April 19, 2017

Ochsner Health System has named Joseph Biggio, Jr., MD as the new Associate System Chair of Women’s Service Line and Section Head for Maternal Fetal Medicine. In this role, Dr. Biggio will be responsible for overseeing the continued growth and expansion of Ochsner’s Women’s Service Line and Maternal Fetal Medicine services across the Gulf South.

April 18, 2017

Denise Flock-Williams, Interim President of LSU Health Foundation New Orleans, has appointed Timothy A. Hemphill, CPA, as Chief Financial Officer, effective April 10, 2017.

“Tim Hemphill brings a wealth of financial and operational expertise to the Foundation,” says Dr. James Leonard, Chairman of the LSU Health Foundation New Orleans. “He will be an invaluable addition to our team.”

April 18, 2017

Tulane Health System’s acclaimed Tulane Expert teleConsulting– or TEC – network is now supporting Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, Louisiana, providing patients and caregivers there with 24-hour, on-call access to Tulane’s stroke and neuroscience experts for acute stroke consultation.

April 18, 2017

The LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine will hold its annual White Coat Ceremony on Saturday, April 22, at 2:30 p.m. at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Bienville Room. This year, 196 first-year LSU Health New Orleans medical students will receive white coats, a visible symbol of patient care. During the ceremony, students are “coated” by faculty members chosen by the class for their commitment to medical education and their students.

April 18, 2017

Ochsner Cancer Institute has formally launched the Ochsner Precision Cancer Therapies Program, the region's only program dedicated to bringing early-phase clinical trials to cancer patients. The Ochsner Precision Cancer Therapies Program combines Ochsner’s clinical expertise with the translational science strength of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), a non-profit biomedical research organization at the forefront of drug discovery and development.