Louisiana Medical News for today: Blue Cross, EJGH, Ochsner
New Chief Strategy Officer at EJGH
Today’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.
Today, Lafayette General Health (“LGH”) and Ochsner Health System (“Ochsner”) celebrated the formation of a long-term, strategic partnership focused on increasing local access to care, improving quality and reducing the cost of healthcare for patients across southwest Louisiana. Together, as part of the Ochsner Health Network, the two organizations will build upon their unique strengths and effectively collaborate as partners to improve the health of the Louisiana communities they both serve today and to meet the needs of new communities across the state.
News from press releases about Ochsner's Health System, Sportsman Expo, Amtrak and the Lagasse Foundation headline our Louisiana Biz Shorts, today:
Round Louisiana today? The announcement that a nonpartisan coalition of lawmakers including Senators David Vitter and Mary Landrieu are holding a press conference regarding the flood insurance crises; Don't get spooked out about New Orleans, get the treat, or so indicates Travelocity.
Ochsner is reporting good news for one of its doctors. An organization has engineered some funds for Nicholls State; Non-profits looking for donors? How about a workshop?
Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy is just both inside and outside of state government who are nonplussed over the current state of healthcare in Louisiana.
According to Louisiana Treasurer, John Kennedy the state was caught a little “flat-footed” and “without a plan” when Congress reduced the amount Louisiana would receive from the federal government for Medicaid.
Call it a new era with new leadership for an institution that has grown throughout the New Orleans region and in Baton Rouge and other Louisiana locations in recent years.
Warner Thomas, President and Chief Operating Officer of Ochsner Health System, became the system’s President and Chief Executive Officer on September 1. Thomas succeeds Dr. Patrick Quinlan, who has led Ochsner Health System since 2001.
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