Ochsner Health

Ochsner Health is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner’s 40 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and specialty hospitals, and more than 100 health centers and urgent care centers. Ochsner Medical Center is the #1 ranked hospital in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report and is recognized as a “Best Hospital” across two specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 70 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner Hospital for Children is the only facility in Louisiana to be recognized as a top 50 children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report for three consecutive years. Ochsner employs more than 26,000 employees and over 4,500 employed and affiliated physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts more than 700 clinical research studies.

Ochsner Cancer Institute

The Ochsner Cancer Institute is the largest provider of cancer care in the Gulf South region, with a focus on  multidisciplinary care for cancer patients by a highly skilled team of physicians, oncology nurses, social workers, researchers, and other healthcare professionals. Ochsner’s specialists treat more than 32,000 cancer patients annually, from all 50 states and 28 countries. Ochsner has 12 cancer treatment facilities throughout the state including:

  • The Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans
  • Ochsner Cancer Center – Baton Rouge and Ochsner Medical Complex – The Grove , which offer cancer treatment services to Greater Baton Rouge residents.
  • Feist-Weiller Cancer Center at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport

The cancer program at the Ochsner Cancer Institute is fully accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. In addition, the Lieselotte Tansey Breast Center at Ochsner is fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Ochsner also sponsors a fully accredited Hematology and Oncology Fellowship training program with 3 fellows per year. The Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center in New Orleans is currently undergoing an expansion, opening April 2020 that will double its size to  250,000 square feet.

For more information about Ochsner’s cancer center, click HERE.

To learn more about Ochsner’s clinical trials, click HERE.