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    The vision of Ochsner Lafayette General Foundation is to build a community of committed and grateful individuals for whom the advancement of healthcare is their philanthropic priority.

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Message about who we are

Ochsner Lafayette General Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Ochsner Lafayette General. Our mission is to secure and manage philanthropic resources to support the mission of Ochsner Lafayette General – To Restore, Maintain and Improve Health.

How You Can Help

Because Ochsner Lafayette General is a not-for-profit health system, it relies heavily on the philanthropic support of the community to provide the highest quality, compassionate care to the people it serves. There are many ways for you to support Ochsner Lafayette General and help leave a legacy for generations to come.

Gifts of Gratitude

Our Gifts of Gratitude Program offers a meaningful way to say thank you and provides patients who have experienced excellent care a method of giving back that helps Ochsner Lafayette General care for others through your charitable gift.

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Memorial & Tribute Gifts

Each special person who touches our life leaves a unique mark on our heart. By making a gift to honor someone important to you or to pay tribute to the memory of a loved one who has passed away, you, too, will be making a difference — in the lives of our patients.

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Centers of Excellence

Our Centers of Excellence are the anchors by which Ochsner Lafayette General is known. Giving where the need is greatest allows us to link donor’s passion to the mission of Ochsner Lafayette General – To Restore, Maintain and Improve Health.  Help support the extraordinary care that attracts patients and top medical talent to our health system by donating to our Centers of Excellence today!

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Special Events

Corporations and individuals who chose to support Ochsner Lafayette General through an event sponsorship provide great benefit to patients and the community, while also providing visibility for their company.

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Making a Difference

“Our donors make a difference caring for the lives of others.”
-Nancy Broadhurst, Executive Director

Ochsner Acadia General Hospital Emergency Department

“An emergency room can be the difference between life and death.” Thanks to the generosity of our community partners, AGH has a newly renovated state of the art Emergency Department. In an effort to continue to enhance the services provided by AGH, the hospital is working toward becoming an accredited geriatric emergency room. You can make a difference and help make this accreditation a reality.

Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center Chapel Expansion

Giving to what comforts you. Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center has provided non-denominational spiritual support, encouragement, comfort, consolation and prayer to patients and staff for over 50 years. Your contribution will allow us to improve the condition of the chapel for those looking to pray for Hope, Healing and Recovery.

A Cuddle From Clark

Melissa and Ryan Decell had hopes of meeting their son, Clark, alive when he was born, despite his terminal diagnosis. While he only lived for 59 minutes, a CuddleCot allowed the Decells to spend much more time with their baby before leaving the hospital. Through their grief, they partnered with the Ochsner Lafayette General Foundation to raise money to help more grieving families.

LGH Physician & Employee Giving Program Supports Employees and Their Dependents

Since 2016, the Lafayette General Health Physician & Employee Giving Program has awarded $81,500 to employees and their dependents to support their education and further careers. “Winning the Foundation scholarship enables me to pursue a higher level of education. After having an Associate Degree in Nursing for twelve years, I returned to school and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Because of this, I was able to apply for and obtain my dream job within LGH that required a BSN degree, empowering me to further my career!” Danielle Hebert, Lafayette General Health employee.