Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate.
Ochsner Health is an integrated healthcare system with a mission to serve, heal, lead, educate and innovate. We are committed to inspiring healthier lives and stronger communities. Our core values, the beliefs and commitments we make 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.
In 2020, Ochsner Health announced investments to address health inequities and expand Louisiana’s healthcare workforce and community-based health services — part of a vision and commitment to create a Healthy State. Together with state leaders, community partners, insurers, schools, employers and others, we are focusing on the health and wellness of the whole person and addressing the most critical health and wellness needs of our communities.
Healthy State vision: Working towards a healthier Louisiana
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.
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 Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Ochsner Lafayette General and Ochsner Rush.
$390.8 million in Community Benefit:
$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
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