METAIRIE — Tulane Lakeside Hospital said in a press release today it was awarded an “A” in the The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Tulane Lakeside’s continued efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. “Patients and...
BATON ROUGE – On Wednesday, Oct. 23, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Vindell Washington, M.D., participated in the public release of a National Academy of Medicine report titled “Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being.” More details...
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., listens to a question during the question and answer part of her campaign event Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H. (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter)WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren promised Friday to spend more than $20...
Photo from Getty ImagesNEW YORK (NerdWallet) — When we’re given a choice about our health care plans, we often choose badly. In one study, more than 80-percent of the employees at a Fortune 100 company picked the wrong plans, often choosing low-deductible options that ultimately cost them more. Another study...
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar smiles during a television interview at the White House, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers will have more health insurance choices next year under the much-debated Obama health care law and premiums will dip slightly for...
Dr. Jayne WeissNEW ORLEANS – Jayne S. Weiss, MD, professor and chair of ophthalmology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine and chief medical officer of LSU Healthcare Network, was selected as the recipient of the 2020 Castroviejo Award. The award is given annually by the Cornea Society to...
Photo from Getty ImagesNEW ORLEANS – Twenty-three registered nurses with Ochsner ​and its affiliated hospitals were recognized in the 2019 “Great Nurses of Louisiana” list compiled annually by The Great 100 Nurses Foundation.  The announcement was made in a press release. Honorees from Ochsner ​and its affiliated hospitals include: Business Office –...
NEW ORLEANS — Considering a career in healthcare? Then be sure to stop by Ochsner’s annual nursing & allied health fall career expo, tomorrow, Oct. 15, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome (1500 Sugar Bowl Drive). Guests will learn about job opportunities and employee benefits, while networking...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – October XX, 2019 – Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced in a press release that it is launching the Humana Honor Medicare Advantage plans for 2020. ‘Honor’ underscores Humana’s commitment to veterans and is designed to complement health care provided through Veterans Affairs (VA). Humana Honor also boosts...
NEW ORLEANS – During the recent annual meeting of the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP), LSU Health New Orleans faculty and staff garnered top honors in three of four awards categories. LSU Health New Orleans’ Minority/Underserved NCORP, called the Gulf South Minority/Underserved Clinical Trials Network, is one of 12...