Ochsner Medical Center, Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus, and Ochsner Baptist* have again been ranked among the best hospitals in the country in four medical specialties, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2017-18 - Best Hospitals rankings. The annual Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.
LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing has been awarded a grant for $1,384,070 over two years by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to prepare primary care advanced practice registered nursing students to practice in rural and underserved settings. The grant is from the HRSA Bureau of Health Workforce’s Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Program.
Touro’s Emergency Department representatives Dr. Ryan Bird, Eileen Smith, and Ronnie Landry joined other emergency response professionals from New Orleans on a trip to Israel. Medical and emergency healthcare professionals from throughout the New Orleans area made the trip to learn, and share, best practices for dealing with catastrophic events, from natural disasters, to terrorist attacks.
Local students volunteered throughout St. Tammany Parish Hospital this summer to gain a better understanding of a hospital setting, and receive valuable workplace experience.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health $15 million, over five years, for its cancer education, early detection, comprehensive control, and registry programs. The funding will support the Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health and Comprehensive Cancer Control programs, as well as the Louisiana Tumor Registry at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health.
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