Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:37
Louisiana Biz: Cajo Technologies, Ochsner ranks high; Riverwalk and Coke
Written by 

hecht-budgetToday’s Louisiana Biz news: Michael Hecht of GNO Inc  announced today that a new technology company, CAJO, from Finland has chosen New Orleans as its US headquarters.  Also, Ochsner once again has been listed as one of the top hospital and medical centers in the nation.   Last, there is always time for the Riverwalk and Coke.

 

 

(Photo: Michael Hecht)
CAJO

From Michal Hecht:

Finnish-based Cajo Technologies has chosen New Orleans for its US headquarters, and is expected to bring close to 90 direct and indirect jobs to the region.  Using laser beam technology, Cajo has patented a new way to create precise permanent markings and color patterns on almost any material.  The Cajo announcement is particularly noteworthy because it is the first win for Greater New Orleans from Scandinavian business accelerator Nest, which recently opened its New Orleans office.  Cajo manager Ismo Rantala says “We chose Louisiana for the Cajo Technologies U.S. headquarters for many reasons:  Louisiana has a very cost-efficient business environment to launch sales and production operations in the same place; additionally, LED and GNO Inc. have been truly professional and have effectively helped to provide many business solutions, like finding the right customer segments, getting regional statistics, identifying workforce solutions and identifying a business facility with great production features."

You can see more about Cajo here:  www.cajo.fi/en/

SHARE A COKE

On Saturday July 25th , from 12 to 6 at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, Food Court, visit the #ShareaCoke setup located in Riverwalk's Food Court to personalize two Coke® mini cans – one to keep and one to share! The Share a Coke® Tour includes personalized Coca-Cola, Coke Zero and Diet Coke mini-cans, music and entertainment, a selfie photo station and more!

OCHSNER RANKS AGAIN

Ochsner Medical Center, Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus and Ochsner Baptist Medical Center* have again been ranked among the best hospitals in the country in six medical specialties, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2015-16 Best Hospitals rankings. The annual Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

Only 46 hospitals in the country ranked nationally in six or more specialties, and Ochsner is the only hospital to be ranked in the top 50 in any specialty within Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas. This is the 15th time since 1996 Ochsner has been recognized among the Best Hospitals in America.

U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition or extra risk because of age or multiple health problems. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, adequacy of nurse staffing and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

Fewer than 3 percent of the 4,716 hospitals that were analyzed for Best Hospitals 2015-16 in 16 data-driven and reputational scoring specialties earned national rankings in even one specialty.

“A Best Hospital has demonstrated expertise in treating the most challenging patients,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of.”

Ochsner Medical Center (in conjunction with Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus and Ochsner Baptist Medical Center) was ranked #1 in Louisiana and #1 in the New Orleans metro area as well as being recognized among the Best Hospitals in Southeastern Louisiana.

Ochsner Medical Center, Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus and Ochsner Baptist Medical Center are:

$1·Nationally ranked #24 in Ear, Nose and Throat

$1·Nationally ranked #31 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

$1·Nationally ranked #40 in Nephrology

$1·Nationally ranked #23 in Neurology & Neurosurgery

$1·Nationally ranked #45 in Orthopedics

$1·Nationally ranked #40 in Pulmonology

In addition, the Ochsner hospitals received High Performing rankings in several categories, which mean each met a standard of performance nearly as demanding as that of the national rankings.

Ochsner Medical Center, Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus and Ochsner Baptist Medical Center are:

$1·High Performing in Cancer

$1·High Performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

$1·High Performing in Diabetes & Endocrinology

$1·High Performing in Geriatrics

$1·High Performing in Gynecology

$1·High Performing in Urology

In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that perform nearly at the level of their nationally ranked peers in one or more specialties, as well as hospitals that excel in multiple common procedures and conditions.

“To achieve these rankings as part of the most comprehensive national evaluation of hospitals and their clinical programs completed is truly outstanding.” said Warner Thomas, President and CEO, Ochsner Health System. “As a national and global healthcare destination, we depend on every member of our organization to improve medical care for the benefit of our patients. We are proud of the work our physicians and staff accomplish on a daily basis so that we can fulfill our mission to change and save lives of our patients.”

“Ochsner continues to improve and advance the delivery of top-notch patient care across a growing footprint,” said Dr. Joseph Bisordi, Chief Medical Officer, Ochsner Health System. “We continuously look for ways to enhance the offerings for our patients and remain committed to providing a patient-centric, high-quality environment year after year.”

"These rankings showcase the tremendous success Ochsner had in continuing to provide high-quality care across the region," Robert Wolterman, CEO, Ochsner Medical Center. “It is because of the commitment our physicians, nurses and all of our employees have made to our patients and communities that allows us to receive such prestigious recognition.”  

The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. U.S. News used the same data, as well as the new Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings, first published in May, to produce the state and metro rankings.

The rankings are freely available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2016” guidebook, available in August from the U.S. News Store.

**Ochsner’s quality metrics include data from both Ochsner Medical Center, Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank Campus and Ochsner Baptist Medical Center.

 

 

Login to post comments
Powered By JFBConnect
  • Cat Fights on the Hot Cement Confederate New Orleans statues
  • Ex-Saints, Bears, Bills, NFL Exec, Jim W. Miller discusses NFL Draft tomorrow
  • Trump's new plan; Curtains on tax returns release; 40% say Trump-Russia; Probing Obama admin
  • Watch Louisiana Governor Edwards talk about CAT Tax failure

catRarely, have I seen few issues that have generated as much raw heat, tension, and passion than the confederate monuments controversy. 

Just as existed during the real civil war, where brothers battled brothers, social media is the battleground, particularly Facebook, pitting friend against friend.

On one side of the tense divide, there are those who are protecting the New Orleans civil war era monuments.  Burnt in effigy, forever, is the symbol of Mayor Mitch Landrieu for up-ending what the monument protectors consider to be the loving civil society of New Orleans.

Lately, events have turned somewhat militaristic.

Some protectors of the confederate monuments have been staying vigilant, in person and online, even surveilling during the wee hours of the morning, waiting for the next Mayor Landrieu attack. On Sunday morning, with protections of snipers, masked workers and a dumbstruck audience, the worst of all of the monuments was cut and carried., the Liberty Monument. 

Read More

miller nfl live2 5It’s D-Day or Draft Day tomorrow in the NFL.

More specifically, Thursday represents the first day of the NFL draft 2017.

Read More

 

trump curtainsThe major President Trump news of the day focuses upon taxes, not only the tax cuts he is proposing but his own taxes, which he obviously, refuses to unveil.

 

Read More

edwards play money 1

At a press conference today, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said the CAT Tax did not pass the House Ways and Means Committee.  The Governor, in addressing the media said that "the fate of that bill was decided long before we unveiled it".

Read More

latter-blum2

Sen. Appel talks budget, economy

TRUMP TALK

Dead Pelican

Optimized-DeadPelican2 1 1