Our Progress

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. 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.

Making Progress Where You Need Us

We asked the physicians at Ochsner LSU Health what improvements they’ve seen to the health system since the start of the Ochsner Health and LSU Health Shreveport partnership in 2018. Their authentic, genuine responses speak for themselves and show that we’ve delivered on our commitments to our community.

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:

Advancing Healthcare

  • Louisiana’s first Louisiana Emergency Response Network-recognized Pediatric Trauma Program
  • Launched virtual visits, digital medicine and telehealth programs
  • Designated a Level 4 Epilepsy Center
  • Louisiana’s first Advanced Interventional Cardiology Suite
  • Completed more than 15,000 virtual visits since launching in March 2020
  • Launched TeleStork increasing monitoring of laboring mothers to improve birth outcomes
  • Launched TeleStroke and TeleICU programs to expand access to critical care services in Monroe
  • Continuing to support our region’s critical care needs as a Level 1 Trauma Center and Thrombectomy- Capable Stroke Center

Expanding and Improving Facilities

  • Invested more than $200 million in renovations, infrastructure upgrades, new biomedical equipment and new locations
  • Renovated more than 225,000 square feet at our St. Mary Medical Center contributing to our area’s revitalization
  • Expanded our ICU capacity with the most advanced critical care specialists in our region
  • Opened multiple locations in the community, including our St. Vincent Health Center, a $1 million clinic in a previously underserved area for healthcare

Improving Access to Care

  • Continuing to grow team of more than 500 providers in 70 specialties
  • Increased our team with more than 650 full-time jobs, bringing more jobs to North Louisiana
  • Providing healthcare for rural areas through telemedicine, affiliations including the North Caddo Medical Center, and increased inpatient transfers for specialty care
  • Significantly increased appointment availability for patients who need care now
  • Continuing our mission to provide healthcare for everyone in our community with increased accessibility regardless of the patient’s ability to pay or insurance
  • Expanded the capacity and services for behavioral health patients in a healing environment at our new Louisiana Behavioral Health facility, in partnership with Oceans Healthcare

Making Significant Impacts to North Louisiana

Since our partnership began, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport has made a significant positive impact on the state and regional economies while expanding access to quality healthcare. An economic impact study was conducted to assess the contributions we've made to North Louisiana.

Read the full economic impact report.

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 outpatient, 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 across North Louisiana, and we will continue to making our progress using innovative tools and expanding to improve the health and well-being of all the communities we serve.

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