Ochsner Medical Center

Coordinates: 29°57′48″N 90°08′43″W / 29.963231°N 90.145370°W / 29.963231; -90.145370
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Ochsner Medical Center
Ocshner Medical Center
LocationJefferson, Louisiana, United States
Coordinates29°57′48″N 90°08′43″W / 29.963231°N 90.145370°W / 29.963231; -90.145370
Care systemPrivate
Funding501(c)3 Not-For-Profit
Affiliated universityUniversity of Queensland School of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
ListsHospitals 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.[1] It is a part of Ochsner Health System and hosts the organization's headquarters.[2] Since 2019, it has been consistently rated one of the US' best hospitals by US News, and as the top hospital in Louisiana.[3][4] [5] [6]


As the flagship of the Ochsner Health System, the non-profit hospital was founded by 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 two years learning basic sciences at the University of Queensland in Australia and then two 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.[7]


The hospital currently has 767 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.[8]

In 2010, it opened a new family birthing center in Baton Rouge.[9]


  1. ^ "Ochsner Medical Center". Ochsner Health System. 1514 Jefferson Hwy. New Orleans, LA 70121 - Campus Map.
    Despite the "New Orleans, LA" address, it is outside of the New Orleans CDP and is in fact in the Jefferson census-designated place. Compare to this map: "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Jefferson CDP, LA" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2022-02-06.
  2. ^ "a time for HEROES 2020 Annual Report" (PDF). Ochsner Health System. p. 104 (PDF p. 106/108). Retrieved 2022-02-06. Ochsner Health 1514 Jefferson Highway New Orleans, LA 70121 - The address matches that of the hospital.
  3. ^ "U.S. News Best Hospitals Rankings and Ratings". Health.usnews.com. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  4. ^ "U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals". health.usnews.com. Retrieved 2021-11-26.
  5. ^ Cristina, Victoria (2020-07-28). "Ochsner ranked '#1 Hospital in Louisiana' by U.S. News & World Report". WGNO. Retrieved 2021-11-26.
  6. ^ "Greater New Orleans Inc.: Health Sciences". ochsner.org. 2021-07-27. Retrieved 2021-11-26.
  7. ^ "Australia - U.S. Medical School". Mededpath.org. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Ochsner Medical Center | Ochsner Health System | New Orleans, LA". Archived from the original on 2011-12-08. Retrieved 2011-12-09.
  9. ^ "First baby at new Ochsner center". Livingstonparishnews.com. Retrieved 20 May 2019.

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