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.
NEW ORLEANS and BAYOU REGION, La. – Today, Tuesday, April 12, Ochsner Health Center–Lockport is opening for the first time since Hurricane Ida made landfall on August 29, 2021. Located in Lockport, La., the primary care health center was extensively damaged by the Category 4 storm, as was much of the Bayou Region.
"Our community has had more than its share of tough challenges this year, but ours is a deeply caring community and we have been getting through it together," said Jack Heidenreich, MD, Associate Medical Director for the Ochsner Bayou Region. "We want to celebrate every milestone together, too, and we’re excited to open our doors and welcome patients back to our Lockport clinic.”
For the past eight months, Lockport practitioners have been seeing their patients at the Ochsner Family Doctor Clinic-Mathews and the Ochsner Health Center-Raceland locations.
"I'm sincerely grateful to our team members for their hard work and dedication in bringing the Lockport clinic back to fully operational status to serve our community," said Juan Awad, CEO of Ochsner St. Anne Hospital, which serves as a major hospital for the region. Ochsner St. Anne also had storm damage, but remained open during and after the storm and was able to return to full operations approximately six weeks after Hurricane Ida.
Ochsner Health Center–Lockport will return to its normal operating hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Fridays. To make an appointment, call 985-532-1620 or visit the website and click “Find A Doctor at this Location.”
Ochsner Health Center – Lockport
1015 Crescent Ave.
Lockport, LA 70374
Learn more about Ochsner facilities and healthcare services in the Bayou at https://www.ochsner.org/locations.
About Ochsner Health
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. Ochsner Health is a not-for-profit committed to giving back to the communities it serves through preventative screenings, health and wellness resources and partnerships with innovative organizations that share our vision. Ochsner Health healed more than 900,000 people from across the globe in 2020, providing the latest medical breakthroughs and therapies, including digital medicine for chronic conditions and telehealth specialty services. Ochsner Health is a national leader, named the top hospital in Louisiana and a top children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report. As Louisiana’s leading healthcare educator, Ochsner Health and its partners educate thousands of healthcare professionals annually. Ochsner Health is innovating healthcare by investing in new technologies and research to make world-class care more accessible, affordable, convenient and effective. Ochsner's team of more than 32,000 employees and 4,500 providers are working to reinvent the future of health and wellness in the region. To learn more about Ochsner Health, please visit www.ochsner.org.