Ochsner Health System has teamed up with 11 health systems as founding members of Civica Rx, a new not-for-profit generic drug company. Together with its initial governing members, Civica Rx represents approximately 750 hospitals across the United States whose focus is to address national drug shortages and high prices of life-saving medications.
As part of an ongoing commitment to community health, welfare, and diversity, Louisiana Healthcare Connections is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the SNAP/EBT matching program at Sankofa’s Fresh Stop Markets in New Orleans.
St. Tammany Parish Hospital announced the first baby born at the hospital in 2019, Raine Duran Zitzmann, weighing 8 lbs., 8 oz., and measuring 19 inches long. Proud parents Scott and Susie Zitzmann, obstetrician Katherine Williams, and labor and delivery nurse Alicia Quirk welcomed the baby boy into the world at 7:24 a.m. on Jan. 1.
Slidell Memorial Hospital Chairman of the Board Daniel Ferrari announced that the Slidell Memorial Hospital Board of Commissioners approved moving forward with a bond refunding issue for its general obligation bonds issued in 2009. This refinancing of the 2009 bonds is the latest in a series of refundings in recent years resulting in savings to taxpayers of more than $2,302,000.
Ochsner Health Network (OHN) primary care doctors in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana’s Quality Blue program are getting better health results for their patients who have chronic conditions.
Blue Cross recognized nearly 400 primary care doctors from all regions of Louisiana at its 2018 Quality Blue Statewide Learning Collaborative on Nov. 1, 2018.
The doctors earned Top Performer awards for treating patients who have the chronic conditions targeted in Quality Blue – diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), vascular disease, and chronic kidney disease.