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University Hospital & Clinics

Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics is a full-service, acute care hospital, licensed for 116 beds. We serve Acadiana’s uninsured and under-insured population as well as those with private insurance. As an academic medical center, we are a destination of choice for exceptional healthcare, offering a wide breadth of medical services and experience. We are a teaching hospital and a leader in training the physicians of tomorrow. We are committed to providing the best care to our patients and helping them live their best lives.

We house a learning resource center to support the training, continuing education, research and clinical responsibilities of healthcare providers throughout the 13-parish region of southwest Louisiana. Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics provides multiple specialty services with board-certified medical staff working alongside our physicians sharing expertise and experiences to develop an individualized plan of care for our patients. 

Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics serves the region as its primary Graduate Medical Education center by training residents and fellows - cultivating physicians for the future. Graduate Medical Education (GME) refers to any type of formal medical education pursued after earning an MD or D.O. degree in the United States. This education includes internship, residency, subspecialty and fellowship programs, and leads to state licensure and board certification. To read more about this program, click here.

Ochsner University Hospitals & Clinic offers an Urgent Care Walk-In Clinic that accepts Medicaid as well as private insurance. It is located in Building 10 behind the main hospital. 


VP Chief Executive Officer
Katherine D. "Katie" Hebert, MS

Chief Nursing Officer
Laurence Vincent, MSN

Executive Director of Ambulatory Services
Stacy Mistric
Eric Frey, CPA

President of Medical Staff
Holly C Provost, MD FACOG

Medical Director / Associate Dean for Lafayette Affairs
James Falterman, Jr., MD

University Hospital & Clinics Board Members:
Patrick Gandy, Chairman
Katie Hebert
James Falterman, Jr., MD
Peggy Giglio
Rosemary St. Clergy, MD, Secretary
Betty Brown
Allen Celestine
Farha Khan, MD

To learn more about Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics' Financial Assistance Policy, please click here. For Financial Assistance Plain Language Summary, please click here. Financial assistance applications may be downloaded here. For more information regarding our insurance, billing and collections policies, please click here. For more information about price transparency at Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics, click here.

Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics is a certified Medicaid Application Center. No appointment is necessary for Medicaid applications. The Application Center is located in Building 7 at Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics and is open 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone numbers: (337) 261-6723 or (337) 261-6721.

View our 2018 Implementation Strategy
View our 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment
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