Ochsner Medical Center

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Ochsner Medical Center
Location Jefferson, Louisiana, United States
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
Beds 473
Founded 1942
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.


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).

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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