September 22, 2017

Becker’s Hospital Review has recognized Ochsner Medical Center among its 2017 list of 100 hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs. Ochsner Medical Center was one of only two hospitals in Louisiana and Mississippi to be recognized on this list, with the Cancer Center of Acadiana at Lafayette General Medical Center being the other hospital. In 2015, Ochsner Health System and Lafayette General Health formed a strategic partnership to increase local access to care, improve quality, and reduce the cost of healthcare for patients across southwest Louisiana.

September 22, 2017

Lafayette General Health and Ochsner Health System recently hosted a ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate the opening of a new pediatric subspecialty clinic, a joint venture between Lafayette General Medical Center and Ochsner Hospital for Children.

September 22, 2017

AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana, a Healthy Louisiana Medicaid managed care health plan, and part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, has earned a Commendable Health Plan Accreditation status from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

September 22, 2017

The state of Louisiana would lose at least $45,111,030 to counter health crises over the next five years if the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF), part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), were repealed, according to an analysis by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH). The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stands to lose 12 percent of its annual budget.

In total, states would end up losing more than $3 billion over the next five years - from grants and programs supported by the Prevention Fund.

September 22, 2017

The Behavioral Health Collaborative will present the next in a series of programs to educate the public and providers on community needs to respond  to the opioid epidemic, with a goal of developing a continuum of care for the greater Baton Rouge region. The meeting is scheduled on Sept. 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.