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owners Gayle and Tom Benson officially broke ground on the multimillion dollar expansion of the Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center at Ochsner Medical Center – Jefferson Highway.

November 14, 2017

The New Orleans BioInnovation Center announced that RDnote won the 2017 BioChallenge pitch competition, an annual business challenge for Louisiana life science startups. Four companies pitched in the competition finals at the Joy Theater, and New Orleans-based startup RDnote won the competition’s $25,000 grand prize.

November 14, 2017

The Joint Commission has recognized University Medical Center (UMC) New Orleans as a 2017 Pioneers in Quality™ honoree for its contributions to electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data for quality improvement in healthcare. UMC joins an exclusive group of United States hospitals and health systems recognized for embracing new technology to submit data about the care it provides to patients.

November 14, 2017

East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH), for the third consecutive year, has been rated No. 1 in overall hospital care, as well as patient safety and overall medical care in Louisiana, garnering it’s highest possible ranking--a “check plus plus” status--by the 2018 CareChex quality rating system.

East Jefferson also garnered high marks from Healthgrades, a nationwide provider of patient safety data, which awarded EJGH with the Stroke Care Excellence Award and Neurosciences Excellence Award, noting the hospital’s superior outcomes in those categories.