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Louisiana Business shorts for today: GNO Inc gets two listed to major economic developer’s list; New Orleans international and science Show approaching, Ag. Sec. Strain issues warning, Ochsner announces partnership and more…The below are press releases or other information extracted from the web.

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ejLouisiana Medical News for today: Blue Cross, EJGH, Ochsner

New Chief Strategy Officer at EJGH

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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.

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ochsner-lafayetteToday, 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.

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BATON-ROUGE-SKYNews from press releases about Ochsner's Health System, Sportsman Expo, Amtrak and the Lagasse Foundation headline our Louisiana Biz Shorts, today:

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BATON-ROUGE-SKYRound 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?

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Kennedy-interview2Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy is just both inside and outside of state government who are nonplussed over the current state of healthcare in Louisiana.

 

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kennedy-officeAccording 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.

 

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Warner-Thomas-StandingCall 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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Louisiana As a public service, Bayoubuzz will publish certain relevant press releases during this time of the Isaac emergency, for the convenience of our readers.

We are labeling this as Hurricane Isaac rather than Tropical Storm Isaac because we believe the storm will soon be a hurricane prior to hitting the coast.

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  • Despite 5th plea, Schiff says House Intelligence Committee pursues Flynn's documents
  • Facebook Live: Discuss harm of Trump budget proposal on Louisiana coastal economy, restoration
  • Governor Edwards welcomes Pence with Medicaid, budget, Louisiana coast wishlist
  • World Premiere tonight in N.O. Bilderberg, the Movie

flynn2Despite General Michael Flynn’s announcement via his counsel that the General and former head of National Security, would take the 5th Amendment in Congressional proceedings, the Intelligence Committee will pursue information, regardless.

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560 usgs land loss map 2The efforts to rebuild the Louisiana coast has suffered a major and immediate setback, assuming that Congress goes along with the most recent budget proposal from President Trump.

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penceToday, Governor John Bel Edwards welcomed Vice President Mike Pence to Louisiana as he Veep is attending a event with top Louisianqa Republican officials. Along with the welcome, however, is a wishlist of requests including an item of recent vinctage involving the current Trump budget which tears a hole into the funding for the Louisiana coastal restoration. 

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bilderbergIt is always an honor when a movie premiere is held in New Orleans and tonight is no exception. At 7:30 p.m. Bilderberg, the Movie will premiere at the historic Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania Street.

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