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Who We Are

Ochsner Health is the leading not-for-profit healthcare provider in the Gulf South, delivering expert care at its 46 hospitals and more than 370 health and urgent care centers. For 12 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Ochsner as the No. 1 hospital in Louisiana. Additionally, Ochsner Children’s has been recognized as the No. 1 hospital for kids in Louisiana for three consecutive years. Ochsner inspires healthier lives and stronger communities through a combination of standard-setting expertise, quality and connection not found anywhere else in the region. In 2023, Ochsner Health cared for more than 1.5 million people from every state in the nation and 65 countries. Ochsner’s workforce includes more than 38,000 dedicated team members and over 4,700 employed and affiliated physicians.

Our core values, beliefs and commitments to one another are central to who we are and what we do.

Our values prioritize patients first and emphasize integrity, compassion, inclusivity, teamwork and excellence. Our values guide our decisions, inspire our actions, and influence our relationships with patients, colleagues and the people who live in our communities.

Uncovering Our Communities’ Greatest Health Needs

Community input in Ochsner’s Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) process allowed us to determine which significant health needs should be prioritized in our Community Health Improvement Planning process.

These high-priority needs include:
1. Access to and continuity of care
2. Health equity and discrimination in healthcare
3. Education and health literacy
4. Mental and behavioral health
5. Poverty and economic opportunity

Give us feedback on your community’s greatest health needs.

Investing in Our Communities

Ochsner Health is committed to building healthier communities and driving health equity throughout the Gulf South. In 2021, Ochsner Health’s community benefit represented 6.8% of the organization’s total expenses. These figures include reporting from the Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Ochsner Lafayette General and Ochsner Rush.

$390.8 million in Community Benefits:
$8 million
| Community Health Improvement Services
$8.4 million | Cash and In-Kind Donations
$12.5 million | Research
$11.3 million | Health Professions Education
$42.6 million | Financial Assistance at Cost
$308 million | Medicaid, Medicare and Subsidized Health Services

Read our latest Community Benefit Report.

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Impacting the Well-Being of Our Communities