Ochsner Medical Center is located near uptown New Orleans and includes acute and sub-acute facilities; centers of excellence Ochsner Cancer Institute, Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Center and Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute. Ochsner employs over 600 physicians in 80 medical specialties and subspecialties.
Ochsner was ranked one of the "Best Places to Work" by New Orleans CityBusiness in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and received the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 12 consecutive years.
Ochsner was ranked as "Best" Hospital by U.S. News and World Report in 2007. Ochsner Health System is a non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare system.
Our commitment to patient care, education and research, and our unique coordinated neighborhood-based system that provides healthcare with peace of mind by putting the needs of all patients first.
Ochsner continuously meets the ever-changing needs of our patients and community through electronically-linked hospitals and health centers. Our patient's electronic medical records are available from any Ochsner location allowing for the most consistent patient care, both for routine health needs and more complex medical conditions.
History of Ochsner
It took courage in 1939 for Alton Ochsner to be the first to publicly link tobacco use with lunch cancer. And it took courage in 1942 for Dr. Ochsner and four of his peers to found the first group medical practice in the South.
Over the years Ochsner has seen many changes, growing from a small practice to a full-service Health System.