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.
NOLA Baby Café is open every Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Creole Room of Ochsner Medical Center – Kenner, located at 200 West Esplanade Ave. This collaboration provides free resources covering perinatal health, breastfeeding, child development and positive parenting practices geared to expecting parents, parents with children, families and caregivers.
To earn the designation, hospitals and health systems must prove that they have participated in a statewide or national perinatal quality improvement collaborative program and have implemented evidence-based quality interventions in hospital settings to improve maternal health.
Tulane University, Ochsner Health and the community nonprofit RH Impact have been awarded a seven-year, $16.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a research center of excellence focused on finding solutions to address Louisiana’s disproportionately high maternal mortality rate.
Three Ochsner Health hospitals have been recognized as part of Newsweek’s list of Best Maternity Hospitals for 2023. Only 384 hospitals nationwide (and only eight in Louisiana) made the magazine’s annual list of Best Maternity Hospitals, which recognizes hospitals that excel in providing high-quality care to mothers and newborns.
Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans, inclusive of Ochsner Medical Center- West Bank Campus and Ochsner Baptist*, is the highest-rated maternity hospital in Louisiana, according to Best Hospital for Maternity ratings released today by U.S. News & World Report – the global authority on hospital ratings and consumer advice.
Delivering quality healthcare close to home is the single most important contribution we make. But there are many other ways we make a positive impact on the communities we serve. Our Obstetrics and Gynecology program is another way we are making a difference.
The center opened in April 2021, providing primary care, pediatrics, behavioral health, obstetrics/gynecology and smoking cessation services to underserved communities with the goal of promoting health equity for all.
Ochsner LSU Health - Monroe Medical Center was redesignated with the Gift by the Louisiana Department of Health. The Gift is an evidence-based program for Louisiana birthing facilities designed to increase breastfeeding rates and hospital success by improving the quality of their maternity services and enhancing patient-centered care.