Ochsner Health to Manage Hancock Medical
BAY ST. LOUIS -- The Hancock Medical Board of Trustees has agreed to a two-year management agreement for Ochsner Health to manage Hancock Medical Center. The Board of Trustees, working closely with the Hancock County Board of Supervisors, announced the deal Wednesday.
J. Larry Ladner, president of the Hancock Medical Board of Trustees, said the agreement is a landmark one for Hancock County’s long-standing hospital.
“In the past five months, management from Ochsner Health has proven that it is here to provide the same great care for patients in Mississippi that it is known for in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana,” said Ladner. “We’re excited to extend this agreement for two more years with a world-class health care organization.”
For Ochsner Health System, Hancock Medical is the organization’s first management operation in Mississippi.
“We’ve been here just a short while, but it’s obvious to me and our Ochsner team, that Hancock Medical is an extremely important part of health care in Hancock County and on the Mississippi Gulf Coast,” said Hancock Medical CEO Polly Davenport, who is also CEO at Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore in Slidell. “With the recently completed re-constructed facility and a dedicated staff of medical professionals, we believe Hancock Medical is a model community hospital for the people it enthusiastically serves.”
Davenport said Ochsner is thankful for the opportunity to serve patients in Hancock County, Mississippi.
"As a system, Ochsner serves a number of patients across the Gulf South and this allows us the opportunity to continue providing compassionate and quality healthcare for them closer to home," said Warner Thomas, President and CEO of Ochsner Health System. "We look forward to a long and successful relationship."
Hancock Medical is a not-for-profit hospital accredited by The Joint Commission. A dedicated group of more than 100 physicians representing a broad spectrum of medical specialties make up Hancock Medical Center’s active and consulting medical staffs. Combined with the dedication of more than 300 professional staff members, the Hancock Medical health care team strives to provide the highest quality medical care to the patients it serves. Hancock Medical’s mission is to be the community’s health resource.
Ochsner Health is southeast Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by nine hospitals, both owned and managed, and more than 40 health centers in Louisiana. Ochsner has been named the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 17 consecutive years and is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across eight specialty categories. Ochsner employs more than 14,000 employees, over 900 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts over 300 clinical research trials annually. Ochsner Health is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.