Ochsner Medical Center

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Ochsner Medical Center
LocationJefferson, Louisiana, United States
Coordinates29°57′48″N 90°08′43″W / 29.963231°N 90.145370°W / 29.963231; -90.145370Coordinates: 29°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.


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.[1]


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.[2]

In 2010, it opened a new family birthing center in Baton Rouge.[3]

It has been consistently rated one of the US' best hospitals by US News.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Australia - U.S. Medical School". Mededpath.org. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-12-08. Retrieved 2011-12-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "First baby at new Ochsner center". Livingstonparishnews.com. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Arys Health | Sydney CBD Medical Centre | Bulk Billing Doctors Sydney". Aryshealth.com.au. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  5. ^ "U.S. News Best Hospitals Rankings and Ratings". Health.usnews.com. Retrieved 20 May 2019.

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