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.
“This expansion reaffirms our commitment to providing comprehensive healthcare to the Northshore community. By offering easy access to both primary care and specialists under the same roof, we are investing in the overall wellbeing of the community – not just for today, but for years to come,” said John Herman, CEO, Ochsner North Shore Region.
Designed as a multi-specialty facility with both primary care and specialists available onsite, Ochsner Health Center – Covington has provided comprehensive healthcare to the Northshore region since it opened its doors in 2003. Services available at the expanded facility include a headache center, concussion management, occupational and physical therapy, orthopedics and sports medicine, pain management, performance training, physical medicine & rehabilitation and more. In total, the facility now encompasses 43,000 square feet, houses more than 36 specialties, has increased the number of patient rooms from 152 to 206 and added 3 additional operating rooms.
Highlights of the newly expanded facility include a HydroWorx® pool for aquatic physical therapy and a 60-yard training field for sports medicine. The expansion also offers the added convenience of new onsite amenities – an optical shop staffed with eyewear specialists, a pharmacy, and a PJ’s Coffee shop.
“Thanks to this expansion, we now offer even more to our patients living in Covington and surrounding communities – additional space, added physicians and staff, more specialties and new onsite amenities. We are here to make taking care of your health easier and more convenient,” said Dr. Mary Lou Seymour, Medical Director, Ochsner North Shore Region.
Ochsner Health Center – Covington’s expansion was designed by Rozas Ward Architects and constructed by Kent Design Build. Ochsner invested more than $20 million into the expansion, which broke ground in June 2016 and created 30 new jobs at the facility.
Ochsner Health Center – Covington connects the Northshore community to the entire Ochsner Health network of facilities and physicians through Epic – Ochsner’s integrated electronic health record system, which enables Ochsner physicians to securely share patient information, resulting in a higher level of coordinated care across the system. Patients can also access test results and schedule appointments online through personalized MyOchsner accounts.
Ochsner Health Center – Covington is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM and is currently accepting new patients. For more information or to make an appointment, please visit https://www.ochsner.org/locations/ochsner-health-center-covington or call 985.875.2828.