{INTERVIEW} Ochsner continues working in ways to help employees and visitors…

Michelle Southern: Weekdays 2pm-7pm

Ochsner Baton Rouge now offers InstaEat, a mobile app that helps users electronically order and pay for meals from the hospital cafeteria. InstaEat is available for anyone who orders from the cafeteria at Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge or Ochsner Medical Complex – The Grove, including Ochsner staff and visitors.

InstaEat was designed by Compass Digital Labs, which specializes in developing electronic products for the hospitality industry. Ochsner Baton Rouge purchased the app with an $11,000 grant from Viral Positivity, a community grant program led by Baton Rouge marketing agency ThreeSixtyEight with support from East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore’s office and Baton Rouge Area Foundation.

“Healthcare settings can be high-stress environments for clinical caregivers,” said Aldo Russo, M.D., Regional Medical Director, Ochsner Baton Rouge. “Most of our employees’ time is spent taking care of others. The InstaEat app ensures the precious time they receive for a break isn’t spent waiting in line.”

I was joined on the air this afternoon by Kenny Nguyen, CEO and Founder of 368, to talk about Viral Positivity and why they were moved to coordinate a donation of this kind for Ochser:


For appointments across the Baton Rouge region, call (225) 761-5200 or visit www.ochsner.org/info. In-person appointments and video visits are available online and through the MyOchsner patient portal.