Ochsner Medical Center

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Ochsner Medical Center
Geography
Location Jefferson, Louisiana, United States
Organization
Care system Private
Funding 501(c)3 Not-For-Profit
Affiliated university University of Queensland School of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Services
Beds 473
History
Founded 1942
Links
Website http://www.ochsner.org/
Lists Hospitals in Louisiana

Ochsner Medical Center, historically also known as Ochsner Clinic, Ochsner Hospital, and Ochsner Foundation Hospital, is a hospital in Jefferson, Louisiana, a short distance from the city limits of New Orleans.

History[edit]

As the flagship of the Ochsner Health System, the non-profit hospital was founded by Dr. Alton Ochsner, opening as "Ochsner Clinic" on January 2, 1942.

Facilities[edit]

The hospital currently has 473 acute care beds and is completely accredited by the Joint Commission of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO).

It includes acute and sub-acute facilities; centers of excellence Ochsner Cancer Institute, Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Center and Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute.[1]

In 2010, it opened a new family birthing center in Baton Rouge.[2]

It has been consistently rated one of the US' best hospitals by US News.[3]

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