January 31, 2023

Applications are now open for the Ochsner STAR (Science, Technology, Academic, Research) Summer Scholars Program, Ochsner Health’s legacy high school program created to increase student access to science and academic research in Louisiana. This year, the competitive Ochsner STAR program will celebrate its 17th annual summer session for qualifying high school juniors. The deadline to apply is March 16.

January 31, 2023

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and Terrebonne General Health System’s signature fundraising event, The Gala Goes to Mardi Gras, returned to Houma on Jan. 13 for the first time since 2019. With more than 275 guests in attendance, the event raised over $170,000 to support cancer patients and their families in the Bayou Region.

January 31, 2023

Ochsner Health recently named Thomas Rhodes chief operating officer (COO) of the River Region overseeing Ochsner facilities in Kenner, LaPlace, Destrehan, and Luling. Rhodes hails from Houston, Texas, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience in healthcare.

January 24, 2023

Xavier University of Louisiana (Xavier) and Ochsner Health (Ochsner) announced an agreement to establish a joint College of Medicine. The two institutions aim to create a strong physician pipeline that addresses longstanding inequities within the nation’s healthcare system and builds the healthcare workforce of the future. 

January 24, 2023

Terrebonne General Health System appointed John Steigner, MD, as chief of medical staff and Scott Haydel, MD, as vice-chief of staff for 2023-2025. Steigner served as vice-chief of staff for the previous two years and on the Medical Executive Committee for 10 years. Haydel previously served on medical staff leadership committees for four years.