NEW ORLEANS – Today, Ochsner Health System (Ochsner) announced that they have acquired New Orleans Urgent Care, increasing access to convenient, non-emergency care in the Greater New Orleans area. Going forward, New Orleans Urgent Care will become part of Ochsner Health System, and Ochsner will manage the day-to-day operations at its two locations in the Warehouse District (900 Magazine St.) and French Quarter (201 Decatur St.).
“With the acquisition of New Orleans Urgent Care, Ochsner continues to expand access to convenient, quality care close to home for non-emergent illness or injury,” said Dawn Pevey, System Vice President of Service Lines, Ochsner Health System. “Now with 14 urgent care locations across the greater New Orleans, North Shore and Bayou regions, Ochsner is committed to ensuring that the most appropriate level of care is accessible to patients when and where they need it.”
According to Becker’s Healthcare Review, the number of urgent care facilities is expected to increase 5.8 percent each year through 2018 to meet the growing patient demand. Through Ochsner’s urgent care clinics, patients experience a coordination of resources that ensure seamless access to the depth and breadth of all Ochsner services.
Through this partnership, the clinic’s electronic medical record (EMR) will be upgraded to the industry-leading Epic software, greatly expanding the ability of the clinic to coordinate patient care across the entire Ochsner Health System. This transition allows patient information to be securely accessed by providers. No matter which Ochsner facility a patient chooses to access, the medical staff at that facility will have full access to the patient’s medical record, ensuring a higher level of coordinated care, which can improve outcomes and is a great benefit to patients.
Now Urgent Care patients can also reserve their spot online and access test results and healthcare resources through the patient portal, MyOchsner. The implementation and continuous optimization of Epic and MyOchsner demonstrate Ochsner’s commitment to consistently leading the industry in innovations that improve quality, access and convenience for patients.
“New Orleans Urgent Care has provided convenient, high-quality and cost-effective urgent care services since 2007, and Ochsner will enable us to grow and continue our mission of providing immediate, walk-in quality care for both locals and tourists in downtown New Orleans,” said Dr. Ajsa Nikolic, Medical Director, New Orleans Urgent Care.
For more information on Ochsner Urgent Care extended hours or to find a location near you, visit www.Ochsner.org/UC or call 844-646-2273.
About Ochsner Health System
Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner's 30 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and more than 80 health centers and urgent care centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across four specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs more than 18,000 employees and over 1,100 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties, and conducts more than 600 clinical research studies. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit www.ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.