Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate.
In 2020, Ochsner Health unveiled Healthy State, a bold partnership with other healthcare organizations, businesses, churches, schools, community groups and state and local governments. Our goal is a healthier Louisiana with greater access to healthcare for all residents.
One way that Ochsner is helping people eat healthier and feel better is through our Ochsner Eat Fit initiative. You can look for the Eat Fit seal on menus at restaurants across the state to help you make better choices when you go out to eat. You can join Alcohol Free for 40 to discover delicious alternatives to alcoholic drinks and learn benefits of reducing alcohol. And you can discover delicious, healthy, easy recipes plus grocery shopping tips.
We are partnering with organizations across the state to bring healthy food to communities in Louisiana. For example, Clayton Runfalo, MD, and team at Ochsner Health Center - Gonzales hosted a food distribution with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, providing healthy food to people in Ascension Parish.
Ochsner is investing in developing Louisiana’s workforce with good-paying jobs. For example, in 2023, Ochsner celebrated the new Ochsner Center for Nursing and Allied Health at the Delgado Community College City Park Campus. The new state-of-the-art building brings nursing and allied divisions together for the first time in Delgado's history.
A first-time expectant mother, Javon Williams signed up for the Ochsner Connected MOM program. She came to rely on the easy digital devices of the program to track her blood pressure and weight, monitoring her progress between doctor’s visits. When an issue was detected, she was able to quickly address it with her provider. Connected MOM helped Javon relax and focus on “the more important things” like preparing her nursery and getting ready for parenthood. Through expanded internet access, more moms like Javon can have access to Connected MOM.
Ochsner Health and Xavier University of Louisiana combine resources to improve the health of our communities, reducing health inequities, developing healthcare delivery models and modeling equitable care.
This program will cover medical school tuition for medical students who choose to practice psychiatry or primary care in Louisiana with Ochsner.
Healthy State of Mind is a video series and podcast by Ochsner Health. The mission is to educate individuals on mental health and wellness, from better sleep practices to reducing workplace toxicity by establishing boundaries and work-life balance.
Healthy State of Mind is hosted by board-certified psychologist Tracey Murry, PhD, and her co-host, Kaitlyn Heckel, a digital content specialist at Ochsner Health.
Meet Wanda Robinson, MD, medical director for the Brees Family Community Health Centers.
Follow along with pediatrician Dionna Mathews, MD, who is based at Ochsner Medical Complex - the Grove in Baton Rouge.
Kevin Green Jr. is vice president for clinic operations. Learn why he chose to spearhead bringing much-needed services to underserved communities across Louisiana.
Watch our playlist of "Healthy State of Mind'' videos, featuring psychologist Tracey Murry, PhD.