October is National Physical Therapy month and Baudry Therapy Center | BRIO is joining members of the physical therapy profession for a worldwide effort to give back to the community on Oct. 12. Designated as PT Day of Service (PTDOS), this one-day event celebrates physical therapists’ dedication to bettering our communities and impacting change.
The 60th Annual National Dialogues on Behavioral Health (NDBH) conference titled "Creating Value, Measuring Value: Connecting Care, Collaboration and Outcomes” will be held at the Renaissance Arts Hotel in New Orleans from Nov. 3–6. Registration information is posted at NationalDialoguesBH.org. Early registration for hotel reservations is Oct. 18, 2019.
The Ochsner Accountable Care Network, LLC (OACN) reported its 2018 savings results, which included a reduction in the expected cost of care by more than $12.87M for over 24,000 Medicare beneficiaries. The 2018 savings represented an 81% increase in savings per beneficiary and a 12% increase in total savings over 2017, resulting from collaboration and development of programs focused on benefiting patients and improve the overall health of the region.
Efforts that contributed to these significant savings include:
Thibodaux Regional Health System announced the addition of Dr. Venkata Devabhaktuni, psychiatrist, to the active medical staff. His office is located at Thibodaux Medical Clinic, 931 N. Canal Boulevard in Thibodaux.
Dr. Omer Khokhar, hematologist-medical oncologist, is also joining the active medical staff. He has joined Thibodaux Regional Oncology Clinic located in Thibodaux Regional’s Cancer Center.
Children’s Hospital New Orleans and Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Louisiana (RMHC-SLA) announced plans to jointly fund a new, expanded family housing space on the Children’s Hospital campus. The $6 million project will expand the current Ronald McDonald House New Orleans program, bringing much needed housing to families from across the state and region whose children receive vital medical services in New Orleans.