Children's Hospital
Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Touro Infirmary
West Jefferson Medical Center


Children's Hospital is a 201-bed, not-for-profit medical center offering the most advanced pediatric care for children from birth to 21 years. Since 1955, the hospital has provided comprehensive, excellent health care recognizing the special needs of children. The hospital has expanded continually to meet these growing needs, strengthening its position as the regional medical center for children.

Children's Hospital treats patients in more than 40 subspecialties, including life-threatening illnesses, routine childhood sicknesses and preventive care. Each year, there are nearly 8,000 inpatient admissions and more than 160,000 outpatient visits, including subspecialty clinics in the Ambulatory Care Center and therapy visits, outpatient surgeries and emergency room visits. Patients come from almost every parish in Louisiana, from more than 40 states and 13 foreign countries and are referred to Children's Hospital from more than 1,600 doctors.

The hospital is also a teaching institution affiliated with the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. The medical staff has grown to include some 380 physicians, including 250 pediatric subspecialists. In addition, leading medical professionals are continually advancing pediatric medicine through research efforts.

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2001 marks sixty years that Ochsner has cared for the residents in the greater New Orleans communities. The Ochsner main campus, which includes the hospital and clinic, are located in Jefferson Parish, but Ochsner Clinic Foundation (OCF) has clinics located throughout the region, including the North Shore and Baton Rouge. Widely recognized as centers for excellence in research, patient care and education, OCF is also a not-for-profit, health care delivery system that includes a clinic, hospital, and health plan. As one of the largest, fully integrated health care systems in the Gulf South with annual revenue of nearly one billion dollars, OCF is also the largest, not-for-profit employer in the New Orleans private sector. It is comprised of over 6,500 employees, over 500 physicians in nearly 70 medical specialties, and one of the largest non-university based physician-training centers in the country with over 350 medical students and 250 allied students annually. Ochsner Clinic Foundation includes a 441-bed acute care hospital, 26 clinics in Southeast Louisiana, an international clinic presence, and Louisiana's largest HMO. The Clinic has a patient base of over 250,000 and the Hospital records over a million patient visits a year. Ochsner is also a leader in medical research with approximately 650 ongoing research trials, and nearly 250 annual publications in medical literature. The U.S. News and World Report, has named Ochsner one of America's Best Hospitals, seven times since 1990. In 2001, for the sixth year in a row, Ochsner also received the National Research Corporation's Consumer's Choice Award, for the New Orleans region. Ochsner is the only New Orleans hospital to have received the "Consumer Choice" award.

Ochsner for Children offers a full range of services specializing in comprehensive care for the whole child--from preventive care such as immunizations to life-saving efforts such as heart and lung transplants. Our pediatric specialists have access to the same resources and research as their adult counterparts. This allows us to give the most up-to-date care to pediatric patients.

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Touro Infirmary was founded in 1852 and is the only faith based, not for profit community general hospital serving New Orleans. Touro has been named one of America's Best Hospitals by US News and World Report in both 2000 and 2001. Touro celebrates 150 years of service to the New Orleans community in 2002. Touro is a modern 576 bed medical facility staffed by nearly 500 physicians. Touro is licensed by the State of Louisiana and acccredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. In New Orleans, Touro is known as "The Place Babies Come From". For more information about the Touro Infirmary, visit TO TOP


West Jefferson Medical Center, a not for profit, healthcare system, is dedicated to continuously improving the health status of our community. In August, the Medical Center opened a new nursing unit for post partum and gyn care, and recently opened a new Diabetes, Endocrine and Wound Care Center. The 462-bed hospital is named among the nation's top hospitals according to US News and World Report's 2002 exclusive rankings. West Jefferson is named in top 50 honor rolls of America's Best Hospitals in the specialty areas of Rheumatology, Respiratory Disorders, Digestive Disorders, and Neurology and Neurosurgery. This year, West Jeff's Pediatric Emergency Room was recognized for innovation with program honors highlighting Louisiana's Innovator of the Year and On the Brink Companies. West Jefferson Medical Center, located just ten minutes from downtown New Orleans, is listed in the September issue of Health Careers USA magazine as one of the best one hundred healthcare employers to work for in the country. The Healthcare Employers of Choice 100 ranking is further testament to the family atmosphere embraced by the staff, volunteers and physicians at West Jefferson Medical Center. For more information, visit TO TOP


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