Our History

Our Record of Excellence for the Communities We Serve

Founded in October 2018, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport is a public-private partnership between the nationally recognized health system Ochsner Health and the academic and research center LSU Health Shreveport. With more than 4,000 employees and 1,000 physicians, including residents, Ochsner LSU Health shares a mission to expand access to great care and improve the health and wellness of our communities — making our region a healthy place to live, work and raise a family. Building on the strengths of both partners, we are able to lead our region in healthcare and deliver preventative, primary and acute care services. The power of this partnership has made incredible results for north Louisiana, including:

  • Improved access to care in Shreveport, Monroe and surrounding areas
  • More appointment availability for patients who need care now
  • More doctors added to our team
  • More jobs brought into north Louisiana
  • Heavy investment in our system’s infrastructure and technology
  • Recognition as Louisiana’s first pediatric trauma program
  • Louisiana’s first Joint Commission-certified Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center
  • Launched TeleStroke and TeleICU programs to expand access to critical care services in Monroe
  • Opened a new $3 million Hybrid OR at our Monroe Medical Center

We are especially proud of our creation of the new St. Mary Medical Center campus, which now includes a number of our targeted care centers and specialty care services. The $40 million Phase 1 investment in the new medical center has included the addition of a comprehensive diagnostic imaging center, outpatient laboratory, neurosurgery and neurology clinics, and an ambulatory surgery center, which opened in Spring 2020. The campus also opened the Women’s and Children’s Center, a dedicated area for mothers and children to receive care.

We put the health and well-being of our neighbors and community members first in all that we do. As a comprehensive, integrated organization, we provide hospital and emergency care to the public, regardless of ability to pay.

The initial efforts of Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport have been extraordinary. We are proud of the care we provide to Shreveport and all the communities we serve, and we can’t wait to see what comes next.

Our Mission and Values

Explore the ideals that define who we are and guide the care we provide to patients in north Louisiana.

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