ochsner http://wwno.org en Ochsner CEO Warner Thomas on Hospital System Trends http://wwno.org/post/ochsner-ceo-warner-thomas-hospital-system-trends <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/03/convoinmed_warren_thomas_final.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 12:22:00 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 56799 at http://wwno.org Treatments for Blood Cancers Proliferate http://wwno.org/post/treatments-blood-cancers-proliferate Dr. Robert Emmons of the Ochsner Blood Cancers and Stem Cell Transplant Program says it's an exciting time for blood cancer treatment, with many new drugs and sources for stem cells.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/08/emmons_final.mp3" class="asset-audio">Dr. Robert Emmons, Director of Hematologic Malignancy and Bone Marrow Transplant</a><p> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 18:40:00 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 41506 at http://wwno.org Artificial Heart Provides Bridge to Transplant http://wwno.org/post/artificial-heart-provides-bridge-transplant <span style="font-family: "Times New Roman","serif"; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Dr. Hector Ventura leads the Ochsner team that implanted the "Total Artificial Heart" for the first time in February. Their patient, a father of five now awaiting a matching donor heart, was the first in the Gulf Coast region to receive the device.</span><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/07/Ventura_final.mp3" class="asset-audio">Dr. Ventura</a><p> Sun, 26 May 2013 18:57:00 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 36184 at http://wwno.org Ochsner's Transplant Team Heralded http://wwno.org/post/ochsners-transplant-team-heralded <div><div><div>The Multi-Transplant Institute Team at the Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans was recognized as Number One in the U.S. for the year 2012 by CareChex, based on mortality and complication rates.</div><div>&#160;</div><div>Dr. Nigel Girgrah, Liver Transplant Director, says Ochsner's Living Donor Program helps prevent deaths of patients on the waiting list by reducing wait times.</div></div></div><div>&#160;</div><div><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/05/convoinmed_girgahFIXED.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Sun, 12 May 2013 12:42:00 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 35155 at http://wwno.org Ochsner Doc Named to Medical Board http://wwno.org/post/ochsner-doc-named-medical-board <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Dr. Joseph Bisordi has been named to the board of directors of the American Medical Group Association.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Bisordi is executive vice president and chief medical officer for the Ochsner Health System.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26482 at http://wwno.org Ochsner Baptist opens ER http://wwno.org/post/ochsner-baptist-opens-er <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53527aec880da-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53527aec880da-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53527aec880da-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wwno/local-wwno-814633.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Ochsner Baptist Medical Center is now offering emergency room treatment, for the first since Hurricane Katrina.</p> Mon, 12 Jan 2009 09:29:08 +0000 Eileen Fleming 1538 at http://wwno.org