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Ochsner's Proposed Parking Area

Due to the high Mississippi River level, all subsurface work on the parking area has been halted.  Work will begin again as soon as the river drops below the threshold defined by the Army Corps of Engineers. 

Click here to learn more about Ochsner's Proposed Parking Area. 

Gayle & Tom Benson Cancer Center Expansion

Thanks to an extraordinary gift by Tom and Gayle Benson, the Cancer Center will double in size to include 100,000 square feet of expanded oncology clinics. The new space will also include a clinical cancer research program with a comprehensive range of clinical studies for all cancer types.

If you or your loved one gets diagnosis with cancer, you won’t have to travel out of state to get the best treatment. Not only is it difficult and expensive to travel, it takes you away from your support system. Often, out-of-state physicians are not in your network, which can add another layer of expense and complications. Our plan is to offer world class cancer treatment and clinical trials here in Jefferson Parish – close to your home, your family, your doctors.

Currently, our cancer center is full. This expansion will allow us to treat more patients and allow more space for our Phase I clinical trials. What that means for our patients is that the latest advancements in cancer care are incorporated into their treatment plan, so that they can live longer and healthier lives. The expansion construction is currently underway, and it is expected to be completed in March 2020.


Crescent City Farmers Market at Ochsner

We heard from our neighbors that there is a lack of quality grocery stores in the community, which makes it tough to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, especially for residents in our community who don’t have a car. Ochsner partnered with Crescent City Farmers Market to open a Farmers Market, in front of Ochsner Rehab Hospital.

The market is open every Wednesday from 3 p.m.- 7 p.m, and it helps our patients, employees and neighbors have access to fresh local produce and seafood. For those that use SNAP benefits for low income families, we offer a dollar for dollar match. This means if you spend $20 on your snap card, you get $40 to spend at the market.


Discovery Health Sciences Academy

Ochsner Health System partnered with Discovery Health Sciences Academy to open a new kindergarten through eighth grade school in our region, the Dr. John Ochsner Discovery Health Sciences Academy at the John Martyn campus. Our vision is to establish an academically successful charter school to “home grow” future healthcare professionals and healthy citizens in our community. We believe excellent schools can lift distressed neighborhoods, decrease health disparities and prepare students for STEM opportunities.