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Identifying Our Community’s Greatest Needs

Our 2021 Ochsner Medical Center - Northshore, Northshore Rehabilitation Hospital and Northshore Extended Care Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment and our 2022 Ochsner Medical Center - Hancock Community Health Needs Assessment allowed us to determine which significant health needs should be prioritized in our region’s Community Health Improvement Planning process.

What We’re Doing

Ochsner Health is working with external partners to bring as many wellness resources to our communities as possible, identifying and focusing on underserved and vulnerable populations by offering health screenings and education focused on COVID, flu, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer and more.

Through our education outreach programs, we support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs that gives students an immersive healthcare experience where they learn about the varied roles and responsibilities involved in running a hospital and caring for patients.

Ochsner Health co-chairs Healthier Northshore, a multi-parish organization, with our partner, St. Tammany Health System. This collaboration among healthcare organizations, community groups and elected officials seeks to improve the health rankings of citizens of the Northshore Parishes.

We work with national, regional and local organizations on the Northshore and in Mississippi that support Ochsner’s vision, mission and values to develop innovative new initiatives for the greater good of the community and encourage and support our employees’ participation, and board membership, within community organizations. Our employee volunteer initiatives include beautification, supply collection, event setup and other projects, connecting Ochsner’s people to the communities we serve.

In an effort to build a stronger healthcare workforce in our region, we partner with various higher education institutions to help train our future workforce and participate with other healthcare providers on economic development initiatives designed to attract companies and healthcare workers to our region.