Ochsner Medical Center
|Ochsner Medical Center|
|Location||Jefferson, Louisiana, United States|
|Affiliated university||University of Queensland School of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center|
|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.
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. In 2009, Ochsner Medical Center began a partnership with the University Of Queensland School of Medicine in Brisbane, Australia for US citizens and permanent residents. Under the agreement, American medical students spend 2 years learning basic sciences at the University of Queensland in Australia and then 2 years of clinical rotations in the Ochsner Health System. The US cohort has achieved greater than a 90% match rate in the NRMP since 2009.
The hospital currently has 473 acute care beds and is completely accredited by the Joint Commission of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO).
- Riddick, Jr, Frank A. (Spring 2007). "Ochsner in Literature — Fiction". Ochsner Journal. 7 (1): 40–43. PMC . PMID 21603480.
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