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Ochsner American Legion Hospital is a 49-bed, nonprofit hospital offering medical care without the hassle of extensive travel. Located in Jennings, Louisiana, Ochsner American Legion Hospital offers a wide range of services including cardiology, OB/GYN services, surgical care and emergency services. The hospital opened in 1960 and continues to serve patients though its mission of providing excellent care.

Why Choose Ochsner American Legion Hospital?

We are continually adding new facilities to further help our patients lead healthy lives right here at home. Some of these new innovations include a new patient tower that increases the overall number of patient rooms and a new OB/GYN facility, which offers services from preventive care and pregnancy to post-natal care and more. 

Ochsner American Legion Hospital provides several specialty services. Our cardiac catheterization lab offers multiple cardiac procedures that would only be available in larger hospitals. Capable of performing nuclear stress tests, echocardiograms and coronary angiograms, our cardiac catheterization lab provides high-quality care closer to home. 

General information

Administrative hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Visitor guidelines: One visitor per patient, 18 years or older, is allowed to stay overnight. Children under age 12 may visit in patient rooms, with adult supervision. It is asked that the adult supervisor ensure that the visiting children do not disturb other patients. No more than two visitors may occupy a patient’s room at one time.

Outpatient pharmacy

Our outpatient pharmacy serves all our patients, especially those who need assistance paying for their medications. We aim to provide immediate medicinal care when you are available, improving your recovery time.

Call 337-616-7371.

Awards and Accolades

Ochsner American Legion Hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission.

Accepted health care plans include:

AetnaArcadianBeech Street
Best CareBlue Cross Blue Shield of LaCigna
Coventry -
First Health
Community Health Solutions
of Louisiana (CHS_LA)
Glilsbar
LaCareLouisiana Healthcare ConnectionsLouisiana Workers Comp. Corp
Multiplan, Inc.Humana PPO/HMOHumana Medicare
Office of Group BenefitsPinnaclePPO USA (GA)
PPO PlusTricare & Tricare PrimeUnited Healthcare (UHC)
United Healthcare Community
& State of La


Cardiology

Our 5,000-square-foot cardiology department offers the only cardiac catheterization lab facility between Lake Charles and Lafayette. We provide a modernized facility to local patients who would otherwise be forced to travel 45 minutes or more to receive cardiac care, testing and treatment. Our cardiology department is equipped to provide diagnostic coronary angiography, nuclear stress testing and echocardiograms.

Contact our cardiac catheterization lab at 337-616-7360.

Our Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation facility is equipped for patients who have experienced an MI, coronary artery bypass grafting, stable angina, PTCA/stent, valve replacement, heart transplants and COPD. The physician-supervised program utilizes state-of-the-art telemetry monitoring to help patients grow stronger and to assist with lifestyle modification in order to facilitate the most successful recovery.

Radiology

We offer a full-range of radiology services including

  • 64-slice CT
  • mammograms
  • ultrasounds
  • MRIs
  • nuclear medicine

This department is equipped with updated, modernized imaging machines, including two GE Logic-7 ultrasound machines, a new Phillips Bright View Nuclear Camera, a Radrex-I Dual Detector Digital Radiography System and two PACS systems. And for surgeries, we utilize a OEC c-arm 9600 with the goal of reducing pain and recovery time for our patients.

We're the only hospital in southwest Louisiana with breast-specific gamma imaging, one of the most advanced diagnostic tools for mammography. Through multiple clinical studies, this type of imaging has demonstrated a high sensitivity for identifying earlier stage cancers as small as 3mm and has consistently provided a specificity of 92% - significantly helping to differentiate between benign and malignant lesions.

Respiratory

The respiratory department is now able to complete Pulmonary Function Tests, saving patients the inconvenience of travelling out of town for this service.

Pulmonary function tests are a group of tests that measure how well a patient's lungs work, including how well they actually breathe and how effectively oxygen is transported to vital parts of the body. These tests are usually ordered if you are having symptoms of lung problems, as part of a routing physical or to assess how well your lungs are functioning before undergoing surgery.

Surgical Care

Ochsner American Legion Hospital provides surgical and post-surgical care in a modern facility consisting of four surgery room, one procedural room and one endoscopy room. The comfortable, friendly and community-oriented environment is ideal for patients who are hesitant to complete a necessary medical procedure.

Our surgical procedures include:

  • Skin/soft tissue: melanoma, basal/squamous cell cancer, lipomas, sebaceous cysts, Pilonidal cysts
  • Pediatrics: pyloric stenosis, umbilical hernia, inguinal hernia
  • Vascular disease: aortograms or angiograms, peripheral stents
  • Endoscopy: colonoscopy, flex sigmoidoscopy, EGD, bronchoscopy
  • Head and neck: lymph node biopsy, carotid endarterectomy, tracheostomy
  • Plastics: gluteal flaps, component separation, tissue flaps
  • Lung: VATS, wedge resection, pleurodesis
  • Liver: wedge resection, liver biopsy
  • Hernia: inguinal (lap or open), ventral (lap or open), umbilical, femoral
  • Endocrine: thyroidectomy, parathyroidectomy, distal pancreatectomy
  • GI: gastric surgery, colorectal surgery, small bowl disease, gallbladder disease, hemorrhoidectomy, anal fistula/fissure, appendectomy, splenectomy, open/lap gastrotomy tube, PEG tube
  • Wound: skin grafts, I/D abscess, chronic non-healing wounds, decubitus ulcers
  • Breast: biopsy, lumpectomy, mastectomy, sentinel LN biopsy, axillary LN dissection
  • Vascular access: mediports, dialysis catheters, tunneled catheters, AV fistulas/grafts, central lines
  • Amputations: toe, above or below the knee
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