Patient and Provider Advocacy / Patient Relations
Thank you for choosing Ochsner Health System for your health care needs. Your health is important to us and to help ensure that you receive the best possible care, the Patient and Provider Advocacy Department (Patient Relations Department) is available to answer questions and/or address concerns regarding care received at Ochsner. Our goal is to enhance your satisfaction by focusing on you.
We Welcome Your Feedback, Praises, Complaints and Grievances
We would like to hear from you about your story of care received at Ochsner, as well as opportunities for us to enhance your future care. We invite your positive comments about receiving care and services from our providers, staff and team.
We understand that breakdowns in service could happen and we would like to have the opportunity to address those with you, as quickly as possible. If you have a concern regarding care or service received, a Patient Advocate will interview you to get information regarding your clinic or hospital experience and investigate your concerns. This may include reviewing all pertinent documents and/or medical records, and involving the appropriate physician or member of the management team. The Patient Advocate will follow up with you verbally or in writing.
Ochsner Health System has established a process for prompt resolution of patient complaints or grievances. If at any point in your stay you have any concerns, please notify the employees where the problem arose. They will address your concerns and make the appropriate changes in a timely manner. If the front line staff does not address your concerns, you may contact the department Manager.
Ochsner Patient and Provider Advocacy Contact
We're here to listen, please call 1-844-959-HEAR (4327).
If a situation arises after-hours or on a weekend, the Hospital Administrator on-call can be contacted by calling the Hospital Operator: 1-866-OCHSNER (1-866-624-7637).
Request a Medical Ethics Consult
Ochsner is committed to respecting the beliefs and wishes of our patients, their families and our staff. If you are currently in one of our facilities and are looking for additional resources on resolving an ethics concern, you can also look into a Medical Ethics Consult.
State and National Contacts
You may also lodge a grievance with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) and/or Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). You may lodge a grievance with DHH regardless of whether you have first used the hospital’s internal grievance process. You may contact DHH or JCAHO in writing or by telephone.
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospital
Health Standards Section
Post Office Box 3967
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3767
Toll Free: 1-866-280-7737
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Office of Quality Monitoring
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Toll Free: 1-800-994-6610