December 10, 2018

Touro Infirmary announced it has been re-designated as a Gift facility, Louisiana’s primary breastfeeding designation. The Louisiana Department of Health – Office of Public Health – Bureau of Family Health awards The Gift designation statewide to Louisiana birthing facilities who improve hospital practices and policies that are aligned with the evidence-based, internationally recognized Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding of the WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.

December 10, 2018

Ochsner Health System has announced a minimum wage increase from $8.10 per hour to $12 per hour, effective Jan. 20, 2019. This initiative will increase overall annual pay to more than 1,200 employees across the health system.

December 10, 2018

Aflac recently delivered the first My Special Aflac Ducks to Children’s Hospital in New Orleans. My Special Aflac Duck, designed by Sproutel, is a social robot that uses medical play, lifelike movement, and emotions to engage and help comfort kids during their cancer care.

December 11, 2018

St. Tammany Parish Hospital and Ochsner Health System colleagues and supporters recently cut a ceremonial ribbon on the newest location for therapy and wellness in the partnership.

December 11, 2018

Interventional cardiologists at Cardiovascular Institute of the South are performing radial-to-peripheral interventional procedures for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). 

A radial peripheral procedure allows the physician to intervene on a blockage in the leg through access from the radial artery in the left wrist.  This groundbreaking technique dramatically reduces bleeding and other complications while increasing patient comfort post-procedure.  It also allows patients to go home just a couple of hours after the procedure.