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About Us

Ochsner Health System has been providing high-quality clinical and hospital patient care to Louisiana residents since 1942. Our healthcare family—today, comprising more than 17,000 employees and over 2,700 affiliated physicians—is driven by our commitment to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, and that passion is shared with every person who passes through our doors.

A strong foundation

As southeast Louisiana’s largest nonprofit, academic, multispecialty healthcare delivery system, Ochsner owns, manages or is affiliated with 28 hospitals and more than 60 health centers across the region, all connected electronically to provide convenience and the best possible care for our patients. Close collaboration between our clinicians and scientists helps to bring innovative medical discoveries from the laboratory to our patients’ bedsides. We’re deeply dedicated to our patients and are honored to have been the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across three specialty categories. Ochsner is also a national leader in medical research, conducting more than 1000 clinical research studies every year and producing 200 annual publications in medical literature. We’re one of the largest non-university-based physician training centers in the U.S.

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We’re happy to answer your questions. Contact our Patient Relations departments in the following areas:

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  • U.S. News & World Report recognized Ochsner as a “Best Hospital” across nine specialty categories
  • Becker’s Hospital Review named Ochsner one of 100 Great Hospitals in America (2012–2014) and one of 50 Best Hospitals in America (2011)
  • No. 2 in the nation for Overall Hospital Care: Ochsner named No. 2 in the country and No. 1 in Louisiana in Overall Hospital Care in CareChex 2014 hospital ratings
  • Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital, 2015: Ochsner Medical Center and its West Bank Campus named Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence for the sixth year in a row