Ochsner is committed to a clinically-integrated research program with the ultimate goal of improving the health and wellness of our patients and communities. As the largest academic medical center in Louisiana, we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals to be leaders who can meet evolving healthcare challenges.
The donation to Son of a Saint will fund critical programmatic staff and enhance the organization’s services to promote the whole person—mind, body and spirit—through healthcare educators, social workers and mental health providers, as well as support and provide opportunities for Ochsner’s male staff to mentor boys in the program.
U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available. The rankings are the most comprehensive source of quality-related information on pediatric hospitals in the United States. For the fourth year in a row, Ochsner Hospital for Children is the only children’s hospital in Louisiana or Mississippi to receive this prestigious honor.
Governor John Bel Edwards joined leaders from Ochsner Health System and LSU to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport and its accomplishments, along with a groundbreaking for the Center for Medical Education at LSU Health Shreveport.
The Louisiana Attorney General’s office approved the partnership agreement on September 25 and facility management transferred to Ochsner effective today, October 1. Ochsner and LifePoint Health, the previous operator, have collaborated to ensure a smooth transition over the last several months.
The merger builds on the clinical affiliation between the two health systems and the combined organization will be the largest and most comprehensive healthcare providers in the Gulf South to improve access to high quality healthcare across the region.
As part of the agreement, Rush will also gain access to Ochsner’s nationally-recognized billing practices and other support services with the goal of delivering a more seamless experience for patients and providers.