Ochsner Medical Center is located on Jefferson Highway near Uptown New Orleans. This facility is equipped to care for severe and critically ill patients as well as patients needing specialized care at our centers of excellence: Ochsner Cancer Institute, Ochsner Transplant Institute and Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute.
As a 767 bed hospital, Ochsner Medical Center offers the opportunity to learn and provide patient care at a Magnet recognized facility, which means our organization meets rigorous standards for nursing excellence. With three centers of excellence, this campus is also one of six training sites in the world for robotic surgery and is nationally known for many skilled physicians.
Walking directions within Ochsner Medical Center
Try our new digital wayfinding tool for step-by-step directions to your appointment at Ochsner Medical Center on Jefferson Highway. Check out this feature in the new MyOchsner app, available under Campus Maps & Visitor Info>Ochsner Medical Center Location Details>On-Site Walking Directions.
Ochsner Medical Center is a part of Ochsner Health, a nonprofit, 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 patients' 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.