Sometimes healthcare is about more than just providing great quality care to our patients day in and day out.
This week, we join together with the American Nursing Association and hospitals all across the country to celebrate National Nurses Week, which concludes on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.
Every day around our city and country, countless volunteers selflessly give their resources, time and talent to serve others. Many of these volunteers choose to give their time by assisting with multiple efforts at various non-profit area organizations.
Programs such as Ochsner’s ASSERT telemedicine program can be valuable to patients who find themselves experiencing a stroke. Stroke neurologists are present virtually through secure wireless data and video communication 24/7. Ochsner’s stroke team evaluates patients, diagnoses, directs care and ensures that timely thrombolytic therapy is administered.
Lung transplant patient Marie DeLarge shares in her own words what she would say to her donor's family and how the quality of her life has been the best it has been in decades.