Ochsner St. Martin Hospital is an acute care hospital serving St. Martin Parish and surrounding communities. Founded as Gary Memorial more than 50 years ago, the hospital honors a strong tradition of providing high-quality of care close to home.
With the advantages of a large urban medical center in a community-based setting, the hospital offers a full range of services and award-winning care to meet your needs.
Why Choose Ochsner St. Martin?
Ochsner St. Martin Hospital is committed to delivering high-quality, affordable and innovative care to the people of Breaux Bridge. Known for its exceptional patient experience, the 25-bed hospital ranks in the 93rd percentile for both inpatient and emergency department satisfaction and in the 99th percentile for outpatient satisfaction.
Our patient satisfaction scores reflect our sincere dedication to quality care. Ochsner St. Martin Hospital features the only emergency department available in all of St. Martin Parish. As an alternative to the ED, Ochsner St. Martin offers primary care through a walk-in community health clinic.
In 2021, Ochsner St. Martin completed an $18 million, 30,000-square foot expansion that more than doubled the size of the hospital while enhancing our ability to offer the latest in patient-care technology and more services than ever before. With its modern updates, new equipment and amenities, patients can now receive advanced treatment and care as they recover.
- 25 new patient rooms outfitted with special display screens that provide real-time chart updates and sync with your records
- A nursing unit equipped to accommodate patients with varying levels of care
- A new Open-Air MRI machine, so that patients with disabilities, claustrophobia or those that exceed the size limit of a traditional MRI scanner, can get the imaging they need without the added stress
- A new surgical suite equipped with modern infection prevention technology that allows for surgery and heart catheterization procedures on site.
Ochsner St. Martin was also named a 2021 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare. The Best Places to Work Healthcare Award was created to recognize companies who continuously strive to improve their work environment and increase employee engagement, satisfaction and retention through innovative changes in the workplace.
Hospital Visiting Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Visitor Guidelines: One visitor will be allowed to stay overnight. No more than two visitors may occupy a patient’s room at one time. Children under the age of 12 are permitted in the patient’s room, but they must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Emergency Department: One visitor per patient is allowed.
Chapel Hours: Fridays —11 a.m.
24-Hour Emergency Department:
We maintain a 24-hour ED with physicians on staff to provide the emergency treatment and expertise necessary to stabilize patients of all ages in an emergency situation. Ancillary services such as laboratory, CT, X-ray, ultrasound and respiratory therapy are also available 24/7.
Patients who do not have critical emergencies including those with minor ailments, will be sent to our Fast Track area, which allows non-critical patients to be seen and released more quickly.
Ochsner St. Martin also has a shared emergency program with Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center. If the need for higher level care should arise, the patient will be transferred to OLGMC or to another facility requested by the patient.
The ED provides the highest quality of emergency care within our scope of services. Evaluation of all cases presenting to the Emergency Department will be made without regard to race, color, creed or the individual’s ability to pay. Appropriate medical care will be provided by qualified nursing personnel, medical personnel, and ancillary services as required to ensure as positive a patient outcome as possible. Continuity of care is facilitated through complete documentation, appropriate referral, and thoroughly understood discharge instructions.
While the hospital’s ED is prepared for medical emergencies, our community health clinic provides treatment for common illnesses and minor injuries.
Community Health Clinic
Our Community Health Clinic is a great place to visit for medical needs that cannot wait for an appointment. While the hospital ED treats patients based on the severity of their conditions, the Community Health Clinic sees patients on a “first-come, first-served” basis, with limited wait time.
The Community Health Clinic is conveniently located at 1555 Gary Drive, Suite C in the Physician's Office Building behind the hospital.
Appointments are available, but not necessary.
The clinic is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to noon. To schedule an appointment, or for more information, call (337) 909-2460. You can also schedule through our MyOchsner patient portal or app. You can also use MyOchsner to get current test results, message your doctor, schedule appointments and easily access your medical history online.
When should I go to the Community Health Clinic?
If you have any of the following, go to the Community Health Clinic:
- Any cough or cold that does not get better in several days, or a cough that gets worse and is accompanied by a fever
- Low-grade fevers
- Rash, especially if there is a fever
- Minor broken bones and sprains
- Cuts that might need stitches
- Minor burns
- Severe or constant vomiting or diarrhea
- Animal and insect bites
- Pink eye
- Painful urination
Under the direction of our Medical Director, Dr. Chad Heinen, our Hospitalist Program supports our emergency department and inpatient unit. Hospitalists are experienced internal medicine and family medicine physicians who coordinate and manage the care of our inpatients. Our hospitalists will guide your care and communicate with your physician, reporting on your condition and status, while offering important recommendations for continuing your care after discharge. If you do not have a physician, a hospitalist can step into that role during your stay.
Inpatient Acute/Skilled Nursing Unit
The Skilled Nursing Unit (SNF) is an extended-stay program for those patients who are in a transition phase of illness or recovery and no longer require acute care services. Our SNF program offers 24/7 care focused on restoring health and independence to patients who are ready for discharge, but need a little extra care. It is designed to offer medically necessary comprehensive rehabilitation services to patients whose needs cannot be met in an inpatient hospital setting or at home.
At Ochsner St. Martin, our goal is to provide lab testing and blood draw services closer to home as a convenience to the patient, families and their providers.
Our laboratory provides services to St. Martin Parish and surrounding areas. Our staff assure accurate, reliable and prompt performance of tests and reporting of results while providing the highest level of patient satisfaction and safety. If you need a lab test not offered at Ochsner St. Martin, OLGMC will fulfill those services.
We provide a variety of outpatient services and treatments. Our outpatient registration area is open from 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Friday and 7 - 11 a.m. Saturday. Convenient parking located right outside of the building.
Laboratory / Blood Bank Services
- Cardiopulmonary Services
- Cardiac Stress Testing
- Holter Monitoring
- Respiratory Therapy
- Pulmonary Function Testing
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinic and Heart Failure Disease Management Clinic are in Ochsner St. Martin Hospital Specialty Center.
- Nutrition Services / Dietary Consultations
- Therapy Services:
- Physical Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
Radiology and Imaging Services
- CT scans
- Open-Air MRI
- Digital X-ray
- Digital Mammography
- Ultrasound (Standard and Cardiovascular)
- Nuclear Medicine
Ochsner St. Martin Hospital Specialty Center
The Ochsner St. Martin Hospital Specialty Center offers a variety of outpatient therapy services. Whether you are living with diabetes, recovering from a stroke, a fall, or a sports injury, your rehabilitation health care professionals will work closely with you to evaluate your condition and develop an effective, personalized plan of care. Our team of physical, occupational and speech therapists can help you achieve long-term results for many conditions that limit your ability to move and communicate.
The Ochsner St. Martin Hospital Specialty Center also offers an Outpatient Infusion Clinic and Coumadin Clinic. The clinic is open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, please call (337) 442-6506.
Ochsner St. Martin Hospital is offering a FREE 6-week education series focusing on healthy eating and weight loss.
Space is limited. This series is for adults 18 and older. Please bring a list of your medications to the first meeting. There will be an initial health assessment and weekly weigh-ins.
Schedule and Topics
- Assessment: Weight and BMI
- Discussion of body mass index
- Discussion of program goals
- Motivation discussion
- Weekly weight options
- Dietary log kept weekly
- Healthy breakfast (on the go)
- How to shop at the grocery store
- Reading labels
- Portion sizes
- Easy brown bag lunches
- Review dietary log
- Provide healthy recipes
- Safe weight loss
- Exercising with a physical therapist (upper body)
- Discussion on disease process (HTN, cardiovascular, obesity)
- Review dietary log
- Effects of Weight Loss on Disease (DM, Gout, Sleep Apnea)
- Exercise cover by physical therapist (lower body)
- Tips on handling stress
- Review dietary log
- Popular diets
- Quick and healthy dinner ideas
- Building a healthy salad
- Review dietary log
- Final weigh-in
- Navigating fast food (healthy options)
- Information regarding 100 calorie snack list
- 100 calorie cocktails
- One pot meal recipes
- Healthy summer recipes
- Form-feedback survey
The Wound Care Center, located at 1555 Gary Drive, Suite A, in Breaux Bridge is open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For more information, please call (337)909-2474.
Our team of wound care specialist treat several conditions, including:
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Venous leg ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Trauma wounds
- Surgical wounds
- Podiatic wounds
- Lymphedema wounds
- Tunneling wounds
- All types of acute, long term, and chronic wounds