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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.

In the last fiscal year, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System had:

  • 1,747 Licensed Beds
  • 65,322 Discharges
  • 44,592 OR Procedures
  • 10,827 Full Time Employees
  • 331,360 Inpatient Days
  • 1,915 Active Medical Staff
  • 229,296 Emergency Visits

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.

Headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, we serve patients across Louisiana and Mississippi through a network of hospitals, clinics, physicians, elderly housing and integrated information systems.

Our eight hospitals include:

  • Our Lady of the Angels in Bogalusa
  • Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge
  • Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital in Baton Rouge
  • Our Lady of the Lake Ascension in Gonzales
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Women's and Children's in Lafayette
  • St. Dominic's Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi
  • St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe.

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.”

The LAFP is excited to recognize Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System as a key supporter of Family Medicine in Louisiana. For more information on the Partners in Family Medicine Program, please contact Lee Ann Albert, Membership and Outreach Coordinator, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or voice: 225.301.1947.


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