Ochsner Hero: Dr. Yvens Laborde
This week's Ochsner Hero of the week is Dr. Yvens Laborde. Dr. Laborde leads Ochsner's Equitable Vaccine Distribution work group to make sure Covid-19 vaccines are distributed safely, efficiently and effectively across the region and also is involved with international aid and assisting Haiti's Covid-19 recovery.
Ochsner Hero: Dwight Warren
Most would describe Dwight or D.J., as everyone calls him, as quiet, humble, kind and always willing to help. In April of 2020 at the age of 17, D.J. was suddenly diagnosed with a brain tumor. He underwent brain surgery to remove most of the tumor, but also had to undergo chemotherapy treatment and physical therapy treatment to recover from his surgery. With determination, Faith in God, and support of family, friends, and Ochsner medical team D.J. Surprised everyone with a speedy recovery. He's stronger every day. DJ enjoys sports, spending time with his family, his favorite cousin and going to church on Sundays with his grandmother.
Ochsner Hero: Roy Green
This week's Ochsner Hero of the week is Roy Green. Green has lived with scoliosis his whole life. After his condition left him paraplegic, Green received a life changing surgery by the surgeons at Ochsner Hospital and regained his ability to walk through hard work and determination.
Ochsner Hero: Dr. Veronica Gillispie
The Saints and Ochsner celebrate Dr. Veronica Gillispie by naming her the Ochsner Hero for the NFC Divisional game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Gillispie is one of 500 vaccinated health-care workers from Ochsner Health and LCMC Health that have been selected to attend Sunday's playoff game.
Ochsner Hero: Morgan Hahn
The Saints and Ochsner celebrate Morgan Hahn by naming her the Ochsner Hero for the NFC Wild Card matchup against the Chicago Bears. Hahn is one of 250 vaccinated health care workers from Ochsner Health and LCMC Health that have been selected to attend Sunday's playoff game.