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Community Health Needs Assessments

A Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) helps us better understand where and why health outcomes differ across a region, how a variety of health factors combine to influence these outcomes, and how current policies and programs are supporting, or restricting, opportunities to improve health for everyone. Community input in the CHNA process allowed us to determine which significant health needs should be prioritized in our Community Health Improvement Planning process.

The enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requires tax-exempt hospitals to conduct these assessments and implementation strategies every three years. We are required to make these documents available to the public. Section 501(r)(3) requirements include having an authorized body at the hospital facility adopt a documented CHNA that is available to the public and available for feedback.

About Ochsner Health

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.

To access the Community Health Needs Assessment for each of our hospital facilities click the links below

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2024 Community Health Needs Assessments

2023 Community Health Needs Assessments 

2022 Community Health Needs Assessments 

2021 Community Health Needs Assessments 

2020 Community Health Needs Assessments

2019 Community Health Needs Assessments

2018 Community Health Needs Assessments

2018 Community Resource Inventory Documents

2017 Community Health Needs Assessments

2016 Community Health Needs Assessments

2015 Community Health Needs Assessments

2013 Community Health Needs Assessments

2013 Community Resource Inventory Documents

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For more information about the outreach services we provide to the community please visit our Community page.

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