NEW ORLEANS – Local supermarket chain Winn-Dixie continues its steadfast commitment to the community, raising $35,234.65 during its Mardi Gras to Geaux campaign to support Ochsner Hospital for Children. During the three-week campaign, customers at all Louisiana Winn-Dixie locations were able to round up their total sale to the nearest dollar to benefit Ochsner pediatric patients and programs.
Winn-Dixie and Ochsner have been partnering together to serve the Southeast for four years. New Orleans and Northshore Area District Manager Chip Turner reflects, “Four years ago, Winn-Dixie and Ochsner Health decided to come together for a partnership to help young patients in our community. Since then, that partnership has evolved to support Ochsner patients throughout the system. It’s so rewarding for our team to give back to the community on this level, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with Ochsner for years to come.”
Dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare, Ochsner Hospital for Children offers unmatched personalized care for all childhood conditions. From rare brain tumors and leukemia to heart conditions and organ transplants, the hospital’s advanced facilities, 120 pediatric physicians and 30 specialties provide elite level outcomes in a caring environment created especially for children.
“The generosity of Winn-Dixie has provided incredible support for our programs and resources at Ochsner Hospital for Children throughout the years,” said Thomas Harris, Jr., Vice President of Pediatrics, Ochsner Hospital for Children. “We are incredibly grateful for our ongoing partnership with Winn-Dixie which has allowed us to further our mission and provide lifesaving care to the community’s most vulnerable patients.”
About Ochsner Health
Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate. Ochsner Health is a not-for-profit committed to giving back to the communities it serves through preventative screenings, health and wellness resources and partnerships with innovative organizations that share our vision. Ochsner Health healed more than 895,000 people from across the globe in 2020, providing the latest medical breakthroughs and therapies, including digital medicine for chronic conditions and telehealth specialty services. Ochsner Health is a national leader, named the top hospital in Louisiana and a top children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report. As Louisiana’s leading healthcare educator, Ochsner Health and its partners educate thousands of healthcare professionals annually. Ochsner Health is innovating healthcare by investing in new technologies and research to make world-class care more accessible, affordable, convenient and effective. Ochsner’s team of more than 30,000 employees and 4,500 providers are working to reinvent the future of health and wellness in the region. To learn more about Ochsner Health, please visit www.ochsner.org.
About Winn-Dixie Gives Foundation
SEG Gives Foundation is the charitable arm of Southeastern Grocers, Inc. (SEG), parent company of BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie stores. The SEG Gives Foundation aligns giving with causes that are priorities to the communities SEG serves, including the fight against hunger, support for military service members and their families, relief to those affected by extreme weather and natural disasters and quality educational opportunities for students. Southeastern Grocers strives to be ingrained in its communities and, through the SEG Gives Foundation, better the lives of its customers and neighbors.