Award-Winners Include Ochsner, LCMC, N.O. & Company and Avala

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans & Company earned the gold statuette for Best Culinary Destination – U.S.; the silver statuette for Best Tourism Board – U.S.; and the bronze statuette for Best City Destination – Domestic in the 9th annual Travvy Awards. New Orleans & Company also won a Recommend’s Readers’ Choice Award for Best Destination – Culinary.  

The annual Travvy Awards — where travel advisors vote on the best in the travel industry — recognize the highest standards of excellence in the travel industry by honoring travel companies, travel products, travel agencies, and destinations for their outstanding achievements. 

Avala was named one of 70 hospitals and health systems with spine and neuroscience programs to know by Becker’s Hospital Review in November. The hospitals and health systems on this list are nationally recognized for their exceptional spine and neuroscience programs. These programs are committed to improving patient outcomes, conducting trailblazing research, and expanding access to care. Becker

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The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), has released its Digital Health Most Wired Survey results for the 2023 data collection period. Ochsner Health announced its Level 9 achievement for both the acute and ambulatory survey selections for the second consecutive year.

Among the more than 55,000 facilities represented, Ochsner ranked above peers in categories like analytics and data management, population health, infrastructure, and patient engagement. The survey assessed the adoption, integration, and impact of technologies in healthcare organizations at all stages of development, from early development to industry leading.

“We are proud to recognize Ochsner’s exceptional dedication to digital health excellence,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell. “Its pioneering performance in the industry not only inspires other organizations by example, but also provides patients around the world with better care.”

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Last week, the Southeastern Museums Conference announced the winners of its annual awards competitions, which highlight excellence by member museums across the American South. The New Orleans Museum of Art received three awards in the publication and technology competitions for the exhibition Called to the Camera: Black American Studio Photographers.The exhibition brought together over 250 photographs from the 19th century to the present illustrating the artistic virtuosity, social significance, and political impact of African American photographers working in commercial portrait studios.

“Called to the Camera: Black American Studio Photographers presented a broader and more inclusive history of photography that highlighted Black subjects on both sides of the camera,” said Susan M. Taylor, the Montine McDaniel Freeman director of NOMA. “Congratulations are due to exhibition curator Brian Piper and our entire museum staff for the important legacy of this exhibition and these award-winning projects.”

LCMC Health announced that a number of its hospitals earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog that sets standards for excellence in patient care.  Leapfrog assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

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Hospitals that earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group include: 

  • East Jefferson General Hospital
  • Lakeview Hospital
  • Touro Infirmary
  • Lakeside Hospital
  • Tulane Medical Center
  • West Jefferson Medical Center

This national distinction recognizes each hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error. This is the sixth time EJGH has been presented an “A” safety grade.

“At LCMC Health, our commitment to patient safety has always been a top priority,” said Greg Feirn, CEO, LCMC Health. “Because of their unwavering dedication to patient care, many of our hospitals earned an ‘A’ in excellence from the Leapfrog Group. We believe in setting the highest standards of care, and this recognition is a testament to our relentless pursuit of a safer tomorrow for the communities we serve.”

Several Ochsner Health hospitals and partners across the Gulf South have earned an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Fall 2023.

The following Ochsner Health hospitals and partners received an “A” grade from Leapfrog:

  • Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center
  • Ochsner Baptist – A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center
  • Ochsner Medical Center – Kenner
  • Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans
  • Ochsner Medical Center– Hancock
  • Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge
  • Slidell Memorial Hospital East
  • St. Bernard Parish Hospital
  • St. Charles Parish Hospital

“Ochsner Health’s ‘A’ grades are a direct result of our teams continually putting patients first throughout every aspect of care. Their hard work and dedication to provide high quality care for our community is unmatched,” said Robert Hart, MD, chief physician executive, Ochsner Health. “I am proud of the environment we have created for our patients.”

DePaul Community Health Centers’ Family and Social Medicine Residency Program recently earned accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The program, which is patient-centered and tailored to each resident, focuses on delivering the highest-level of primary care and offers a rich environment to learn and address all elements of care.

The ACGME accreditation comes after months of the Family and Social Medicine Residency team working diligently to ensure the program meets requirements set within clinical learning environments to support the developmental skills, knowledge, and attitudes of future physicians. The program also facilitates an environment where residents can interact with patients under the guidance and supervision of  highly-qualified physicians.

“I’m beyond proud of the level of professionalism and experience that DePaul Community Health Centers’ Family and Social Medicine Residency Program will provide participants,” said Dr. Michael Griffin, CEO and President of DCHC. “The curriculum is designed to be innovative and comprehensive in a way that enables residents to personalize parts of their training. Most importantly, it speaks to DePaul’s passion for supporting and inspiring the next generation of community health care professionals by offering invaluable learning experiences.”

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