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.
With Ochsner, healthcare systems and community hospitals succeed. Ochsner Health has a strong track record of welcoming mission-driven partners to our health system to ensure and expand access to local services, invest in better technology and facilities, improve quality and control healthcare costs. As part of a connected healthcare system, our hospitals and caregivers are empowered to make a greater impact on the communities we serve.
Ochsner Health treats over one million patients each year from all 50 states and more than 60 different countries. Everything we do is driven by our mission, vision and values. Our patients are our friends, families and neighbors — we will always do whatever we can to provide excellent care, support patients in their wellness journey, and serve as their most trusted healthcare partner in all things.
In August 2005, Chalmette Medical Center, the parish’s only hospital, flooded and was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina, 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. However, it wasn’t long before the hospital experienced problems with billings and collections, leading to millions of dollars in losses. 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.
On Oct. 1, 2018, Ochsner Health and LSU Health Shreveport jointly formed the Ochsner LSU Health System of North Louisiana to oversee and coordinate activities between the health sciences center and the healthcare delivery system in Shreveport and Monroe, LA. Ochsner LSU Health began with a vision to improve the health and well-being of its communities, access to care, quality, and facilities, expand patient-centered technology, grow the medical school, and enhance research in North Louisiana by building on the strengths of Ochsner Health and LSU Health Shreveport.
On October 1, 2019, Teche Regional Medical Center (TRMC) officially became Ochsner St. Mary. Since partnering with Ochsner, the St. Mary Parish community in Morgan City, LA, 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 October 1, 2020, Lafayette General Health officially became Ochsner Lafayette General. As a result of this partnership, the Lafayette area has more access to healthcare, technological innovations, resources and job opportunities than ever before. Enhancements in specialties like women’s health, pediatrics, cancer services and neurosciences mean that area residents don’t have to leave the region to receive the care they need. Plus, the next generation of physicians benefits from an investment in graduate medical education, ensuring high-quality training and care well into the future.