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Ochsner Health Welcomes Louisiana Women’s Healthcare

Two of Louisiana’s leading healthcare organizations with strong reputations for delivering high quality care are coming together to enhance healthcare services for women in Greater Baton Rouge and throughout Louisiana with a focus on improved outcomes, leading technology and enhanced innovation.

Louisiana Women’s Healthcare (LWH) has signed a definitive agreement to become part of Ochsner Health (Ochsner), paving the way for enhanced digital offerings and greater convenience for the 70,000 women LWH cares for each year in the Greater Baton Rouge region.

LWH is the largest private practice dedicated to women’s healthcare in Louisiana, delivering more than 5,000 babies and conducting over 150,000 in-person patient visits in 2020. A part of Ochsner Health, LWH patients will continue to receive the same high quality care they have come to know and expect from their trusted LWH physician, and all deliveries, surgeries and patient appointments will continue on the campus of Woman’s Hospital.

Partnering with Ochsner, LWH will be better positioned for the future as it implements the telehealth and digital medicine tools that patients seek in today’s healthcare environment.

“We are excited to work with Louisiana Women’s Healthcare, an organization with outstanding physicians and a strong reputation of caring for women in greater Baton Rouge. Together, we will be able to grow, expand access to coordinated care and bring even greater value to patients,” says Warner Thomas, President and CEO, Ochsner Health.

“Our missions are aligned to improve the health and lives of women in the Baton Rouge community and across the entire state of Louisiana. This partnership is another example of Ochsner’s growth, investment and commitment to the people of Baton Rouge.”

“While there are many reasons for this partnership, the most important is that we will be better together. Ochsner’s vision to improve our state’s health rankings is valuable to the women of Louisiana, and we share this commitment to change,” says Michael Perniciaro, M.D., LWH President and Chairman-elect. “Our physicians will begin working together with Ochsner to create better outcomes statewide.”

Current insurance coverage will continue to be accepted for LWH providers and services. Patients may notice a new look for LWH, as the organization will be co-branded with Ochsner to reflect the new partnership.

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