As southeast Louisiana’s largest nonprofit, academic, multi-specialty healthcare delivery system, Ochsner is driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate. Coordinated clinical and hospital patient care, all connected electronically to provide convenience for our patients, is provided across the region by Ochsner’s 30 owned, managed, and affiliated hospitals and more than 80 health centers and urgent care centers.
Close collaboration between our clinicians and scientists helps to bring innovative medical discoveries from the laboratory to our patients’ bedsides. We’re deeply dedicated to our patients and are honored to have been the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across four specialty categories. Ochsner is also a national leader in medical research and conducts more than 600 clinical research studies. We’re one of the largest non-university-based physician training centers in the U.S.
Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge is full-service acute care 151-bed facility offering all-private rooms, 24-hour emergency care, newly renovated Family Birthing Center and alternate deliveries, such as water births and a certified nurse midwife program. The hospital has advanced specialty care such as open-heart surgery and orthopedic procedures and has been designated a Gyn Epicenter for the da Vinci® Surgical System.
Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge is Louisiana’s “Capital City” and the hub of all things Louisiana. With a prime, central location - just an hour away from New Orleans and Lafayette - Baton Rouge is the perfect city to explore the eclectic culture of this amazing state. Nicknamed the “Red Stick,” Baton Rouge houses over 300 years of history, much of which can be tasted in our delectable food, seen in our distinct architecture, and learned through our unique culture.
Politics is deeply entwined in the culture of Baton Rouge; it can be found both in the storied past of local dealmakers, showcased at the Old Louisiana State Capital, and in the political history that is being written now inside the art deco skyscraper that serves as the current capital. As home to the main campus of Louisiana State University and several smaller colleges, the city buzzes with the energy of youth while holding fast to its traditions in Southern lifestyle and historic sites. LSU's home football games dominate the fall social calendar when fans perfect the art of tailgating and pack the immense Tiger Stadium. A revival is underway in the city center where attractions range from a riverfront casino to the USS Kidd floating museum to the ultra-contemporary Shaw Center for the Arts, which clusters an art museum, gallery spaces, theaters and restaurants in the heart of downtown.