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Ochsner Health is the leading nonprofit healthcare provider in the Gulf South, delivering expert care at its 46 hospitals and more than 370 health and urgent care centers. For 12 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Ochsner as the No. 1 hospital in Louisiana. Additionally, Ochsner Children’s has been recognized as the No. 1 hospital for kids in Louisiana for three consecutive years. Ochsner inspires healthier lives and stronger communities through a combination of standard-setting expertise, quality and connection not found anywhere else in the region. In 2023, Ochsner Health cared for more than 1.5 million people from every state in the nation and 65 countries. Ochsner’s workforce includes more than 38,000 dedicated team members and over 4,700 employed and affiliated physicians.

The Gold Standard of Nursing Excellence

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Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans, located at 1514 Jefferson Highway, achieved the American Nursing Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition® for Excellence in Nursing Services in 2003 and was re-designated in 2008, 2019 and 2024. We are among less than 1% of hospitals in the nation to have achieved Magnet designation four times.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. This credential is the highest national honor for professional nursing practice. Earning Magnet recognition is a great accomplishment and an incredible source of pride for our nurses. We are proud of our continued honor in the Magnet Recognition Program®, which is proof of our dedication to quality healthcare and our commitment to providing a work environment where nurses are empowered and equipped to provide expert care to every patient in our communities.

Learn more about the Magnet Recognition Program.

Get to Know Us

We’re happy to answer your questions. Contact our Patient and Provider Advocacy department by emailing patientadvocate@ochsner.org or call 1-844-959-HEAR (4327).

Outcomes and Honors

We are proud to be recognized among the Top Hospitals in the nation, as recognized by U.S. News & World Report and  Becker's Hospital Report.

US News and World Report Best Regional Hospital New Orleans Badge

U.S. News & World Report

Ochsner Medical Center - New Orleans (OMC), including Baptist and West Bank campuses, is named the Best Hospital in Louisiana for 13 years.

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