linked in pixel

Why choose Ochsner American Legion Hospital?

Ochsner American Legion Hospital is a 49-bed, nonprofit hospital located in Jennings, Louisiana. Ochsner American Legion Hospital offers a wide range of services including cardiology, OB/GYN, surgical care and emergency medicine. The hospital opened in 1960 and continues to provide patients excellent care.

Ochsner American Legion Hospital is making healthcare easy. One advantage of having a doctor at Ochsner is our electronic medical record. Wherever you go in the Ochsner network, your medical history goes with you and is accessible by specialists, urgent cares and ERs all across the Gulf South. We are also making it easier to connect you to your doctor at any time with MyOchsner. You can call or message your doctor, schedule appointments, submit refill requests for medication and schedule preventive health reminders to help you stay on track. MyOchsner also allows you to view your results and connect your family to your records and treatment team.

Schedule an appointment

To schedule an appointment, call 225-752-2470. You may also schedule an appointment through MyOchsner.

We offer same-day, next-day and weekend appointments. We also offer virtual visits. If you are a new patient, your first virtual appointment is at the discretion of the provider. Learn more about virtual visits, here.

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. No more than two visitors may occupy a patient’s room at one time.

Outpatient pharmacy

For hours and information for our outpatient patient pharmacy, call 337-616-7371.

Awards and Accolades

Ochsner American Legion Hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval™ is an internationally recognized symbol of quality that indicates a commitment to the highest level of patient safety and care. Our clinics have met the highest and most rigorous performance standards to obtain this distinction.


Ochsner American Legion Hospital's cardiology team is led by highly trained cardiologists, with a wealth of experience. Our cardiology department offers the only cardiac catheterization lab facility between Lake Charles and Lafayette as well as a  cardiopulmonary rehabilitation facility. 

Our cardiac catheterization lab offers:

  • Diagnostic coronary angiography
  • Nuclear stress testing
  • Echocardiograms

For more information about our cardiac catheterization lab, call 337-616-7360.

Our cardiopulmonary rehabilitation facility is available for patients who have experienced serious heart or lung health complications, including:

  • Myocardial infarction
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Stable angina
  • Valve replacement
  • Heart transplants
  • Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA)/Stent
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

This physician-supervised program utilizes state-of-the-art monitoring to help patients grow stronger and to assist with lifestyle modification in order to help patients reach their most successful recovery.


Ochsner American Legion Hospital offers 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. For surgeries, our team utilizes a OEC c-arm 9600 with the goal of reducing pain and recovery time for our patients.

Ochsner American Legion Hospital is only hospital in southwest Louisiana with breast-specific gamma imaging, which is 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. 


Ochsner American Legion Hospital's respiratory department offers a wide range of services including complete pulmonary function tests. 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 routine 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. The friendly and community-oriented environment is ideal for patients' comfort. 

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
icon: Erlenmeyer flask containing bubbling liquid Explore Clinical Trials

Over 700 clinical trials
being conducted at Ochsner.

blue box gift wrapped Donate to Ochsner

We change and save lives every day.
Your support makes it possible.

My Ochsner Promo

Schedule with the MyOchsner Health Portal

Receive more appointment times through online appointment scheduling through the MyOchsner patient portal. This means that you can conveniently schedule your next appointment yourself.

Learn More Log in to MyOchsner