Ochsner Medical Center on the West Bank is a 180-bed general medical and surgical acute care facility, located on the mighty Mississippi River.
The Medical Center offers comprehensive medical services provided by a multi-disciplinary team including more than 300 board-certified or board-eligible physicians, a highly-trained nursing staff and other skilled allied-health professionals.
Since becoming a member of the Ochsner family in October 2006, the Medical Center has made great strides in bringing more comprehensive and technologically-advanced services to the community. New radiology, pharmacy, and emergency department information systems have been implemented. A new Pre-Operative Assessment Center was also built, which decreases patient's pre-surgery testing and registration to just under one hour. Cardiovascular Surgery Services were re-established at the hospital as well. A six-bed outpatient chemotherapy administration area was likewise outfitted to meet the needs of West Bank residents requiring chemotherapy, blood transfusions, injections and other cancer-related drug therapy.
Additionally, several established services such as the Family Unit, NICU and Emergency Department are continuing to grow, becoming leaders for the West Bank.
Each day, Ochsner Medical Center's West Bank campus is opening doors to new West Bank residents and others from the wider region. We are a community resource for the West Bank and beyond, promoting health and wellness for all of our citizens.
As a proud participant in many national quality initiatives, Ochsner Medical Center is working to improve patient care, patient outcomes and safety in ways that can be documented and adopted as daily practice. As the metropolitan area continues to feel the impact from the shortage of acute care hospital beds, we are proud to be able to offer the advanced care so many seek.
Whether you come to Ochsner Medical Center on the West Bank to receive emergency care, deliver a baby, take an outpatient test or attend a seminar, rest assured that health care with peace of mind can be yours.