February 19, 2019

The Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center at Ochsner Medical Center - Jefferson Highway (Benson Cancer Center) has released overall five-year survival rates* for the four most common types of cancer. The Benson Cancer Center surpassed national averages in each of the malignancies: breast, 95.8 percent; colon, 73.4 percent; lung, 27.3 percent; and prostate, approaching 100 percent. National survival rates** are as follows: breast, 90 percent; colon, 64 percent; lung, 18 percent; and prostate, 98 percent.

February 19, 2019

Patients of all ages are being cared for by physicians at LCMC Health’s new Ridgelake Health Center. Located at the corner of Causeway Boulevard and Ridgelake Drive in the heart of Metairie, the health center is the first integrated location for LCMC Health, combining medical services from Children’s Hospital, Touro, and West Jefferson Medical Center.

February 19, 2019

The St. Tammany Hospital Guild presented a check for $65,120.63 to St. Tammany Hospital Foundation in January as their annual donation in 2019.  

“This donation represents an investment by the St. Tammany Hospital Volunteer Guild in projects to meet the needs of our patients,” said Ken Lane, guild president. “It is one way in which the guild is able to give back to the St. Tammany Parish Hospital community and continue making a difference for those we serve.”

February 19, 2019

Ochsner Health System (Ochsner) has been named a Walmart National Center of Excellence for lower joint replacement surgery. Ochsner Medical Center – Jefferson Highway, the system’s flagship facility, will serve Walmart associates from across the nation in need of hip and knee replacement surgery, effective immediately. Ochsner is the 12th healthcare organization in the nation to be named a Walmart Center of Excellence for joint replacement surgery.

February 19, 2019

An upswing in measles cases across the country has the Louisiana Department of Health urging doctors to be on the lookout for the disease. Louisiana has yet to report a case of measles this year.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified an increase in measles cases in the United States. From Jan. 1 to Feb. 7, the CDC has documented 101 individual cases in 10 states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Washington.