Ochsner Medical Center

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Ochsner Medical Center
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Geography
LocationJefferson, Louisiana, United States
Organization
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
Services
Beds767
History
Founded1942
Links
Websitehttp://www.ochsner.org/
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.

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. 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]

Facilities[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australia - U.S. Medical School". Mededpath.org. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  2. ^ [1][dead 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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