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 25,000 employees and and over 4,500 employed and affiliated  physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties—is driven by our commitment to our mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, and that passion is shared with every person who passes through our doors.

A Strong Foundation

As Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system, Ochsner provides coordinated clinical and hospital patient care, all connected electronically to provide convenience for our patients, across the region by Ochsner’s 40 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and specialty hospitals and more than 100 health centers and urgent care centers.

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” in two specialty categories. Ochsner is also a national leader in medical research, and conducts more than 700 clinical research studies. We’re one of the largest non-university-based physician training centers in the U.S.

The Gold Standard of Nursing Excellence

Green logo that states: " Magnet Recognized. American Nurses Credentialing Center."

Ochsner Medical Center, located at 1514 Jefferson Highway, achieved the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition® for Excellence in Nursing Services in 2003 and was re-designated in 2008 and 2019. We are among less than 1 percent of hospitals in the nation to have achieved Magnet® designation four times.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. This credential is the highest national honor for professional nursing practice. Earning Magnet recognition is a great accomplishment and an incredible source of pride for our nurses. We are proud of our continued honor in the Magnet Recognition Program®, which is proof of our dedication to quality healthcare and our commitment to providing a work environment where nurses are empowered and equipped to provide expert care to every patient in our communities.

For more information about the Magnet Recognition Program®, visit www.nursecredentialing.org/magnet.

Get to Know Us

We’re happy to answer your questions. Contact our Patient and Provider Advocacy department: patientadvocate@ochsner.org.

Outcomes and Honors

We are very proud to be recognized among the Top Hospitals in the nation, as recognized by US News & World Report, Truven Health Analytics and Healthgrades.

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