Three New Orleans hospitals will participate in a national study focused on the impact COVID-19 is having on healthcare workers. Ochsner Medical Center, Tulane Health System, and University Medical Center will all encourage local healthcare workers to join the Healthcare Worker Exposure Response & Outcomes (HERO) Registry, which is gathering personal accounts of clinical and life experiences from healthcare workers across the country with the goal of understanding the perspectives and problems faced by those on the COVID-19 pandemic front lines.
Louisiana Healthcare Connections announced a collaboration with Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX) to increase access to real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) COVID-19 testing in critical areas of need in Louisiana.
Hundreds of graduating students in LSU Health New Orleans Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health Professions, Public Health and Dentistry were honored during virtual pre-commencement ceremonies. Faculty, students, and their families were invited to participate in the Zoom ceremonies. The programs included greetings from LSU Interim President Thomas Galligan; welcoming remarks from LSU Health New Orleans Chancellor Larry Hollier, MD; Joseph Moerschbaecher, PhD, vice chancellor for academic affairs; and the deans and leadership of each school.
Twenty-one licensed mental health professionals (LMHPs) from across the state have successfully completed the Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Learning Collaborative offered by Louisiana Healthcare Connections.
Eleven Ochsner Health facilities, including five partner facilities, earned an A Spring 2020 Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a designation that recognizes efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. Ochsner hospitals and partner facilities earning this honor include:
-Ochsner Baptist – A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center
-Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge
-Ochsner Medical Center – Hancock
-Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans
-Ochsner Medical Center – Kenner
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