Community Health Partnerships

Ochsner actively looks to partner with other organizations in the area to improve the health of our citizens. Many of the major problems that confront our community are beyond the ability of only one organization to solve. Ochsner has identified key areas where our clinical and management expertise can help the community.

St. Thomas Community Health Center

Ochsner has partnered with the nonprofit safety net clinic St. Thomas Community Health Center since its inception in 1987. Ochsner provides financial support and staffing support in the form of resident staffing and specialists in Infectious Disease, Otolaryngology, Cardiology and Nephrology. In addition, Ochsner partners with outside funding sources to provide services such as cochlear implants and cardiovascular procedures at the Ochsner campus, facilitating a level of care that is not otherwise available at the clinic.

Learn more about the St. Thomas Community Health Center.


The PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) program offers its members services to make it possible for extremely frail and cognitively impaired elders to remain at home. Services include access to: primary care physicians, specialists, home health aides, transportation, recreation and companionship at its day center, meals at the center or delivered to home, and medical assistance on call 24 hours a day. Ochsner is the medical specialty and hospital partner for the New Orleans site of this program which is operated by the Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Learn more about PACE.

St Charles Parish Hospital

Living its commitment to providing quality healthcare close to home, Ochsner has established a partnership with St Charles Parish Hospital (SCPH). SCPH is vital to the health and well being of the parish as it is the only hospital serving the parish’s 52,000 residents. However, due to the small size and rural location, SCPH has struggled with recruiting and retaining physicians, particularly specialists. The focus of the partnership is to utilize Ochsner’s diverse system resources to support the operation and growth of the parish hospital. Ochsner assists in filling clinical gaps in service and expanding clinical services by recruiting physicians and specialists as well as providing administrative support. Ochsner provides various consulting services to the hospital including emergency room design, preparation for Joint Commission, human resource and clinical policy and procedure review, continuing education for clinical personnel, clinical orientation for specialized services and performance benchmark analysis.