February 19, 2019

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has awarded LSU Health New Orleans’ Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program Continued Accreditation. The four-year program trains physicians specializing in obstetrics and gynecology at four main partner hospitals. In greater New Orleans these include Touro Infirmary and University Medical Center, and in Lafayette, University Hospital and Clinics and Lafayette General Medical Center.

February 19, 2019

Healthcare spending in the United States continues to grow faster than the overall economy. But Medicare and Medicaid are not driving this trend, according to a new study by John Holahan and Stacey McMorrow of the Urban Institute. On a cost-per-enrollee basis, federal and state governments are doing a better job than the private sector in controlling growth since the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

February 19, 2019

The Eighth Annual New Orleans Myasthenia Gravis (MG) Walk will take place on April 6 at Lafreniere Park in New Orleans. The event raises awareness and research funds for finding a cure for the neuromuscular disease. Each year, the fundraiser attracts more than 300 people. In the previous seven years, the New Orleans MG Walk has raised more than $300,000 for awareness efforts and research, and nationally, the walks have raised more than $6 million.

February 19, 2019

Ochsner Health System and Pfizer Inc. have entered into a multi-year strategic alliance to develop innovative models for clinical trials.  Through this partnership, Pfizer and Ochsner — through its innovation lab, innovationOchsner (iO), in partnership with Ochsner Research — will explore ways to enhance the clinical trial experience and ease participation in clinical research for both patients and healthcare professionals.

February 19, 2019

St. Tammany Hospital Foundation will unveil an Honor Red, White, and Blue Veteran Display on March 12 at 3 p.m. in the STPH lobby.

St. Tammany Parish Hospital created the Honor Red, White, and Blue program in 2013 to honor patients, volunteers, employees, and physicians who have served our country. In addition, the hospital also honors recently deceased veterans with a special flag tribute ceremony.