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 supports the success of healthcare systems and community hospitals. We welcome partners that will help expand access to local services, invest in better technology and facilities, improve quality and control costs. Together we make a greater impact on the communities we serve.
Ochsner Health treats over 1 million patients each year from all 50 states and more than 60 countries. We are driven by our mission, vision and values. We are committed to providing excellent care, support patients in their wellness journey and serve as their most trusted healthcare partner.
In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed Chalmette Medical Center, leaving the parish without a hospital for nearly seven years. St. Bernard Parish Hospital reopened its doors in August 2012, bringing critical healthcare services back to the community. In 2016, Ochsner signed a cooperative agreement, and an official partnership was formed in 2017. With Ochsner, St. Bernard Parish Hospital and its clinics kept their doors open, preserving and expanding access to high-quality healthcare services for residents of St. Bernard Parish and the surrounding area.
Ochsner Health and LSU Health Shreveport formed the Ochsner LSU Health System of North Louisiana on Oct. 1, 2018, to oversee the care provided at the healthcare systems in Shreveport and Monroe, Louisiana. Ochsner LSU Health began with a vision to improve the health and well-being of its communities, access to care, quality, and facilities. They expanded patient-centered technology, grew the medical school and enhanced research in North Louisiana by building on the strengths of Ochsner Health and LSU Health Shreveport.
On Oct. 1, 2019, Teche Regional Medical Center officially became Ochsner St. Mary. Since partnering with Ochsner, the St. Mary Parish community in Morgan City, Louisiana, has benefitted from enhanced access to care, improved care coordination, innovative telehealth and digital medicine programs, and improved patient care and hospital operations. Ochsner has also brought more jobs to the area and a focus on workforce development to ensure a robust pipeline of talent in the region for years to come.
On Oct. 1, 2020, Lafayette General Health officially became Ochsner Lafayette General. This partnership has provided the Lafayette area with increased access to healthcare, technological innovations, resources, and job opportunities than ever before. The advancements in specialties such as women’s health, pediatrics, cancer services, and neurosciences signify that residents in the area no longer need to seek care outside the region. The next generation of physicians benefits from this investment in graduate medical education, ensuring high-quality training and care well into the future.