For us and our physicians, patients are at the center of everything we do. Recognizing the unique relationship physicians have with their patients, our approach to partnering with physicians has evolved a lot over the years. We are much more flexible today than ever before and are working even now to form partnerships with physicians based on how they prefer to work.

While we honor the Ochsner model that has been so successful for us, we work with our healthcare colleagues in flexible partnerships – including open medical staffs – that reflect their communities and their work styles. It’s all in the service of delivering extraordinary patient care and preparing for healthcare reform.

With the dynamic changes in the industry, the group practice, employed model offers another solution for physicians looking for stability and a partner in facing an uncertain landscape. For independent physicians, our partner hospitals allow for open medical staffs, and more than 1,400 physicians are actively practicing at our facilities across Southeast Louisiana.