Ochsner Medical Center
Ochsner Medical Center is located on Jefferson Highway, near Uptown New Orleans and includes acute and sub-acute facilities and centers of excellence: Ochsner Cancer Institute, Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Center and Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute.
As a 767-bed acute care hospital Ochsner Medical Center offers the opportunity to learn and provide patient care at a Magnet recognized facility with three Centers of Excellence, all the while gaining exposure to complex medical cases. This campus is also one of six training sites in the world for robotic surgery and is nationally known for many skilled physicians.
Ochsner Medical Center is a part of Ochsner Health, a non-profit, academic, multi-specialty healthcare system. Our commitment to patient care, education and research, and our unique coordinated neighborhood-based system provides healthcare with peace of mind by putting the needs of all patients first. Ochsner continuously meets the ever-changing needs of our patients and community through electronically-linked hospitals and health centers. Our patient’s electronic medical records are available from any Ochsner location, allowing for the most consistent patient care, both for routine health needs and more complex medical conditions.
The West Tower expansion at Ochsner Medical Center sets a new standard for inpatient care in our area. The additional beds in this tower will allow us to serve and treat more patients, including our most critical patients receiving treatment in Cardiology, Neurosciences, Transplant and Surgery. All seven floors in the West Tower feature private rooms to provide the most comfortable space for our patients to heal.
The Future of Care Delivery
This state-of-the-art inpatient facility within West Tower will include features of our Ochsner Optimal Hospital, which are designed to improve safety, quality, and the overall patient experience. The Optimal Hospital program offers advanced, patient-centered care to our community using innovative devices, materials, and processes like:
- Tablets offered to patients to view their health data and daily schedule, learn about their care team and condition, take notes, and request comfort items, as well as access select entertainment portals.
- Wireless vitals monitors to continuously relay patients’ vitals directly to their medical records and to care team members’ phones in emergencies, while providing patients unrestricted mobility and minimal disruptions to collect health information.
- Nightly “quiet hours” and red night lights to minimize environmental sleep disturbances.
- Copper-infused antimicrobial bed sheets, gowns, towels and surfaces to provide supplemental protection against infections.
This expansion represents our relentless commitment to our community through developing new and innovative models of care.