The CHRISTUS Ochsner Southwestern Louisiana Foundation was recognized by the CHRISTUS Health System for the “Women’s Health Council – Ladies Luncheon Initiative”. The 2019 Philanthropy Crystal Cross award recognized the Foundation team for their contribution over the past year for extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ in support of the core values through a uniquely successful philanthropic initiative.

The Foundation established a Women’s Health Council which consists of 23 women from the southwest Louisiana community. The members of the Women’s Health Council have lead an effort in the development of a new women’s healthcare fund. The fund provides financial assistance to women in need, to assist in covering the cost of women’s services for health screenings, particularly related to breast health.

The CHRISTUS Ochsner Southwestern Louisiana Foundation’s initiative and subsequent efforts will continue to improve the health, well-being and lives of countless women; and, it supports the vision of CHRISTUS Health in being a leader, partner and advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities.