MHM Urgent Care Is Now Ochsner Urgent Care

NEW ORLEANS – Ochsner Health System announced yesterday, Monday, April 24, the rebranding of MHM Urgent Care and Occupational Health to Ochsner Urgent Care and Ochsner Occupational Health, respectively.

         Ochsner acquired Millennium Health Management, Inc. (MHM) in January, increasing access to convenient, non-emergency care and occupational health services in the Greater New Orleans area.

         “By acquiring MHM in January, Ochsner now offers a full continuum of integrated, pre-acute, non-emergency room offerings throughout the Greater New Orleans Area,” said Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich, chief strategy officer, Ochsner Urgent Care. “Ochsner Urgent Care locations will now continue in Ochsner’s goal of ensuring that the most appropriate level of care is accessible to patients when and where they need us.”

         “As one of the most recognized Urgent Care and Occupational Health providers in South Louisiana, and the first Joint Commission accredited Urgent Care Organization in the country, MHM has established itself as a leader in the urgent care field since its inception,” said Diedra Dias, vice president of Urgent Care and Occupational Health Service Lines, Ochsner Health System. “We plan to build on that reputation by offering patients an integrated and collaborative healthcare experience between Ochsner Urgent Care, Ochsner Occupational Health and the comprehensive services offered throughout Ochsner Health System.”

         According to Becker’s Healthcare Review, the number of urgent care facilities is expected to increase 5.8 percent each year through 2018 to meet the growing patient demand. Through Ochsner Urgent Care’s urgent care and occupational health clinics, patients can now experience a coordination of resources that ensure seamless access to the depth and breadth of all Ochsner services.

         As part of this transition, Ochsner Urgent Care will soon upgrade the clinics’ electronic medical record (EMR) to the industry-leading Epic software, greatly expanding the ability of the hospital to coordinate patient care across the entire Ochsner Health System, reps said. This transition will allow patient information to be securely accessed by all Ochsner providers, meaning that, no matter which Ochsner facility a patient chooses to access, the medical staff at that facility will have full access to the patient’s medical record, ensuring the highest quality of care, they said.

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