Life-saving. Impactful. Faithful. Trustworthy.


CHRISTUS Ochsner SWLA Foundation, which oversees all of the philanthropic efforts of CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana, will support our Health System in being a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God’s healing presence and love.


The mission of CHRISTUS Health is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.

About the Foundation

In 2005, CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital recognized both a need and an opportunity to create a health care center of excellence, to support those most in need of its services in Southwest Louisiana and to support our community’s initiatives. The CHRISTUS St. Patrick Foundation was born in pursuit of that goal. Now the CHRISTUS Ochsner SWLA Foundation, serving CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana, thrives with the support of the hospital’s patients and employees, along with members of the community.

The Foundation now oversees all philanthropic efforts for the hospitals since 2016. Through the support of major gifts, planned giving, events, capital campaigns and other programs, it has contributed nearly $9 million toward initiatives like establishing a nationally accredited Breast Center, funding a therapeutic activity room for geriatric unit patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia, and more. Additionally, as a Children’s Miracle Network partner, the Foundation makes CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana a leader in pediatric medical care and health education opportunities.

Board of Directors

The Foundation’s Board of Directors includes 25 individuals who represent Southwest Louisiana’s cultural diversity and values. These dedicated individuals serve three-year terms and commit their time and resources to ensuring the Foundation’s success.

What Others Say

The Foundation is many things to many people, but they all agree on one thing – the organization is a crucial part of health care in Southwest Louisiana. Click to learn more from both our donors and beneficiaries.


The Foundation employs four professionals with significant experience in not-for-profit management, including event planning, major gift fundraising and capital campaigns.

Financial Information

The Foundation strives to be a fiscally responsible philanthropic organization, where 100% of every dollar donated goes toward our mission.