Ochsner Medical Center (New Orleans) | 100 great hospitals in America 2016
Ochsner Medical Center (New Orleans). Ochsner Medical Center is a 602-bed acute care hospital. The hospital includes Ochsner Cancer Institute, Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Center and Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute. The hospital is undergoing a significant expansion project. Once finished, the medical center will have approximately 767 beds.
Ochsner began as a multispecialty physician group in 1942. Alton Ochsner, MD, along with three colleagues opened The Ochsner Clinic, which evolved into the Ochsner Health System of today, which includes Ochsner Medical Center and more than 10 hospitals and care sites across Louisiana. Ochsner Medical Center is an American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet hospital and one of Healthgrades' 2015 100 Best Hospitals. In 2015-16, U.S News & World Report ranked the hospital nationally in six adult specialties and as the No. 1 hospital in Louisiana.
In 2013, clinicians at Ochsner Medical Center performed the first in-utero surgery in the Gulf South region of the United States. The hospital's fetal surgery team performed surgery on a 23-week-old fetus to correct a serious form of spina bifida. Additionally, the medical center was the first in its region to offer the SynCardia temporary artificial heart.
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