At Ochsner St. Mary we are here for you, right here at home. From the moment you enter our hospital you will notice the changes that are being made to ensure that you receive quality, compassionate healthcare.
Ochsner St. Mary is staffed and ready to serve you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Highly skilled professional and technical staff members are always available to assist your physician in your treatment. Our responsibility to our patients requires that we constantly maintain and improve our ability to provide high-quality healthcare. Your expectations are taken very seriously and we want you to know that we continually strive to provide very good care and are committed to exceeding your expectations in terms of healthcare and customer service.
Ochsner St. Mary is a 165-bed hospital that provides a broad range of healthcare services important to the health of you and your family. These services include: a 24-Hour Emergency Department, Surgical & Ambulatory Care Services, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Cardiopulmonary, EKG, and Echocardiography, Endoscopy, Full Service Lab, General Surgery, Inpatient Behavioral Health, Women's Services, Medical / Surgical, ICU, Pharmacy, Rehabilitation Services include outpatient Physical, Occupational, & Speech Therapy, X-Ray, MRI, CT Scan, Nuclear Medicine, Bone Densitometry, Digital Mammography and Ultrasound.
When surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis, Ochsner St. Mary combines all of the safety and security of our inpatient surgical unit with the convenience and comfort of at-home recovery. Located on the 5th floor, the Ambulatory Surgery Department offers a comfortable environment for pre and post op procedures.
Behavioral Health Services
The Behavioral Health Unit at Ochsner St. Mary provides a caring, supportive environment specially designed to meet the emotional needs of adults, 18 and above, specializing in care of the aged. Through a structured plan of individual counseling, group therapy, coordinated activities and family support, patients are given the opportunity for renewal of social, physical and mental skills.
The Cardiopulmonary Department at Ochsner St. Mary is a full service department that provides services to all patients while in the hospital. The Cardiopulmonary Department offers services to the critically ill patient as well as routine surgical and medical patients ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. Patients receiving respiratory care are usually treated in their rooms with the exception of the diagnostic procedures that are performed in the Stress Lab.
Ochsner St. Mary's Radiology Department provides a range of diagnostic and testing procedures done both inpatient and outpatient. Included are General Radiology, CT Scan, MRI, Ultrasound, Digital Mammography and Nuclear Medicine. The department is located on the 1st floor of the hospital.
If a medical emergency brings you or a loved one to Ochsner St. Mary, we want you to know that our Emergency Department combines the latest technology with a highly skilled medical and nursing staff. We will do everything we can do for you as quickly, and as appropriately as possible and will do our best to make you comfortable. Our Emergency Department is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Heart Catherization Lab
Ochsner St. Mary's state-of-the-art Heart Catheterization Lab is located on the 2nd floor. Using minimally invasive procedures, concerns of the heart and vascular system can be identified, and as necessary, corrective measure taken. The Cath Lab provides our hospital with the ability to diagnose Peripheral Arterial Disease in the leg and will allow our physicians to perform Balloon Angioplasty and Stent Replacement in the heart and legs, to name a few.
Inpatient Rehabilitation Center
This newly constructed 10-bed Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit offers intensive physical rehabilitation to patients that have suffered significant physical impairments as a result of disease or injury. Diagnoses that typically qualify for inpatient rehabilitation such as, stroke, hip fracture, brain injury and amputation just to name a few. Located on the 7th floor of the Rehabilitation Center at Ochsner St. Mary is staffed with physicians specialized in physical medicine and rehabilitation along with physical and occupational therapists as well as speech-language pathologists, case managers and nurses specialized in rehabilitation.
Intensive Care Unit
When constant medical monitoring and care is required, the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Ochsner St. Mary, located on the 2nd floor is available. Highly specialized patient care is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. The scope of care in our ICU provides medical and surgical nursing care requiring astute observation and treatment in collaboration with your physician.
The Laboratory Department at Ochsner St. Mary is a full service Laboratory and is located on the first floor. The Laboratory operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week and provides comprehensive services including diagnostic testing in the areas of Chemistry, Therapeutic Drugs, Coagulation, Serology, Blood Banking, Microbiology, Hematology, Urinalysis and Immunology. Services are provided to inpatients, outpatients, emergency department, home health and nursing home patients.
Medical Records-Health Information
In the Medical Records - Health Information Department, patient privacy and confidentiality are our top priority. As a patient at Ochsner St. Mary you can be confident that your personal medical information will never be released without your written consent. Located on the second floor, the Medical Records - Health Information Department is where transcription and other functions concerning patient medical records occur. The Health Information Department is staffed 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Medical Records can only be released with the proper release of information form completed.
Medical/Surgical Department of the Ochsner St. Mary is a forty-four-bed unit providing a high level of care for patients with special medical and surgical needs.
Rehabilitation Services (Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy)
Helping you recover as fully as possible following injury, surgery, illness is the goal of our Rehabilitation Department. Physical Therapy services are available Monday -Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. From sports injuries to chronic pain, stroke related conditions, skeletal problems, balance issues or sprains; Ochsner St. Mary has the Resources to treat these conditions and more.
Surgery Services and Anesthesia Services
Should you come to Ochsner St. Mary for a surgical procedure, trust that you will receive the very best care from the moment you enter the door to the day you return home. Your physician will instruct you as to specific preparations prior to your surgery including needed lab work or other testing. If anesthesia is required, an anesthesia team member will talk with you prior to surgery to explain the anesthesia process. All patients requiring anesthesiology services are assessed by a member of the anesthesia team prior to the procedure. Family members will be directed to a comfortable waiting area located on the second floor. A member of the surgical team will update them on your progress and will notify them when you are moved to the recovery room. At that time, your physician will update your family. Once you have moved to the recovery room, you will be closely monitored until you wake up from the anesthesia. After the recovery room, you will be moved to a patient room for the remainder of your stay. Upon discharge, please arrange to have someone available to drive you home and remain with you for a while.
The Women’s Service Department is located on the 4th floor of the hospital and is an exclusive floor dedicated to meet women’s special needs. New moms receive the best of care in one of seven luxurious birthing suites. The department also feature a centralized fetal monitoring system which allow the medical staff to continuously monitor the patient from the nurse’s station, a state-of-the-art computerized bedside charting system, and a security system. The floor also features: A new fourteen (14) bed nursery and an isolation nursery. All of this combined with our special type of caring spirit that makes all the difference. You may want to include your newborn on our website nursery page so that all of your family can share in the joy. Ask your nurse for details. Other gynecological procedures are offered through Ochsner St. Mary Women’s Center. In a sensitive and nurturing atmosphere, a highly trained, experienced and caring staff addresses the specialized needs and concerns of women patients.