The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System is a leading health care innovator in Louisiana and Mississippi. We bring together outstanding clinicians, the most advanced technology and leading research to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality and safest care possible.
This commitment is grounded in a history that is more than 100 years old, but reflected today by our strategic vision of transforming healthcare through superior performance and excellent patient care.
As a nonprofit, mission-focused Catholic healthcare ministry, we give special attention to our citizens who are most in need. During the most recent fiscal year, we provided more than $39 million in unreimbursed care and community support to the underprivileged.
Our health system is one of the largest in Louisiana, with hospitals, clinics and physicians located throughout Louisiana and in Mississippi. In fact, we provide care to almost half of Louisiana’s citizens , and serve in Mississippi's largest metropolitan area . Because of our size and the partnerships we have with other local organizations, we are able to pool our resources and share cost and service efficiencies and learn from each other, thereby accelerating our ability to improve care and solve challenges.
Since our founding in Monroe, Louisiana in 1911, we have been blessed by the guidance of the Franciscan Sisters. Through their guidance and steadfast example, we have committed to assure that we perpetuate their healing ministry for another hundred years. It is a noble purpose we strive to fulfill every day.
Our ten hospitals include:
Following in the footsteps of our founders, the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady, our team members and physicians are called to provide high quality care and compassion to all people, especially those most in need.
As we look to the future of our healthcare ministry, we chart our course by “going where we are called.”
Opened October 2019 with 350,000 sq. feet of state-of-the-art equipment, Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital’s new free-standing facility is here to help our 80+ pediatric specialists provide the best outcomes for our youngest patients. The first hospital in Louisiana built specifically for children, it includes 30 ED bays, two trauma rooms and helipad, along with six operating rooms, 30-bed PICU, 11-bed NICU, 91 inpatient beds, play-rooms and a family resource center. In addition, one full floor is dedicated to pediatric oncology services including one of the largest St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital affiliate clinics. Our specialists enjoy a 95,000 square-foot medical office building adjacent to the hospital which was completed in December 2019.
More than just a hospital, Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health is a collaborative, coordinated and child-focused statewide health network serving Louisiana's youth. The network includes the new freestanding hospital in Baton Rouge, as well as Lourdes Women's and Children's in Lafayette, and St. Francis Pediatrics in Monroe.
This network connects pediatricians, pediatric specialists and other health providers across our state with clinics in the Baton Rouge region, Hammond, Lafayette, Gonzales, Walker and Monroe. The network, connected by one integrated electronic medical record, means medical care for is collaborative and seamless.
The team spans more than 25 specialties featuring over 80 specialists that are specifically trained to treat children. Our network offers more than 40 pediatricians across the Baton Rouge region that are here to ensure our children stay well.
From well checks to complex medical care, Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health serves Louisiana’s children both near and far.
Located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana and its second-largest city. Baton Rouge is home to Louisiana State University, Southern University and is a major industrial, petrochemical, medical, research, motion picture, and growing technology center of the American South. Baton Rouge enjoys a strong economy that has helped the city be ranked as one of the "Top 10 Places for Young Adults" by Portfolio Magazine and one of the top 20 cities in North America for economic strength by Brookings. Just an hour away from New Orleans, Baton Rouge is the perfect city to explore the eclectic culture of Louisiana; and the mild climate, lakes, and coastal access provides for plenty of outdoor activities as well. With a vibrant music and arts scene, a myriad of exciting shopping and dining options, and rich sense of history, Baton Rouge was named the 4th Happiest City in America, and is a great place to work and live.