CANCER TREATMENT & PREVENTION
We are also focused on expanding services in women’s health, children’s services and oncology.
Cancer Treatment & Prevention
CHRISTUS Ochsner Southwestern Louisiana Foundation is proud to have invested over $6 MILLION in cardiology, oncology and neuroscience as we elevate our service offerings through CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital and CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital. We are also focused on expanding services in women’s health, children’s services and oncology.
Recent Investments in Women’s Health, Oncology and More
Nationally accredited breast center – $1.6 million
The James W. Gardiner Breast Center, located on the campus of CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital, provides state-of-the-art technology for women’s breast health, including genetic testing. Thanks to support from the Foundation, this center also addresses the needs of underserved patients across Southwest Louisiana.
John & Sylvia Stelly Regional Heart Center
Focusing on all aspects of cardiac care, the Foundation has supported several cutting-edge enhancements for the John & Sylvia Stelly Regional Heart Center, including:
- Hybrid surgical suite – $1.5 million
This advanced suite allows cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons to offer the most sophisticated cardiac treatments in Southwest
- Louisiana. Cardiac catheterization lab relocation – $317,261
Relocating this lab centralizes our cardiac service line for patients.
Women’s health fund – $200,000
Thanks to donations from our Women’s Health Council and the community, this fund provides health education and financial assistance for screenings to women who are uninsured, underinsured or unable to afford their high deductibles.
Clinical research center – $100,000
As part of CHRISTUS Ochsner’s dedication to bringing critical treatments to Southwest Louisiana, this research center expands clinical trials for cancer and other diseases, along with genetic testing to identify patients’ risk before they’re diagnosed.
Outpatient physical rehabilitation unit – $22,000
The Foundation’s investment in this unit provides new and more advanced rehabilitation equipment to promote healing and faster recovery for patients.
Mental health services – $10,000
This investment provided a therapeutic activity room for geriatric unit patients with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.